Harry and Leticia Hutchins founded Alma Coffee on the idea of making Direct Trade coffee accessible to everyone. Alma may have been founded in 2019, but it's story begins over 500 years ago in the remote mountains of Honduras.
Leticia was born into the coffee industry as she's a 5th generation coffee farmer! Her dad, Al Lopez (also an Alma founder) was born and raised in coffee farms in Honduras and would take Leticia to visit the family coffee farms in Copan, Honduras every year. Today, Al & Leticia own over 200 acres of coffee producing farms in Honduras and have built a true model farm focused on improving lives, sustainable practices, and growing extraordinary coffee!
So what exactly does farm-to-cup mean? As coffee farmers, they source directly from their own farms in Honduras and from other farmers they know directly (almadoptions). As coffee roasters, they expertly roast based on the natural properties inside the coffee. They roast on the most fuel efficient coffee roaster on the market, emitting 80% less emissions than other conventional roasters. As baristas, they honor the fact that we are the last to touch the coffee beans before you enjoy them in your cup! Every espresso, every drip coffee, is made with the utmost care, grinding and extracting to perfection.
As farm owners, sustainability is everything to Alma's values! Their family farms are USDA certified organic, certified shade grown bird friendly, certified con manos de mujeres, and certified fair trade TSA. These certifications are their official promise of growing coffee sustainably, treating their employees ethically, and caring for the environment responsibly.
Alma Coffee is also proudly certified service-disabled veteran-owned. They thank Al Lopez for his service in the USA military and buy American made whenever possible. From their Loring Smart Roaster to their own Slayer Espresso Machine, they love finding companies that are innovating our industry right in the USA!