Coffee by LoTH
Northside proudly serves Rwandan coffee purchased from Land of a Thousand HIlls. A brief summary of their story is below followed by a link to their website where you can find out more or purchase coffee directly from them.
Did you know that 80% of coffee sold in the U.S. comes from companies that utilize unjust business practices? Land of a Thousand Hills believes the Body of Christ can do better. We partner directly with farmers, paying them more than a fair wage and investing in their communities to provide hope. Our Gospel-centered mission is custom-fit for congregations who believe every choice we make should reflect our commitment to a God of justice who loves "the least of these."
In April 1994, Rwanda (an African country half the size of the state of Maryland) experienced one of history's most atrocious genocides. In just 100 days, close to one million ethnic Tutsi and moderate Hutu sympathizers lost their lives to the hands of extremist Hutu militia. The 1994 genocide that left so many innocent people either dead, orphaned, or widowed has now become a focal point of the global community. In the wake of civil war, Rwanda made a commitment to national restoration. The government called upon the church to lead the country in reconciliation and asked the outside world to support them as it looked to heal and eradicate poverty, disease, and illiteracy.
Started in 2005, Land of a Thousand Hills recognized a simple and tangible opportunity to make a difference in the reconciliation of the Rwandan people. The introduction of specialty coffee to the healing fields of Rwanda proved to be an uncommon opportunity for once warring countrymen to not only rebuild their homesteads, but to work together toward lasting peace. A commitment to excellence in coffee has brought dignity and hope to a nation that history suggested would never recover.
Now, Land of a Thousand Hills has reached beyond the borders of Rwanda to bring dignity and hope to Haiti, Thailand, and other parts of the globe. We partner with farmers and local community leaders to develop the coffee into a sustainable income, pay a just Living Wage, and strive to further meet the needs of the people. When you buy Land of a Thousand Hills, you are receiving coffee that is 100% Arabica, fairly traded, and roasted fresh. Your excellent morning cup is offering hope to these developing coffee communities with each purchase.
Interested in purchasing some great coffee? Click on the image below to be taken to Land of a Thousands Hills website.