Brands Highlight | Together Coffee

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How do you take your coffee? I take mine with 2 TB of local honey and about 1/4 cup of warm half & half, it took me a long time to learn how I liked my coffee. My grandfather took his coffee black, or with a little Jack Daniels if no-one was watching. 😉 I get my love of coffee from my grandfather, the love of the routine, the aroma, and the welcome it provides to everyone.

Earlier this month Sseko launched Together Coffee. Our fair trade locally sourced & roasted beans that supports farmers in Uganda & Ethiopia.

Did you know that around 125 million people worldwide depend on coffee for their livelihoods. It is the most valuable and widely traded tropical agricultural product and is mainly produced by smallholder farmers. Nearly 75% of the world’s coffee farmers are women. Many of them however are unable to earn a reliable living from the coffee they produce. (Fairtrade.org) Every bag of Together Coffee will directly contribute to supporting a smallholder farmer in Uganda or Ethiopia who earned a fair wage for their work. And like every Sseko product, every bag of coffee you purchase is contributing to providing a scholarship for a female scholar in Uganda or Ethiopia.

Together Coffee offers 2 roasts: a Dark Ugandan & Light Ethiopian. Our fairly-traded Ugandan blend is rich and dark and nutty with notes of chocolate and caramel and we are already dreaming about the ways in which our impact and relationships will continue to expand and grow within Uganda. While Uganda’s coffee climate is one of the best in the entire world, the coffee industry has untapped potential. Our dream is that by fostering meaningful, long-term partnerships and educating consumers on the wonders of Ugandan coffee, together with our Ugandan colleagues and partners, we can move the needle and create a wake of dignity, freedom and possibility. (And really yummy coffee.)

Our Ethiopian blend is bright, juicy and floral with notes of citrus, blueberries and brown sugar. And it’s one step above fair trade–it’s direct trade. Which means we are working directly with the farmers to cultivate an on-going relationship where our coffee community thrives. Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee and the sophistication of the industry only continues to grow. We can’t wait to learn from and walk alongside our partners to bring a new level of awareness, passion and access to their incredible creations.

photo by Amber Motes Photography

Buy Once or get a Subscription! Grab a bag for the coffee lover in your life, or sign up for a subscription so your coffee arrives on a regular schedule. Since I’m the only person in my house that drinks coffee and I only have one cup a day, a 12 oz bag is enough for a month. Although I must admit, I’ve been drinking more while working from home…and if your house has more than one a heavy coffee drinker, we have a 4 lb bag option too!
Both sizes are available for a one-time purchase or a subscription. 

Personally, the light roast is perfect for me. I love the citrus and brown sugar notes that pair so well with the subtle sweetness of honey and the smooth half and half. I did a Facebook Live video of my entire process from the grinding of the beans to enjoying my first taste of Together Coffe. It is a long video and I share about my process of using a pour-over. I had so much fun making this video and even if it is before coffee and I just look. so. tired.

May you find delight, purpose, and togetherness in every cup.

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