Meet Adriana Lopez, founder of Tostado Coffee Roasters.

Tostado Coffee Roasters’ mission is to support indigenous communities through fair trade sourcing and creating awareness about farmer’s hard work, the impressive supply chain, and all the people involved behind a great cup of coffee! 

Sourced directly from family-owned farms and small producers located in the highlands of Chiapas and Oaxaca Mexico, Tostado Coffee producers have a strong commitment to organic practices, sustainability, and quality standards. 

“We care about farmers who grow the things we love.”
Adriana Lopez

 

 SHOP (left to right): PALENQUE Light Roast Chiapas, Mexico $14.99; TONALA Medium Dark Roast Chiapas, Mexico, $14.99; ARANDAS Medium Dark Roast Oaxaca, Mexico, $14.99

Fair Trade, Organic and Rainforest Alliance Certified, sourced directly from family-owned farms and small producers located in Chiapas and Oaxaca Mexico.


Tostado's light roast PALENQUE and medium dark roast TONALA are 100% single origin Arabica beans from a collective of coffee farmers and families from the Comunidad de Campesinos Ecológicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas. Their medium dark roast ARANDAS is also 100% single origin Arabica beans sourced from indigenous coffee producers from Santiago Yaitepec in the state of Oaxaca.

Adriana oversees the sourcing and roasting of every bean that goes into a bag of Tostado Coffee. She designed the packaging to celebrate the cultural heritage of where her coffee beans are sourced. The packaging’s logo contains a variety of patterns such as flowers, lines, and geometric shapes influenced by the variety of traditional clothing designs worn by members of Chiapas tribes.

Unique clothing patterns and applications identify the village a person wearing it is from. The packaging graphic anchors the brand logo and sets the stage for the bright, bold, and festive pom pom & tassel that adorns every bag. This element also has an authentic connection to the product’s origins. The Mayas used colorful pom poms as ceremonial pieces, which were added to clothing. To this day, indigenous women within the Chiapas and Oaxaca Estados (States) wear pom poms on their traditional hats and at the end of their braided hair. Each pom pom and tassel is ethically sourced and hand-dyed to keep this beautiful tradition alive with each package of coffee sold.


Visit Tostados Coffee Roasters for more information or to buy in bulk. Follow them @tostadocoffeeroasters.