Origins of our beans
Grounds for Change is a family-owned and operated coffee roasting business located on the Kitsap Peninsula due west of downtown Seattle. We roast our 100% fair trade, organic coffee in small batches to ensure that you receive the freshest coffee possible.
All of our coffee is Fair for Life Fair Trade certified and our organic certification meets the stringent Organic Processor Standards enforced by the USDA and the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Additionally, our coffee is Carbon-Free Certified by CarbonFund.org, which means that the complete carbon footprint (from crop to cup) is offset with tree planting. Much of the coffee we sell is grown in shaded conditions which helps to support healthy habitat for migratory birds.
A number of community-based programs in coffee-growing countries directly benefit from the purchase of our coffee. For example, farmers in Peru receive a higher price per pound for their coffee (above and beyond the going rate for certified coffee) to help support local domestic violence intervention programs and small business loans for women.