Topeca Coffee Roasters started it’s “Seed-to-Cup” program in 2002, when we invested in milling and roasting equipment at our Ayutepeque farm in El Salvador. This vertically integrated business model was developed as a solution to a highly volatile coffee market, wherein; we needed to find a way to become economically sustainable and maintain total control over product quality. When you purchase a “Seed-to-Cup” certified coffee from us, whether in a latte at our cafe or off the grocery store shelf, part of your money goes directly back to our farms and the workers who make our coffee possible. We are able to take the profits we make from our Tulsa roastery and cafes, and pay higher than average prices to our farms for the coffee we purchase, which then gets reinvested in quality operations and worker salaries in El Salvador. This type of transaction is much more direct and transparent then your average commercial coffee or even many “Fair Trade” coffees out there. We are proud to share with you part of our family heritage, from the soil of the Santa Ana Volcano to the edge of your cup.