Latinx coffee

5 Latinx Coffee Brands to Support

Coffee is an integral part of Latinx life. According to Statista, about 60% of the world’s coffee is produced in Latin America. And the National Coffee Association’s Ethnicity and Coffee Report found that in the United States, 74% of us drink coffee on the daily. It is a huge part of our Latinx culture and our identity, and as a result, we have built Latinx coffee brands. A great coffee adds even more richness to our food, and gives us energy to seize the day.

National Coffee Day is October 1. What better way to celebrate one of our favorite beverages by highlighting Latinx coffee brands to know? These are great companies that believe in representing Latin America and its stellar coffee beans, supporting local communities, and making the best café ever.

Peixoto Coffee Roasters

Based in Chandler, Arizona, with an additional location opening up in Gilbert, Peixoto Coffee Roasters a Latinx coffee brand believes in sustainability, and delivering coffee from “crop to cup.” The Peixoto family has been in the coffee business for over a century, growing their beans on the Fazenda Sao José da Boa Vista in Brazil.

Coffee del Mundo

Another Latinx coffee brand you should know about is Coffee del Mundo. The Afro-Latinx-owned, South L.A. company’s “mission is to help people rediscover coffee the way it was meant to be enjoyed without all those unnatural ingredients.” World travel led to a solid offering of coffee from El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Mexico. Added bonus? The cafe’s menu is 100% dairy free, in support of Black and Latinx bodies and their digestion.

Devoción Coffee

 

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Devoción Coffee offers 100% Colombian, farm-fresh specialty coffee to the masses. The Latinx coffee brand, started by Colombian-born Steven Sutton, proudly states on its website that they “are the only company in the world that roasts true farm-fresh coffee only 10 days after leaving origin.” They also are committed to sustainability, offering a fair price to their producers, and protecting their “coffee landscape.” You can find Devoción cafes in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

La Monarca Bakery

La Monarca Bakery and Cafe is “inspired by the brave and resilient spirit of the monarch butterfly.” Opened by Alfredo Livas and Ricardo Cervantes in 2006, the business has expanded to include 12 locations in the SoCal area. And the vibe is puro Mexicano. We’re talking cafe de olla, Mexican hot chocolate, orejitas cookies, Mexican wedding cookies, and of course, conchas. Added bonus? Not only are their products made without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, but 1% of their proceeds go straight to their partner, Ecolife Conservation.

Muchacha Coffee

Here at BoldLatina, we celebrate, highlight, and uplift Latinxs, but our focus is especially on those fierce Latinas who are making space for others in the world. Founded by Diana Hoyos, Latinx coffee brand Muchacha Coffee’s “mission is to support female leadership by organizing and promoting women owned companies, through the entire coffee supply chain; from cultivation, exporting, importing, roasting to brand.” The result is Colombian coffee with a conscience that not only gives you that much-needed jolt of caffeine and cup full of flavor, but also makes a difference in the lives of many women.

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi is a writer at BoldLatina, Refinery29, LatinaMedia.co, and Mission Local. Her work focuses primarily on fashion, beauty, and Latinx culture. She has also written on San Francisco for a number of publications including the San Francisco Examiner, Bob Cut Mag, 7x7, and The Bold Italic. Alex recently co-founded the Latina Writers community.