Bears Brew Back
The coffee we serve is single origin, 100% Nicaraguan. And while we’re proud to serve one of the finest cups of coffee you’ll ever enjoy, we’re even more proud to be giving back to the people who grow these great beans.
Bears Brew Back is a philanthropic partnership with Java City Coffee Roasters and is an ongoing, long-term commitment to improve the lives of the people of Nicaragua. For Bears Brew Back, we work with the Global Aldea Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Global Aldea Coffee Cooperative, to identify humanitarian projects in Nicaraguan communities.
Our first project is a well pump improvement and piping project. This system will allow for more accessible water and bring running water to the homes in Mancotal, a community where many of our beans are grown. Additionally, Bears Brew Back is funding a medical care van to visit this relatively remote village where routine medical care is not available, as well as providing backpacks and school supplies to the children.
Through generous donations from our franchise community, we were able to send 1,000 backpacks and fill them with essential school supplies for the area’s school children
We’re proud to help families in Mancotal, Nicaragua get fresh water to their homes through a new well and piping system.
Global Aldea Cooperative
Founded in 1992, Global Aldea is a farming cooperative that brings together over 3,000 northern Nicaraguan coffee farmers, 40% of whom are women.
Our story started in 1985 when we began hand roasting the world’s finest coffees in an old brick building in downtown Sacramento. If you’ve noticed our coffees are smoother tasting than most, it’s not by accident. Our beans are carefully roasted using authentic Italian bricklined roasters that provide radiant heat, allowing a slower, longer roast. We know our way takes more time, but we wouldn’t dare change a thing. Read More
How You Can Help
Purchase some of our single origin, 100% Nicaraguan coffee and all profits from the sale of the coffee goes to fund our Bears Brew Back initiatives. Click below to order a bag (or bags) from the Java City Coffee Roasters online retail store.
Information and Updates
Backpack Project Update
We’ve just received more amazing photos of our backpacks being delivered to the children of Nicaragua. These backpacks provide essential school materials to school-age children in our coffee growing communities, many of whom would not be able to attend school without these supplies.
Did You Know?
Small Nicaraguan coffee farmers grow our Black Bear Diner blend with our delicious single origin 100% Nicaraguan coffee. Check out the Coffee Production video.
Nicaragua is the poorest country in Central America and the second poorest in the Western Hemisphere, behind only Haiti. 42.5% of Nicaraguans live below the poverty line, surviving on less than $1 per day. 75.8% of the population lives on less than $2 per day.
Backpack Project Update
General managers from 112 diners stuffed 1,000 backpacks with school supplies during our annual managers conference.
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