Founded by a 3rd gen Indigenous farmer

Our founder, Ervin Liz, was raised learning about the crop: its challenges, its rewards, and its community. Growing up in this environment, Ervin realized that the coffee industry often left the farmers he knew shortchanged. In many cases, their pay wasn't even enough to provide for their families.

Tackling the root of the problem

This first-hand experience inspired Ervin to create a coffee company that pays farmers #10%andmore and gives them the credit they've earned. Native Root Coffee delivers top-of-the-line coffee grown at Ervin's family farm as well as those grown by his neighbors. Our mission is to build a connection between our farmers and our customers. Coffee is a universal language, so let's get talking.

Our Mission

To connect craft coffee lovers to Colombian coffee farmers, pay our farmers what they deserve, and produce the highest quality Colombian coffee available.

Help us partner with 100 farmers by 2023

More partnerships means better wages. We are currently partnered with 36 farmers and every purchase gets us closer to our goal of 10.

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Growing Strong Roots

These 3 core elements are helping us build a strong healthy community of coffee lovers.

  • Connection

    Coffee is a universal language. We want to use our coffee to bridge cultural barriers and help people strengthen their relationships.

  • Top 5% in quality

    Not only is our coffee hand-selected 3 separate times during the production process, but it is also roasted by the 2021 Latin American roasting champion.

  • Sustainability

    Sustainability goes so much deeper than being "eco-friendly". We focus on all three pillars of sustainability - environmental, economic, and social - to make a wholistically healthy business.

Your direct link to Indigenous farmers

Native Root handles your coffee at EVERY stage of the process. From planting coffee trees with our farmers on Indigenous reservation to shipping our coffee to your doorstep, Native Root takes care of your coffee at every step.

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Close your eyes and taste Colombia

The Liz family farm in the Andes' Mountains of the Togoima Reservation