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Riff Roast | Support Jail Guitar Doors' effort to rehab MI inmates through music

Riff Roast | Support Jail Guitar Doors' effort to rehab MI inmates through music Higher Grounds is excited to team up with Jail Guitar Doors USA to bring their music rehabilitation programming to Michigan. We are raising funds for JGD with our coffee "Riff Roast."

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All about Norte's Adventure Bike Club, Fueled by Coast

All about Norte's Adventure Bike Club, Fueled by Coast

Higher Grounds is proud to be the title sponsor of the Adventure Bike Club by Norte. We've been part of Norte's community as a Dynamo Business Champion for three years, and we're happy to keep rolling. Norte is the Grand Traverse region's bike-centric, a youth-focused advocacy organization. Its mission is to help build stronger,...

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Valuing Specialty Coffee: About our 2022 Price Increase

Valuing Specialty Coffee: About our 2022 Price Increase

Coffee is worth more. Globally, coffee is valued on a commodity scale. And as we wrote back on our blog in 2018, market shifts are expected with any commodity. But in the case of coffee, the livelihoods of 25 million farming families are at stake. The commodity price of coffee in...

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Our Model

Higher Grounds donates at least 1% of our profits to On the Ground, our partner nonprofit. 

On the Ground empowers coffee farming communities through gender and social equity, environmental sustainability, and economic security. 

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True sustainability is only possible through a human-centric approach.

At every touchpoint along the supply chain--farmers, co-ops, roasters, buyers, baristas, and consumers--we advocate for not just the highest standards in coffee, but the highest standards of human life and respect. 

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