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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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Making Your Water Perfect for Coffee

Making Your Water Perfect for Coffee

Note: The original version of this article was written by Tasmin Grant and published on Perfect Daily Grind.  For every cup of coffee you brew, roughly 98% is water. But water is rarely just water. Depending on your geographical location, it contains varying levels of a range of minerals and organic compounds....

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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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