In addition to sourcing ethically traded beans and teas from our partners, La Terza is actively seeking ways to become more kind to people and the planet. We believe that for-profits have the power to do a lot of social good, and that’s why social responsibility is woven into every aspect of our business. Here are some of the awesome organizations we partner with:
One of our primary suppliers of green coffee, Cafe Imports seeks to both empower and respect coffee growers through a living wage and reduce the negative effects that the coffee industry can have on our planet.
Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS)
La Terza is partnering with the Department of Student Services, a start-up grant from the Ohio Department of Education, and the Viaquest Foundation to give students in Cincinnati an opportunity to begin and sustain their own businesses at Cincinnati Public high schools! Students will learn about entrepreneurship by providing phenomenal coffee at their schools!
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Ever wonder what we do with all our burlap coffee bags when they’re done carrying beans? We love to reuse them for wholesale coffee deliveries, but we also donate the bags to the Cincinnati Zoo for the primates to play with! It would appear that they love coffee almost as much as we do…
Edible Ohio Valley
La Terza is a VIP Subscriber to Edible Ohio Valley, which seeks to educate the public about local, healthy produce and food-makers in our area. We love food and we love supporting local producers, so the partnership just makes sense!
Freeset is a local partner that employs women previously enslaved in the sex trade. They make our fabulous tee-shirts, which are as soft as they are world-changing.
Habitat for Humanity
In addition the awesome home-building work that Habitat for Humanity does, they also sponsor regular “Women Inspiring Women” breakfasts… at La Terza! They provide the food and the amazing speakers, and we provide the phenomenal coffee.
We also source coffee from InterAmerican Coffee, and they’re all about building long-lasting connections with their specialty coffee suppliers and fostering sustainable relationships– both with farmers and with the earth.
Kind Flash‘s mission is simple: to spread love and kindness. We host a collection box in winter to gather donations that volunteers distribute to those in need, and participate in their “pay it forward” program, allowing customers to buy a stranger’s drink.
Ohio River Foundation
For two years now, La Terza has been a sponsor at the Cincinnati Coffee Festival, which is produced by and benefits the Ohio River Foundation! Coffee is 98% water, so water quality is definitely something we can get behind.
Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA)
The SEA is a nationwide collaborative of social entrepreneurs and nonprofits– organizations that seek to do more than just make a profit, but to make lasting change for our world. La Terza is a member of the SEA and our Chief Visionary, David, is the Chair of the Greater Cincinnati Regional chapter!
We proudly source coffee from a single-origin, woman-owned farm in Honduras: Finca San Isidro. Since many of the women working on the farm educate their kids at a nearby school, La Terza is partnering with Sonlight Power and Unataza to bring solar power to the school! Electricity can radically empower kids there and their ability to learn, so we’re proud to support Sonlight’s projects at Finca San Isidro.
Specialty Coffee Association
How could we not be a member of the Specialty Coffee Association? They are an amazing nonprofit dedicated to diversity and inclusion, and to creating an industry that is “fair, sustainable, and nurturing for all.” We’re proud to be a member of an organization that runs on respect, sustainability, and community… and phenomenal coffee, of course!
La Terza’s team is awesome because of our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We partner with Starfire, and they build better communities by finding meaningful job placements for people with developmental disabilities. Our team wouldn’t be the same without Lauren, who helps with packaging and other office work at La Terza!
The Tea Spot
The Tea Spot has super similar core values to ours here at La Terza… except they make tea! Located in Boulder, Colorado, The Tea Spot is a woman-owned tea producer built on making healthy, fresh teas more accessible. As a certified B Corp, they donate a portion of their proceeds to cancer and community wellness programs!