This is how an idea born while living along the Pacific coast of Nicaragua turned into a coffee company.
Hi, we’re the founders.
We left our past careers to take a chance on building something positive from the ground up, and now here we are. Angela is at the helm, and Andrew keeps the ship on course. We love everything about coffee, and we’re here to create a company we’d want to work for, and products we’d want to consume ourselves (which we do, in mass quantities).
The trip of a lifetime.
Our story begins on the road. In 2015, we packed-up our life and set out to travel on a shoestring and write a new chapter.
Over the course of nine months, we travelled through Africa, Europe, and made our way to the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. We started buying green coffee from local markets and roasting it on the stove. For two coffee-lovers, it was a dream come true. We played with different recipes and created drinks using simple, raw ingredients. The results were delicious.
Out of the kitchen and into coffee country.
After months tinkering in our coastal kitchen, we took a trip through Nicaragua’s coffee-producing regions of Esteli, Jinotega, Matagalpa, and Nueva Segovia, meeting with producers, cooperatives, buyers, and exporters. It was an eye-opening experience that left us deeply interested in the industry.
Equipped with new perspectives and sourcing relationships, we returned to the US hooked on starting a coffee company.
Good Trip sets forth.
Fast-forward six months later and on October 11, 2016, Good Trip Coffee was born. Two months later, we opened our website and launched our first product line of artisan cold brews, all featuring original artwork by Denver artists Josh Holland and Shannon Bonatakis. By spring 2017, we were selling at local markets & events. In fall 2017, we expanded our offerings beyond cold brew. And today, the journey continues. We’re proud of our products, our values, and our commitment to partnering with communities of women producers & smallholders.
Thank you for joining us.
Angela & Andrew
Coffee producers are the most important link in the chain from seed to cup. Our hope is to bring you closer to these communities, to learn about their craft, and to experience the passion that surrounds their coffees.