About

How much do you know about your coffee? Do you know who grew it? Do you know how fairly they were paid? And do you know how the beans you brew or roast have impacted the environment?

With Socii Coffee Trading, you can sip without hesitation because our company is transparent about how we do business. And we use our resources to protect farmers and their fields. In fact, Socii accomplishes what larger raw coffee providers don’t—we source beans from entire communities in which we have invested.

Our founders, Travis and Julie Hester, established the company in 2011 after witnessing the coffee industry exploit Central American farmers. As a reaction to those harmful practices, they built a business grounded in the principles of truth, honesty, stewardship, and excellence. And they named it “Socii,” an ancient Roman term describing a system of mutual benefit between regions.

Then, after years of work and a leap of faith, Socii sold its first beans in 2014.

Since then, our company has grown exponentially, developing personal, year-round relationships with farmers in Honduras, Guatemala, Sumatra, and Laos. But we also go further, enacting lasting change in coffee-producing regions and helping to improve farm infrastructure in partnering communities. This allows growers to work more efficiently and reap more benefits from their labor.

As we look toward the future, we are finding ways to produce high-quality beans for years to come. Consequently, we are implementing environmental initiatives in each partner community to help preserve the land and ecosystems crucial to coffee production. It’s all a part of our plan to make the coffee industry better—one mug of rich, warm coffee at a time.

Essentially, Socii stands for the values inspired by its name:

Service
Ongoing Stewardship
Commitment to Excellence
Integrated Care
Intentional Truth and Honesty

And as a customer or roaster, you’re also playing a vital role in the improvement of an industry. Plus, you can enjoy cups and cups of high-grade coffee.

Our method and our values set Socii Coffee Trading apart.

Method

Coffee is a big business with more than 2 billion cups consumed every day worldwide and the average American downing 3 cups in a day.

It’s easy for people to get lost in that level of shuffle, but that’s not what we do here at Socii.

We think about everything and every person involved in the process—the grower, the customer, the planet, even the bags we put them in—to make sure everyone involved is served.

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Values

We prioritize serving the individual customer well, stewarding all of our resources, striving for excellence in all we do, caring for everyone we meet, and being transparent with our customers and honest with ourselves. Our values ensure you can feel good about buying from us.

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Our method and our values set Socii Coffee Trading apart.

Method

Coffee is a big business with more than 2 billion cups consumed every day worldwide and the average American downing 3 cups in a day.

It’s easy for people to get lost in that level of shuffle, but that’s not what we do here at Socii.

We think about everything and every person involved in the process—the grower, the customer, the planet, even the bags we put them in—to make sure everyone involved is served.

Learn More
Values

We prioritize serving the individual customer well, stewarding all of our resources, striving for excellence in all we do, caring for everyone we meet, and being transparent with our customers and honest with ourselves. Our values ensure you can feel good about buying from us.

Learn More