In 2014, two sets of brothers launched Lost Coast Roast™ Cold Brew Coffee, seeking to serve the highest quality cold brewed coffee through dedication and excellence. Lost Coast Roast™ holds the vision that better-for-you high-quality coffee brewed from Shade-Grown, Organic coffee beans and saving the environment can go hand-in-hand.
To bring their vision to fruition Lost Coast Roast™ only uses coffee beans grown by organic farmers located in the Nicaraguan mountain highlands who use organically shade grown methods that create minimal environmental impact. Instead, their organic growing practices support biodiversity and the flourishing of wildlife, such as the Quetzal bird. This bird’s existence is threatened by rainforest slash and burn destruction commonly associated with coffee plantations, even those following organic growing methods.
The vibrant colored Quetzal bird is particularly meaningful to Lost Coast Roast™ as it represents to us the importance of partnering with nature in support of all life and therefore is honored in our logo.
Pictured below on the right is Edelsin Méndez, a student in the Fabretto Foundation secondary education program. In her own words, “For generations, Nicaraguan farmers have relied on growing and selling coffee for their income. But rising temperatures can allow a fungus, called roya or coffee rust, to take over. Through Fabretto’s SAT program, I have acquired organic farming skills which my family and I put into practice at our coffee farm. My family is proud we are growing the finest coffee in the world.”
The Fabretto Foundation offers a rural primary and secondary education program with the following six pillars of curriculum; mathematics, natural sciences, literature, language and communication, agricultural technology, and community service.
In keeping with the Lost Coast Roast™ mission of sustainably grown and produced better-for-you cold brew coffee our coffee beans are sourced from Nicaraguan-based family organic farmers.