Thrive Farmers was initially born out of a simple idea: to connect coffee directly to the consumer. Our humble, grassroots endeavor began in 2009 in Monteverde, Costa Rica, where we first formed and implemented our farmer-direct revenue sharing model. By bringing farmers to market as our partners, not just our suppliers, we were able to create more sustainable income and opportunities for them, which meant they could create more sustainable businesses and futures for themselves and their families. The success of this innovative new approach to the industry proved to us that we were onto something bigger, that we had a chance to bring about true change and impact to not only the coffee industry, but to big agriculture, by empowering farmers directly.
WHO WE ARE TODAY
Today, we at Thrive Farmers continue to work tirelessly towards our vision of bringing sustainable success to farmers across multiple categories around the world. In addition to expanding our coffee partnerships throughout Latin America and Africa, we have set our sights on the global tea industry, working with a network of tea farmers in China, Africa, India and US to produce the finest quality loose leaf teas. The success of our mission has been recognized nationwide, including our recent ranking at #19 on the 35th annual Inc. 500 list, and being named one of the fastest growing companies in all of Georgia. As well as recognized by B Lab® as one of the world’s most impactful companies by winning Best For The World Award for the third year in 2021. In 2015, we proudly launched ThriveWorx Foundation, a 501(c)(3) foundation that expands upon the Thrive Farmers mission by working with farmers to address the local economic, social, and environmental challenges faced by their communities.