By purchasing yarn from String Theory, you’re lifting up a number of small and female-owned businesses. We help women in Rwanda, who survived the genocide, educate a new generation. We help women in Uruguay find meaningful work without leaving their rural homes. We help a family in New Hampshire maintain a mill, a tradition spanning hundreds of years. We help restore the Patagonia Grasslands by encouraging sustainable farming.Every yarn we stock makes a positive impact.
Janet's Colombian 'Good Coffee'
12oz bag whole bean
100% single-origin Arabica coffee grown on Janet's farm in Colombia
Good Coffee is a medium-roasted blend of Tabi and Geisha coffee beans. These varieties are among the most prized(and delicious) in the world of coffee.
Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Passion Fruit, and a bit of Spice
Good Coffee tastes good and does good, improving the lives of our community in Colombia. The coffee beans are grown on our farm in Colombia which provides fair wages and benefits to the people that work there.
The beans are roasted at a local state-of-the-art roastery and research laboratory dedicated to studying the craft of the coffee industry, located at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.
Students run the day-to-day operations with oversight from the advisors. This includes everything from designing product labels to packaging coffee to holding tastings across campus. In addition, students collaborate with other departments across campus on new innovative initiatives such as the viability of utilizing coffee grounds for water filtration and engineering a vacuum pump device to remove the physical limitations from the roaster’s job.
The impact on these students is long-lasting. They leave with not only new and expanded skills and increased passion for making a difference, but also a better understanding of how to be a socially responsible leader. Students have gone on to start their own social enterprises, serve in the Peace Corps, and be leaders in their corporate community.