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Sandhill Coffee Community: Benchmark Coffee Traders

Benchmark is a leader in sourcing and distributing environmentally-conscious and community-driven coffee. It’s grown with social impact and sustainability at the forefront: Sigri Estate conserves water in nearly every possible aspect of the washed coffee process, the remote estate serves as a local habitat and sanctuary for over 90 species of birds, and Benchmark’s social impact mission helps support free housing, free healthcare, and free elementary schooling for all of the coffee pickers’ children and the children in the surrounding community. Benchmark has funded the textbooks for the estate elementary school for five years and is currently constructing a sixth school.

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The Sandhill Coffee Roasting Process

From Farm to Cup: The Sandhill Coffee Roasting Process - Erica Zazo - Quality coffee depends on a quality roast. That’s why the Sandhill Coffee team takes great pride in our knowledge, experience and enjoyment of roasting beans in a way we know will make a lasting impression on our community of coffee lovers.  Sandhill Coffee owner Phil Wingo started roasting coffee in 2017 after a shift in jobs inspired him to start his own company. A lightbulb moment to launch his own coffee company and learn how to roast beans has now snowballed into a community-rooted coffee company that roasts beans sourced directly from farmers around the world and keeps sustainability top of mind.  Flash forward to today –...

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Conscious Coffee: 5 Ways to Reuse Sandhill Coffee Grounds

Conscious Coffee: 5 Ways to Reuse Sandhill Coffee Grounds We love it when the Sandhill Coffee community drinks our coffee. But even more, we love it when our coffee drinkers think and act consciously when it comes to environmental conservation and sustainability.  Did you know the average American household consumes about 3 cups of coffee daily?  That’s about 1-6 tablespoons of coffee each day. Times that by 365 days in a year, and that means every coffee consumer produces upwards of 2,190 tablespoons of used grounds, or over 135 cups of coffee grounds, per year. While there are certainly worse things to throw away in your trash can, used coffee grounds that make it to landfills can lead to a...

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