Frequently Asked Questions

FAQS

Our Story

What is HOPE Coffee?

HOPE Coffee is a Christian owned coffee company that exists to share the gospel through servant-evangelism projects in Honduras and Mexico. We purchase coffee from farmers who have small plots of land and pay them higher than the market wages. The coffee is transported to the U.S. in order to share high-quality Honduran and Mexican coffee with individuals, churches, non-profits, and businesses. From those purchases, 100% of our net profits go back to Honduras and Mexico to support the servant-evangelism projects, which allow the local Honduran and Mexican churches to share the gospel while meeting the physical needs of the Honduran and Mexican people.

What is the purpose of HOPE Coffee?

The purpose of HOPE Coffee is to share the gospel through the local church in Honduras, Mexico, and Africa. 100% of our profits go toward servant-evangelism projects in Honduras and Mexico, where Camino Global missionaries team up with the local church to use the funds to reach out to the community in order to share the gospel. The Honduran and Mexico churches shares the gospel with people in their community as they work together to build water wells, put in floors for families, install roofs on houses, and build houses for widows.  Every year, we see many Honduran and Mexican people come to Christ through these servant-evangelism projects. We also partner with Compassion Tea, so 100% of the tea profits support medical missions in Africa through CompassioNow.

How did HOPE Coffee start?

HOPE Coffee was started by Mark Fittz, a Camino Global missionary in Honduras. When missions teams came to Honduras, they would usually want to purchase coffee to bring home. So, Mark would drive them to the grocery store to purchase coffee. One day, he began to think about how he could work with the local farmers to provide coffee to these visitors themselves. After talking with some of the local farmers, HOPE Coffee was started as a small souvenir product. Meanwhile, several Camino Global missionaries back in the United States were discussing how to use business as a means to support missions. One of the ideas that came about was selling HOPE Coffee in the United States. After testing out the idea, it soon began to take off, and HOPE Coffee USA was launched in 2011! Currently, HOPE Coffee is sold in both Honduras and the United States, with 100% of the net profits being used to spread the gospel through servant evangelism projects in Honduras.

What are the servant evangelism projects?

The servant evangelism projects are designed to give help to the people in the communities near the Honduran and Mexican churches. These projects are carried out by the local Honduran and Mexican believers as they serve their communities. A servant-evangelism project often looks like: installing a roof, pouring concrete for a floor, building a water well, and other basic building projects. These building projects are approved and coordinated by a Camino Global missionary.

How much profit does HOPE Coffee donate?

We donate 100% of our net profit each year.  To accomplish this goal, we intentionally keep our expenses low and carefully consider how we re-invest our profits.  Each year since we launched in 2011, HOPE Coffee has produced an impact report to show how we spend our profits.

How are the funds distributed?

The net profits from HOPE Coffee are donated into a fund, which is used for the servant evangelism projects. The Honduran and Mexican church leaders fill out applications showing how they want to share the gospel in their community through a service project. Then, a team of Honduran or Mexican pastors, along with a Camino Global missionary, review the applications and approve the best opportunities to share the gospel. The funds are used to purchase supplies for the project while the local church members often volunteer their time and skills.  As the members of the church work alongside the family being helped, they build relationships with the family members as they share and live out the love of Christ.

What projects have you completed with your net profits?

You can review our annual Impact Report, which shows how we’ve spent our net profits. Past reports are available online here.

Our Coffee

Where does the coffee come from?

HOPE Coffee Honduran Medium, Honduran Bold, and Honduran Dark originate from the Siguatepeque region of Honduras, while the Guatemalan Decaf roast originates from Guatemala and the Mexican Light roast originates from Mexico. The HOPE Coffee Espresso blend originates from Honduras and a South American country. HOPE Coffee uses 100% Arabica coffee beans that are cupped for quality and classified as specialty grade strictly high grown (SHG) coffee. The coffee is purchased from farmers who own small plots of land.

At what altitude is the coffee grown?

All of our coffee is strictly high grown (SHG) at 4,000 feet or above.

Is your coffee fair trade?

Our coffee is direct trade. We pay more than the market price for our coffee. This actually helps our farmers more than fair trade would.

Is your coffee organic or grown organically?

Not all of it is organic. Some of our farmers grow organically, but because they are often on small plots of land on a mountain side, it is possible for chemicals from farmers further up on the mountain to be washed down the mountain when it rains onto our farmers’ land.  We do not test or market our coffee as organic.

How often are the coffee beans roasted?
Our espresso blend is roasted every week, and the rest of our coffee roasts are roasted every three to five weeks.
How much coffee do I use to brew a pot of coffee?

When brewing a pot of coffee, consider the measurement guide below for any of the HOPE Coffee products.

Coffee DispenserNumber of 6oz cups ProducedWeight of Ground Coffee UsedMeasured Ground Coffee UsedRecommended Product
10-12 cup pot10-122.0 oz8 Tbsp or ½ Cup12oz, 2lb or 5lb Bags
Airpot (1.9-2.5 Liter)12-162.5oz10-12 Tbsp or ¾ Cups2.5oz Packets – Wholesale Labeling
55-60 Cup Percolator55-609.0 oz3 Cups9oz Packets
1.5 gallon dispenser509.0 oz3 Cups9oz Packets
3.0 gallon dispenser10018.0 oz6 Cups9oz Packets (2 at a time)
*When weighing or measuring coffee, each coffee grind (fine, medium, coarse) will weigh a different amount.
This is only a guideline to use when brewing HOPE Coffee.  Please adjust to taste preference.

Feel free to browse our brewing guides for different brew methods that you may enjoy.

About Us – Belief Statement

What is HOPE Coffee’s doctrinal or belief statement?

HOPE Coffee’s Statement of Belief

HOPE Coffee* is a non-denominational organization. Our purpose is to empower Evangelical Christian** churches in Honduras, Mexico and across other parts of the world, to reach the lost in their communities through project-based evangelism.***

These projects include (but are not limited to) building a home for a widow, installing a water storage system for a family, constructing a roof or pouring a concrete floor for a small home.  The local church performs the work of the project alongside the family in need, all the while building a relationship with them and ultimately sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  HOPE Coffee is thrilled to partner with and empower these local churches who are eager to serve and reach the lost in their communities.

While these local churches are from diverse denominational backgrounds, all are expected to align with the tenants of the Nicene Creed.   This creed was adopted by the universal church in 325 A.D. and focuses on the deity and humanity of Jesus Christ and is essential to understanding and accepting the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

To read about the Nicene Creed, please visit https://www.gotquestions.org/Nicene-creed.html

To read about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, please visit https://www.gotquestions.org/gospel-of-Jesus-Christ.html

* A ministry enterprise of Camino Global

** Evangelical church is defined as a church that is centered around the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

***Project based evangelism is defined as follows;  churches of varying Evangelical Christian denominations present project needs to our local staff on behalf of families in their local communities who do not yet know Jesus.

Is HOPE Coffee a non-profit or for-profit ministry?

Because HOPE Coffee sells an actual food product, it is a Texas for-profit corporation. However, HOPE Coffee is wholly-owned by the Camino Global Foundation, which is a non-profit foundation associated with the missions organization Camino Global. This foundation manages different businesses that support missions with their profits. With this structure, HOPE Coffee can donate all of its net profits to support missions in Honduras.

Where is HOPE Coffee based?

HOPE Coffee, Inc. is located in Dallas, Texas, while HOPE Coffee Honduras is located in Siguatepeque, Honduras.  Both companies are separate legal entities that partner together for the sake of the gospel.

What is Camino Global?

Camino Global (formerly CAM International) is a missions agency that was founded over 125 years ago by C. I. Scofield. The focus of Camino Global is to reach Spanish speakers all around the world.

 

Coffee Needs

How much coffee should we purchase for our organization?

The amount of coffee you will need to purchase will depend on the number of people in your organization and the type of brewing system at your location(s). Our staff would be happy to help you determine your coffee needs. Just contact sales@hopecoffee.com.

Which bag sizes would work the best for our coffee brewers?

The bag sizes that you will need to purchase will depend on the type of brewing system at your location(s). Our 2.5 oz bags are designed for airpot systems that range from 1.9 liter to 2.5 liter.  Our 9.0 oz bags are designed for commercial brewing systems of 1.5 gallons to 3.0 gallons.  We also offer 5 lb. bags that can be used to measure out the specific amount needed for your brewing system.  Our staff would also be happy to help you determine your coffee needs. You can contact us at sales@hopecoffee.com.

Pricing and Discounts

How much does HOPE Coffee cost?

HOPE Coffee comes in multiple bag sizes, which vary in price. You can view each of these prices in the HOPE Coffee store.

Do you give discounts to church and non-profits?

Yes, we do! We offer multiple discounts based on your monthly order. If you are interested in partnering with us, you can find out your discount level by applying for your HOPE Partner discount.

We are a very small church. Can we partner with you still?

Yes, you can! In fact, we can even offer you a coffee discount through our HOPE Partner program.

We are a large church that provides coffee and has a full coffee shop with espresso drinks. Can we partner with you?

Yes, you can! We serve churches of all sizes and have products to fit all sizes of coffee brewers, as well as a great espresso blend for espresso machines.

Do you extend the HOPE Partner discount to coffee shops?

Yes, we do! If you are a coffee shop, we would be happy to set you up with a significant discount for your coffee and espresso orders. We just ask that you provide some basic information for us in the HOPE Partner application in order to determine your discount level.

Can for-profit businesses receive a HOPE Partner discount?

Yes! Please fill out the HOPE Partner application to find out your discount level.

How else can I save money on my coffee orders?

We’re glad you asked! If you would like to set up a monthly auto-shipment, then we can provide a significant discount on shipping. For individuals, visit our Java Club webpage. For organizations, please visit our HOPE Partner Plus webpage.

Can individuals receive a coffee discount?

The coffee discount we give to individual buyers is the Java Club shipping discount, which you can receive with a monthly auto-shipment.

What is the Java Club?

The Java Club program is designed for individuals so that they can sign up for a monthly auto-shipment and save on their shipping costs.

Updating Payment Information – Auto-shipments

I am a Java Club subscriber, and the credit card that I use for regular payments is about to expire. How do I update my credit card information?

To update your credit card information for your Java Club subscription, simply fill out this short form.

My organization is a HOPE Partner Plus member, and the credit card we use for regular payments is about to expire. How do I update my credit card information?

To update your credit card information for your HOPE Partner Plus auto-shipment, simply fill out this short form.

 

Do you have any other questions? You can contact us at support@hopecoffee.com. Thank you for considering partnering with us!