The Hill Climber Coffee Story
His Eyes purchased property in Samepdrana Honduras (in the mountains above Comayagua) for the Church plant there in 2006 with the help of Christ's Church in Jacksonville Florida. The Church building and parsonage are both located on that property, where additionally there were quite a few coffee plants. After selling that coffee to use in the Church, the idea germinated and we started seeing how we could plant and grow more coffee to help the Church and eventually the mission overall.
How do we do it? We have farm administrators, volunteers, and paid seasonal help to take care of the properties (with further investment we have over 20 acres in Sampedrana, purchased an acre for the Church in San Juancito to oversee, and bought out another missionary in Las Botijas where we are also working with over 10 acres) and sell what we can as our brand, Hill Climber coffee, but what we cannot sell in that way, we sell on the open market here in Honduras. When we sell as Hill Climber coffee, as a fundraiser, it helps pay our workers well and advance this arm of the mission even faster to help us be less dependent on US donations.
Our long term goal is to provide employment, generate some side crops to help people in our areas, do some teaching, and of course be financially self sustaining as a coffee ministry and eventually contribute enough back to the mission to help all the areas of the mission grow.
The more you buy, the more we can do. But we are praying we will get big enough in terms of production by 2020 that we will sell the bulk of what we produce on the open market, or find markets in the US with whom we can do direct trade. Our coffee is specialty grade coffee, currently not certified organic (sometimes from a cost and ease of work perspective we do use non-organic supplements/pest control), katimora coffee that is very high quality, a medium roast.
We do not have automated check out currently, if you would like to talk about ordering some of our coffee, email us via the link above, and we will be happy to work with you! But the best way to buy and see what exactly we are doing is to come and visit yourself!