A handful of coffee beans

Sweet Unity

Stone Street has partnered with Sweet Unity Farms, an amazing group with a mission to enhance the economic position and quality of life for rural coffee farmers.

A containter full of coffee beans

The Story

David Robinson was born in 1952 as the youngest child of legendary Jackie Robinson and his wife Rachel. Since 1983, David has been involved in the economic development of Africa through sustainable agriculture. David is the founder and managing director of Higher Ground Development, an organization that works directly with coffee cooperatives. In 1998, David also founded Up-Country International Products Inc., the sole distributor and marketer of Sweet Unity Farms Coffee. 

Multiple coffee beans still attached to branch

The Approach

Sweet Unity Farms coffees are grown exclusively by family-owned farms which are organized in farmer cooperatives, business groups or associations. As part of its trade network, founder David Robinson established an American corporation, Up-Country International Products Inc., as the sole marketer and distributor of Sweet Unity Farms Coffee products. This direct trade formula allows farmers to be involved in and benefit from the entire scope of the international coffee trade, from the farm to the coffee cup.