Bellwether’s Green Coffee Marketplace
We’re making it simple to source green coffee with a curated marketplace of beans that meet Bellwether’s quality, sustainability, and transparency standards.
A Better Way to Source Green Coffee
Years of Sourcing Expertise at Your Fingertips
Traditionally speaking, sourcing green coffee can be complicated and expensive. With Bellwether, you have the industry’s most celebrated green coffee buyers infusing years of expertise into the Bellwether Marketplace. You don’t need to hire a whole sourcing team—our team of experts works for you.
We carefully assess hundreds of coffees every year, identifying the most sustainable, transparency-minded, quality-focused producers to build relationships with. Then, we take care of the contracts, shipping, taxes, quality assurance, and everything else that’s needed to source green coffee from farms around the world.
When you browse the marketplace on the Bellwether App and find the beans you want, you can be confident knowing they’ve been pre-vetted by veterans you can trust. With Bellwether, anyone can purchase responsibly-sourced coffees to roast in minutes, not months.Get Started
Find the Right Coffee for Your Business
You have a vision for your coffee menu—we’re here to help you bring it to life. We make it easy to identify the coffees that’ll serve your business needs and delight your customers.
Every marketplace coffee is rich with background information, including:
- Full traceability to the producer
- Tasting notes and coffee plant variety
- Farm awards and certifications
- Marketing support, including farm stories and images
- No-nonsense, competitive pricing
Search through our curated green coffee menu using a variety of filters. When you find a winner, simply order from the Bellwether App and we’ll ship the beans directly to you in easy-to-store, easy-to-carry boxes. If you’re roasting at larger volumes, we offer the option to purchase green coffee by the bag as well.Get Started
Start Selling Your Coffee Day One
With conventional roasting methods, learning to roast coffee like the pros can take years. Experienced veterans still have to run test batches to find their perfect roast profile, and that takes both time and green coffee. With Bellwether’s Marketplace, you can skip the learning curve and launch your dream coffee roasting program faster than ever.
Every coffee we sell in our marketplace comes with multiple roast profiles custom-made for those coffees by our roasting experts. Bellwether-created profiles span the spectrum from light roast to dark, offering something for everyone. As soon as your coffee arrives, you can roast it on your Bellwether Roaster. If you want to tweak the profile for taste, you can customize the profiles to meet your preferences, or create your own from scratch. Once you find the profile you love, you can repeat it again and again, getting the same tasty result every time.
Now anyone can source and roast exceptional coffee, without compromise in quality, years of training, or wasting dozens of pounds of product trying to get the roast right.Get Started
Have high coffee standards?
So do we.
We’re Serious About Sustainability
Sourcing coffee that positively impacts coffee farmers is one of the industry’s greatest challenges, so we put some of the industry’s brightest minds together to work on a solution. Bellwether’s Coffee Team builds relationships with coffee growers and cooperatives who align with our values—quality, traceability, and sustainability—and then we do everything we can to support those producers.
We pay farmers fair prices for their coffee based on the real cost to produce it, not what the commodity market tells us we should pay. We sign long-term contracts that give farms financial security. And we support producers who are committed to gender equality, who invest in environmentally-sound farming practices, and take sustainability seriously.
We don’t just talk-the-talk. We walk-the-walk and have the receipts to prove it. When you buy coffee from the Bellwether Marketplace, you’re contributing to a cause much larger than yourself or your business. This is how we build a more ethical, sustainable supply chain.Get Started
We Demystify “Quality” and “Traceability”
When it comes to quality, we do the heavy lifting by tasting hundreds of coffee samples throughout the year to make sure you—Bellwether customers—are presented with a diverse catalog of exceptional beans. Purchasing coffee from the Bellwether Marketplace makes it easy for you to satisfy a unique balance of cost and quality. You’re in complete control of which coffees you offer your customers—we just make it easy for you to make good choices.
We also humanize the farmer behind every cup, and make sure every coffee is traceable to its place of origin. Our marketplace gives you full access to the people who grow the coffee and their stories—you’ll learn about their farm, family, and operation, as well as what they care about when it comes to their own businesses. When you purchase coffee from the Bellwether Marketplace, your dollars are traceable all the way to the farm level.
When we close the gap between consumer and producer, our world becomes a more connected and equitable place. And we think that’s a good thing.Get Started
Building a Diverse Coffee Menu
Here’s an example of the kind of coffee we offer in the Bellwether Marketplace.
Farm Story: Finca Churupampa is a very progressive coffee farm in Chirinos, Cajamarca, Peru, working on self-sufficiency and sustainability for future generations. The Tocto brothers took over the farm’s operations from their parents several years ago and are transforming it into a model for economically and environmentally sustainable coffee production. In addition to selling coffee from their own farm, the Toctos provide export and marketing services for 215 neighboring farmers. Finca Churupampa has a training center that is open to the entire community, and works with farmers to improve their production practices to break a cycle of poverty that has entrapped farmers in the region for many years.
Impact at Origin: Churupampa is highly focused on the welfare of both the coffee producers and the environment. They provide farmers with opportunities to improve production practices, are focused on organic farming, and utilize a soil management program which produces fertilizers and compost using a diverse selection of microorganisms gathered from the surrounding forest.
Why We Love This Coffee: This is a crisp, sweet, and very well-balanced coffee. It’s versatile and excellent as a batch brew, in a blend, or as an espresso.
Coffee Information: Cupping Notes: Green Apple, Toffee, Tamarind · Process: Washed · Certification: Organic · Elevation: 1,850 MASL
Papua New Guinea Bunum Wo Peaberry
Farm Story: The Bunum Wo Peaberry is grown by coffee producers from the Wahgi Valley in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Coffees from the estate go through a careful picking, sorting, fermentation, and drying process before they are finally sorted by hand. The coffees are then meticulously graded, roasted, and cupped by a quality control team.
Impact at Origin: The estate where this coffee is produced supports a strong social agenda and provides free housing, healthcare, and schooling to the pickers and farmers, who work tirelessly to help produce these coffees.
Why We Love This Coffee: This coffee is sweet, juicy, and has a touch of savoriness. A distinctive and all around enjoyable coffee that would fit nicely on any menu.
Coffee Information: Cupping Notes: Caramel, Orange, Cedar · Process: Washed · Variety: Typica · Elevation: 1,500 MASL
Find the Perfect Coffee for Your Business
Source responsibly, roast confidently, and create a farm-to-cup coffee program you’re proud of.