Recently we had the awesome opportunity to review coffee that was given to Brewing Wisdom to review and share. HOPE Coffee sent us several varieties of coffee and tea to try and give our opinions. Before we share our review we first would like to tell you a little about the history of this amazing and touching ministry.
About Hope Coffee
“We loudly proclaim God’s glory!
HOPE Coffee exists only because of God’s hand moving in the hearts of His people.” -Hope Coffee
All images and content are directly from the HOPE Coffee website.
In 1980, COHORSIL, which included several CAM International related church members, is formed in Siguatepeque Honduras as an agricultural exporter and added coffee to its area of expertise a few years later in 1985.
In 2002, Ebenezer church (CAM International related) decides to reach the coffee farmers in their area with the gospel and to help them receive higher prices for their high-quality specialty coffee. They form a ministry-focused coffee association known as Cultivadores del Reino (Kingdom Growers).
On March 3, 2009, HOPE Coffee launches in Honduras! Mark Fittz, a missionary with Camino Global (formerly CAM International) in Honduras, saw the need of encouraging international outreach locally in U.S. churches. As members of these U.S. churches visited Honduras on short-term mission trips, they wanted a “piece” of Honduras to take back with them as a souvenir. Because one of the most sought-after souvenirs was Honduran coffee, Mark creates HOPE Coffee to provide a flavorful souvenir while funding servant-evangelism projects led by Honduran churches.
In 2011, HOPE Coffee launches in the United States!
We were very impressed with the packaging of the Coffee and Tea’s provided. Everything was neatly packed and protected. It arrived quickly and we couldn’t wait to try it!
Hope Coffee sent us three flavors of tea and 4 packs of ground coffee in various roasts in a very nice black mesh drawstring gift bag. Also included was one large whole bean bag of coffee along with a HOPE 12 oz Handcrafted Stoneware Latte Mug.
The stoneware mug & the box it arrived in.
The coffee sample pack along with a copy of Hope Coffee’s story.
Equipment Used to Brew the Coffee
Compassion Tea (Partner of HOPE Coffee)
Green Peach Apricot (3-5 Minutes Steep @ 185°)
This tea smells wonderful! The aroma you inhale when brewing is startling yet calming. You can really smell the apricot/peach wafting out of the cup. The tea has no overpowering and strong taste, but it is very soothing.
Peppermint Herbal Tea (3-5 Minutes Steep @ 212°)
“Winter is here!” were the words that came to mind upon first tasting this tea. With the inviting peppermint carried by the steam to the tingling sensation when you drink this tea screams “Winter!”. It has a strong peppermint taste that is welcome on cold days.
Monks Blend (3-5 Minutes Steep @ 212°)
This tea was a bit of a surprise to us. We’ve never tasted grenadine ( a mixture of pomegranate & sugar) by itself before, but the flavor shines through without overpowering the tea or the vanilla. It is a deep black tea with a hint of vanilla. Of all three this one was my favorite since I really enjoy vanilla flavor woven into this tea!
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For more information please explore Hope Coffee’s website!