Kristin Lacy and Vivi Lemus are on a mission to introduce Guatemalan coffee culture—and the farmers behind it—to the Denver community. Their Convivio Café project pairs Colorado consumers directly with coffee growing communities in Guatemala, delivering fresh, delicious, and ethical coffee from plant to cup.
After three years living in Guatemala while working on a sustainable agriculture project, Lacy returned to Denver and found herself missing the warm hospitality and long afternoon conversations over a cafecito, an ubiquitous cultural token shared during a “convivio.” Lemus, a Guatemalteca living in Denver, shares the sentiment. “A convivio is a gathering where everyone is welcomed,” Lemus says. “Convivio Café was born of a yearning for that community connection.”
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