When the Haven Project approached Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Company about creating a Social Enterprise – a franchise of Golden’s company – the proposal was welcomed. Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Company entered a unique partnership with the Haven Project to create this specialty coffee shop in Lynn which both contributes to the restoration of Rwanda and reinvests profit to the underserved homeless youth on the North Shore.
After the genocide in 1994, Rwanda made a commitment to national restoration. Upon visiting this country, Jonathan Golden, founder of Land of a Thousand Hills, recognized a simple and tangible opportunity to make a difference in the reconciliation of the Rwandan people. This idea led Golden to start a coffee company that pays a fair wage to the farmers of Rwanda, helps them with their basic needs, and brings a quality product to coffee lovers.
The introduction of specialty coffee to the healing fields of Rwanda proved to be an uncommon opportunity for once warring countrymen to not only rebuild their homesteads, but to work together toward lasting peace. A commitment to excellence in coffee has brought dignity and hope to a nation which history suggested would never recover, and it is one of our café’s goals to represent this excellence in every brew.
At our café, we’ve created a balance of chemistry and creativity in our product that we are proud to share with our community. We do so by recognizing what is in season, what is current in coffee culture, and what our community is asking for.
When you buy Land of a Thousand Hills in Lynn, you are receiving coffee that is 100% Arabica, fairly traded, and roasted fresh. Your excellent morning cup is offering hope to developing coffee communities and to local homeless youth with each purchase. Drink Coffee. Do Good.®