Kairos Coffee

Kairos Coffee

“Kairos Coffee is a passion that brings joy to the consumer and transformation to communities of Guatemala”

— Diego Marroquín

UNUM International - Together we are one

the purpose

As Diego and Josh were enjoying a cup of coffee, they were discussing how to help children in Guatemalan communities have access to good education and a nutrition that supports their proper physical and mental development. While discussing, they realized coffee could be leveraged to provide a revenue that was then used to directly benefit communities through the work being done by UNUM. And that’s how the adventure started. Since then, Kairos has continued to grow both domestically and internationally.

Our Coffee

Huehuetenango is the highest and driest of the three non-volcanic regions in Guatemala. The dry, hot winds that blow from Mexico allow the coffee to grow at 6,000 ft without getting frosted. The cup profile is fine, intense acidity with a full body and pleasant notes of wine, caramel and chocolate.

We are committed to working within the “direct trade” model, meaning unnecessary fees and processes are cut out, streamlining the process from farmer to consumer. This gives local farmers a premium price for their coffee and incentivizes them to continually improve their coffee and maintain quality standards.

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How can you help?

If you’re a coffee shop owner, restaurant owner, or a business that provides coffee, we would be happy to talk about switching out or complementing the current coffee you offer with Kairos coffee. 

Not a business owner? No worries! You can promote and sell Kairos at farmers markets, in churches, your workplace, around your neighborhood, the possibilities are endless! Place an order and sell the coffee… we’ll take care of the rest. Join us as we support UNUM International programs! 

All orders come with door-to-door shipping included. Kairos manages the customs processes, and you receive your order at your given shipping address between seven to ten business days after the order is placed. In order to ensure a fresh product, the process of roasting and packaging is only begun once the order has been placed. 

Coffee made its way to Guatemala by the mid-1700s and the first exports were recorded after 1850.   

At the beginning of the 1900s, the quality of Guatemalan coffee began to acclaim fame, several farms were recognized and awarded in the United States and Europe. And the rest is history! Now, as a country, Guatemala has won the “Cup of Excellence” prize several times, and countries like The United States, Japan, Germany, and Norway, among others, claim Guatemalan Coffee as one of the best in the world.  

Kairos is a trading platform for coffees rated above 87 points on the rank of “Cup of Excellence”. Our purpose is to promote the product of small coffee growers and roasters who are looking to expand their business in a highly competitive market. United by a common interest-to promote the high-quality coffee of Guatemala-we seek to bring an experience to our customers in which just the taste makes them feel as though time stands still. “From the fields to your cup.” -Kairos promise 

Kairos is UNUM International’s strategy to make use of an essential good (coffee) and leverage it as a source of funding. These funds enable us to holistically impact the lives of children and communities, from scholarships to community projects to covering administrative costs (like paying salaries and running this website you’re reading). Kairos was founded with the purpose of bringing high quality coffee to consumers and using the profits in a way that enables children to receive a quality education and proper nutrition. 

We support the Guatemalan economy by buying directly from the coffee farmers. Because Kairos takes care of the costs of roasting and packing, the local farmers are able to maximize their profit. Additionally, all the proceeds are used as a donation to UNUM International. 

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