After making our first trip to El Salvador in 2011 to help build churches, we fell in love with the people and the country. Each year, as we went back, we learned more about the people and the depressed economic conditions that hinder their ability to provide for their families. They are a family oriented, hardworking, and prideful people. We wanted to help more.
Coffee is one of the major crops grown in El Salvador and our love for coffee is almost as strong as our love for the people. Knowing that we would only be making a small impact, we still wanted to do something.
We got our start with coffee roasting as a way to raise money to help fund our mission trips. We enjoyed the roasting process and the search for sources of Salvadoran coffee almost as much as drinking it. An idea was born.
We began roasting not only as a yearly fundraiser for mission trips but also as a way to support both missions and the economy in El Salvador at the same time.
El Camino Coffee Co. was born. El Salvador means “the savior” in Spanish. El Camino means “the way.” We believe that there is only one savior, Jesus Christ, and only one way to salvation, as we are told in John 14:6
We hope that you will not only try and enjoy El Camino Coffee but also will try and then enjoy the eternal life that is available only through Jesus Christ.
As we have the opportunity, we add coffees form other parts of the world as well. We hope you love our coffee as much as we love bringing to you.