Third Culture Coffee Roasters began as a 2-week course, part of Concordia International School Shanghai’s Explorations program, to better understand the growing realm of social entrepreneurship. Since then, this project has blossomed into a full time, student-led social enterprise, devoted to the mission of roasting and distributing high-quality coffee in Shanghai. Yet our process is what distinguishes us, as we aim to better the lives of rural coffee farmers in Yunnan Province by forging mutually beneficial relationships with them through direct trade.

​​​Geographically, Yunnan is the perfect region to produce coffee. Located right along the northern edge of the Global Coffee Belt, an area that determines the prime climate for optimal growth, Yunnan’s fertility and temperature rivals some of the world’s top producers and competitors such as Columbia, Vietnam, and Mexico.

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