Peace Farm Coffee is a technology and fair trade coffee business that believes in specialty coffee as a powerful motor for sustainable development and lasting peace in Colombia. Peace Farm Coffee has been formed through IDEA, Northeastern University’s student-led venture accelerator.
Mission: Through direct trade, fair trade and precision agriculture technology we strive to:
- Connect consumers and producers through a traceable and transparent coffee supply chain.
- Improve the quality of life of smallholder coffee producers.
- Preserve the integrity of natural resources.
- Source the most special coffee beans.
Vision: Build a traceable and transparent coffee supply chain that highly values consumers, producers and natural resources equally.
Founder: Carlos Andres Guzman is a Colombian American, development economist, development entrepreneur and founder of Peace Farm Coffee. Carlos holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, a master’s degree in international affairs and global studies from Northeastern University and a master’s degree in development economics from the University of Goettingen in Germany.
Carlos has earned several business certificates at the HBX Harvard Business School while starting up Peace Farm Coffee. Peace Farm Coffee has been for Carlos the result of his increasing need to contribute to promote the development of coffee producing communities and build a sustainable and lasting peace in Colombia.
Peace Farm was inspired after Colombia ratified a peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas that ended a 52-year internal conflict, the longest in the Western Hemisphere.