Tastes Like toasted nutscooked fruit

Fixed prices and healthy premiums encourage quality production from over 50 family farms.

Our Colombian coffee is comprised of small lots delivered by farmers who belong to a number of small associations located in Huila, Colombia. The coffees that make up this single origin blend must meet rigorous physical characteristics and deliver a consistent flavor profile. Producing specialty coffee of this quality is more labor intensive and requires greater dedication than the production of commodity grade coffee. It is only fair that the farmers we work with in Colombia be paid a healthy premium in recognition of their efforts.

During the 2020 harvest season, the average price paid to coffee farmers in Colombia varied significantly from 886,161 to 1,175,566 Colombian pesos per carga (one carga being 125 kilograms of coffee). The coffee farmers who contribute to this lot are paid fixed prices - as opposed to prices that fluctuate with the Commodities Market, as is typical in Colombia. Producers who delivered to this lot were paid 1,344,639 Colombian Pesos per carga of coffee.


At Necessary we work with a small group of trusted supply chain partners who share our commitment to the pursuit of long-term, mutually beneficial business relationships with the coffee producing communities that we buy from.

Our foundational sourcing partnerships go back multiple years. Though Necessary was founded in 2019, our sister company, Passenger, has existed since 2014. During countless trips to coffee producing countries, our sourcing team has been presented with the same question over and over: "what will it take for you to buy more of our crop." Necessary was created to answer this question—to be a home for these delicious coffees that are equally deserving of a good price, and present the everyday flavors most coffee consumers look for.

A washing station in south-western Ethiopia operated by one of the Kata Muduga member cooperatives

Coffee being dried at one of the Long Miles processing sites in Muramvya Province, Burundi

Since our start in 2019, all Necessary coffees have been sourced in close collaboration with the same small group of supply chain partners: Osito Coffee and the Divino Niño producer group in Colombia, the Long Miles Coffee Project in Burundi, and the Kata Muduga Farmer’s Cooperative Union in Ethiopia.

New Compostable Coffee Bags

Necessary's new 325g plant based coffee pouches are fully compostable! These pouches can be composted in a commercial composting facility or even in your own backyard in 90 to 180 days. 

Certified by BPI® (Biodegradable Products Institute) & DIN.

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Necessary Colombia Compostable Coffee Pouch

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