Rio Coco Café: A Honduran Coffee Chain With a Cause

November 19, 2015

How one (expanding) Honduras-based coffee chainlet successfully runs its business entirely with volunteers and donates funds to charity.

Rio Coco Café is an oasis within an oasis. Located on the East side of Utila—a small island right off the coast of Honduras—it’s one of the few places on the Caribbean island where inhabitants can score freshly roasted coffee. And it’s certainly the only place that serves it in mason jars.

“We roast all of our own coffee,” says owner Michael Bagby, who’s currently based in Florida. “We do high altitude coffee and so the beans grow at an elevation…