Kape Catorce, which is pronounced Kah-pe cah-tor-seh, is a coffee roasting company based in Queens, New York. Our business is owned and operated by Jes and Jewel, who are queer women. As a Filipino-Colombian couple, our name holds deep significance for us. “Kape” means coffee in Filipino, while “Catorce” translates to fourteen in Spanish. This number carries spiritual significance for us and represents our cultural background. However, you can refer to us as KC14 if you prefer! At Kape Catorce, we strongly believe that the best coffee should be sourced ethically and enjoyed mindfully. We are committed to acknowledging the hard work, talent, and creativity of all individuals involved in every step of the coffee production process – from the cultivation of beans to your cup. We genuinely care about more than just the farmers; we prioritize the entire supply chain involved in creating our coffee. Our partnerships with importers, exporters, and cooperatives are carefully selected to ensure ethical practices throughout. This dedication allows us to maintain fair trade principles that benefit everyone engaged in the fascinating journey of coffee production. Furthermore, sustainability is an essential aspect of our commitment. We proudly support farmers who employ responsible farming techniques like shade-grown coffee and organic farming methods that prioritize ecosystem preservation. We recognize that savoring a cup of coffee goes beyond its flavor and aroma – it’s about appreciating the journey taken by passionate individuals behind each cup. By honoring the labor of everyone involved in coffee production through responsible sourcing practices, we guarantee that you can enjoy your cup with peace of mind. Thank you for choosing Kape Catorce as your source for responsibly sourced and meticulously crafted coffee!