The story of Kingdom Bean Coffee originates among the misty mountain peaks of Southeast Asia in 2006 when the first Arabica coffee trees were delivered to impoverished upland farmers and former growers of opium. Coffee cultivation provided these farmers with a legal and sustainable cash crop, assisting hundreds of families to begin the climb out of poverty. Additionally, coffee cultivation helped to mitigate the factors that made the people in these remote villages vulnerable to human trafficking, which is rampant in the region. Most importantly, coffee became the vehicle for showing the love of Jesus and sharing his message of salvation with these unreached peoples.
Kingdom Bean Coffee Roastery was established in Louisville, Kentucky, to source high-quality Arabica beans from this first coffee-as-mission effort and from other mission works in Southeast Asia and around the world that likewise use coffee to show and share God's love.
What we call a coffee "bean" is actually a coffee seed. In fact, these same coffee beans are planted to grow new coffee trees. The bean that is planted never makes it to your cup, but it grows into a tree that produces thousands more coffee beans that multiply the blessing. Jesus said that "unless a kernel of wheat [coffee?] falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds." (John 12:24) Jesus died to give us life, and now his kingdom has multiplied to billions on earth. Jesus is the "kingdom bean"--the bean (seed) that died to multiply his kingdom and the blessing of God's love.
Kingdom Bean Coffee Roastery is passionate about both quality coffee and effective mission work that glorifies God in both word and deed. Coffee must score highly to be featured in our offerings. Furthermore, the coffees we source support mission works that multiply God's blessings.
Kingdom Bean Coffee connects to Christian mission work on both ends--we source coffee from mission works, and we tithe a portion of our profits back to missions. (Visit our ministry partner's site: Mekong Multiply). By drinking Kingdom Bean Coffee you will also support kingdom work in both of these ways, and have an impact among some of the most unreached and marginalized peoples in the world.
Please send us a message if you'd like to learn more about our coffee and work. You can place an order right here on the website as well. If there's anything we can help with, just let us know.