Direct trade doesn't just mean better coffee. It means a better life for independent farmers. Under the mixed-batch system, David Mancia, who only produces 25 bags of his premium coffee, would get lost in the mix. Thankfully, Coava Coffee Roasters has given David's beans a chance to shine on their own. Their direct-trade partnership has helped David expand his farm, produce higher quality coffee, and, best of all, buy the home he shares with his family. It's also delivered into your hands a cup as decadent as stone-fruit cobbler – a warm base of buttery crust opens into a brightness of lemon and nectarine, perfect after a good long meal. Here's to you, David.