Home Source Work


In 1993, James Kosalos, founder of San Cristobal, began his specialty coffee journey. Early on he saw large numbers of small-holder farmers without educational or financial resources to earn consistent income; a chain of commercialization that favored large producers/corporations whose focus had nothing to do with sustainability.

To break this cycle, he started working directly at the source to engage producers, improve quality, promote efficiency, and reward the hard work that it takes to produce coffee. James' brought his technical expertise from a 20+ year career as a geophysicist and deeply rooted values in forest and natural resource conservation to change the industry from the bottom up.

"Leave everything you touch, better than you found it."

George Kosalos' Proverb c. 1950's
James Kosalos and his infamous El Bocho Rojo

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