Topeca, founded in El Salvador and headquartered in Tulsa, OK, is a product of the Alverez family legacy which began in the middle of the 19th Century. In 2001 this family farming operation was one of the first to pioneer the Seed-to-Cup business model. Topeca is now one of the few companies in the world that controls its coffee beans from the time they are planted to the moment they are savored by the end consumer. Topeca has been a leader in the SCAA and has continued to invest in the industries best equipment and training to ensure the best possible product. This Seed-to-Cup model allows Topeca to return a greater portion of their profits directly to the farms and workers that make their coffee possible.
Hugo Tea, based in Kansas City, MO, has a Direct-from-Origin business model. Hugo, desiring an organic product, works directly with farmers to offer a limited selection of fresh, small batch, premium teas that are of truly exceptional quality. Hugo understands that tea is a handcrafted art and is committed to blending, packing, and flavoring each batch of tea by hand. They work directly with the shops that carry their teas to create innovative seasonal recipes and ensure that the brewing equipment and methodology are producing an optimal cup of tea each time.