Progeny’s Colombia-born founder works directly with her native country’s struggling farmers on cost effective and sustainable methods to ensure a high-quality cup of coffee.
Maria witnessed firsthand the struggle to maintain a living through coffee. When she moved to the U.S. and saw that coffee shops sold a cup for more than $5, she knew someone had to do something to help her community back home. But it’s not until she brought her co-founder, John, to Colombia that the two of them started brainstorming on a company that would provide a high-end customer experience and takes care of its farmers. Their passion for uplifting others has helped them build a flourishing business and overcome small business obstacles in a crowded market multiple times. They’re on a journey to create the first international impact-driven coffee company.