About Kisbi Coffee

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About Us

Kisbi Coffee was born out of the desire to bring great tasting coffees to coffee lovers far and near, with a consistent taste and quality every time. “After traveling to Costa Rica for 20 years, I quickly became accustomed to the superior taste of their coffee,” said Bernie Ijimakin. He is co-owner of Kisbi Coffee. “I first went to Costa Rica because I wanted to learn Spanish.  If a person wants to learn a language, the best way is to get immersed in the culture.” Being a coffee aficionado himself. Bernie fell in love with Costa Rican coffee. Now Kisbi offers seven different varieties of Costa Rican premium arabica coffee, picked by the coffee growers themselves. In addition, Kisbi Coffee offers premium coffee from Kenya, Ethiopia, as well as a decaffeinated blend of Brazilian and Columbian coffees.



Kisbi Coffee is committed to helping other organizations who have proven to help the poor around the world. Kisbi Coffee gives a percentage of its profit away to help the underprivileged, by partnering with organizations it admires and respects.

We have teamed up with three organizations, including the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, an organization whose mission is to eliminate racism and empower women, and 100 Club of Chicago, an organization that provides for the families of First Responders who have lost their lives in the line-of-duty. We’ve also teamed up with Opportunity International, an organization that provides micro financing to entrepreneurs in the developing world so they can grow their businesses, create jobs and change their world in a quest to fight global poverty. When you buy Kisbi coffee, you are also helping improve the living conditions of others. We thank you in advance for giving others that opportunity.

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