Sustainable Harvest Secures $20M Loan to Boost Relationship Coffee Model

Sustainable Harvest Secures $20M Loan to Boost Relationship Coffee Model

Seattle-based Sustainable Harvest has secured a $20 million credit agreement with Brown Brothers Harriman, marking its first standalone financing since being acquired by Sucafina in early 2023. The capital will be used to enhance Sustainable Harvest's "Relationship Coffee" initiative, which focuses on long-term partnerships with coffee producers. Jordan Hooper, Sucafina's Head of Green Coffee and Sustainable Harvest board member, emphasized the importance of these relationships in both coffee trading and banking. This loan will support Sustainable Harvest's goals of increasing traceability and financial transparency in their operations. Brown Brothers Harriman, a major player in the U.S. banking sector, has a history of investing in the coffee industry, including a significant investment in Westrock Coffee. The specific terms of this latest financial agreement remain undisclosed, but the deal signifies a renewed partnership between Sustainable Harvest and Brown Brothers Harriman, which had been instrumental during the company's most successful years.

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