Who is INVITO?

The Story Behind the Beans | INVITO

Yaro and Heather founded Invito Coffee with the initial purpose of sharing coffee from their family's coffee plantation in Costa Rica, but as they began  researching coffee packaging and the plastic waste it creates, INVITO quickly evolved into something more into the ethical business it is today. They are one of Vancouver's - and possibly Canada's - first and leading plastic-free and zero-waste coffee companies.

A Promise of Sustainability

Being avid sailors and loving the ocean, the duo did not want to continue contributing to the plastic pollution that goes into waterways and landfills. By starting INVITO Coffee, they wanted to build a plastic-free and zero-waste company right from the ground floor.
 
The decision to use 100% compostable coffee packaging allowed them to get away from traditional plastic bags. While they are three-times the cost, it is the company's responsibility to make decisions for the health of the planet and to do it without passing down the costs to the consumer. The bag, sticker, and valve are fully compostable, and our customers love this.
 
All INVITO product is shipping exclusively in cardboard boxes with paper stickers, and compostable packing tape, making each shipment 100% recyclable. 
Invito coffee worker holding a basket of green beans
 

Our Socio-Economic Impact

INVITO has developed its own eco-system which results in a positive social impact on everyone that interacts with it. 

At the coffee plantation workers are treated fairly, paid a good wage, and are encouraged to send their children to school.

The coffee is then imported directly into Canada (without agencies or brokers) resulting in cost savings which is passed on to customers.

In Vancouver, the beans are small-batch roasted and delivered without charge to local homes and businesses. Orders outside the Lower Mainland are shipped with minimal recyclable packaging.

INVITO compostable packaging is sourced from companies that produce plastic-free and sustainable products.

All the above results in our customers receiving highly delicious specialty coffee with all the eco-elements they require. Profit from the company is reinvested back into the business and the Costa Rica farm, creating a closed loop. 

If you have any questions about our processes, do not hesitate to reach out via email to hello@invitocoffee.com.