Left - Tony Salas, Founder & CEO of Shared-X  Right - Andrea Hackman, President of One Village Coffee

Left - Tony Salas, Founder & CEO of Shared-X
Right - Andrea Hackman, President of One Village Coffee

Our mission since 2007 has been to connect the farmer, roaster, and coffee drinker. After operating independently for over 10 years, we recognized the best way to make this a reality was to join forces directly with farmers. As of August 2018, One Village Coffee has merged with Shared-X!

Shared-X is a hub of farmers working to make an impact in the areas of community, environment, and health. Backed by impact investors, the model strives to create access to markets and share innovative agronomic techniques with smallholder farmers to increase crop yields for a variety of crops, including cocoa, banana, pineapple and coffee. With the increase in quality of crop and yield, smallholder farmers’ profits increase.

To us, Shared-X aligns with our vision and values of creating high quality products with the deepest impact socially & environmentally. That is why we became a founding member of B Corporation. It’s why we’ve worked alongside the COMSA co-op in Marcala, Honduras through the Bee Project and The Orchard School. It’s why we pioneered a new type of compostable bag to include a resealable zipper, and why we have donated coffee for every meal served to an organization in Philly that feeds the homeless. Our vision has always been about making an impact.

Shared-X is making an impact in a way we would never have been able to accomplish on our own. They are farmers living and working in coffee farming communities. Allowing us the opportunity to make a richer impact, one that we’ve always dreamed of. Thus, we couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with these amazing individuals.

 Smallholder Shared-X farmers! #OurVillage

Smallholder Shared-X farmers! #OurVillage

To Shared-X, One Village Coffee aligns with their vision of creating a vertical supply chain from the farm to the consumer. Brandon Woods, Shared-X’s Business Development Executive commented, “We looked for a partner in specialty coffee who shared our values, had a strong brand presence, and healthy distribution channels. We are excited to take the next step and officially welcome One Village Coffee to the Shared-X family.”

 Alex & Jean Pierre from Shared-X with Steve from One Village Coffee at Finca Matapalo in Peru

Alex & Jean Pierre from Shared-X with Steve from One Village Coffee at Finca Matapalo in Peru

As a part of the Shared-X family, we will continue roasting specialty coffee in Souderton, PA and I will continue to serve as President. Expect to see Shared-X coffee from Finca Matapalo offered as a single origin coffee, as well as an ingredient in a few of our blends. Expect to see growth, hear more stories directly from farmers, and continue to connect with the familiar faces of our One Village Coffee team. Most importantly, expect the profits of One Village Coffee to go back to the Shared-X organization, continuing to increase global impact to smallholder farmers.

And, THANK YOU for being a part of our Village! It wouldn’t exist without our customers to enjoy the coffee we craft. Let’s keep dreaming of a better world, working together, believing in the good of each other. Look for more stories to come soon and, in the meantime, check out Shared-X on Facebook and Instagram.

12 oz compostable One Village Coffee Bags

With big hearts and cups full of coffee,

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President of One Village Coffee

One Village Coffee Comments
Meet the Team | Introducing Zach
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I think it's time for you all to meet another member of our team, Zach. When you stop by the roastery you'll hear him singing around the warehouse, caught wrapped in bubble wrap on most afternoons, or roasting the coffee ya'll enjoy. Without further adieu...here are some fun facts about Zach!

1. What is your role at One Village Coffee?

Head Roaster, Cold Brew Consultant and Handyman.

2. How long have you been in the specialty coffee industry?

I have been with One Village for almost 4 years and before that I was a barista for a year or so.

Coffee tasting with head roaster

3. What was it that initiated your love for coffee?

I remember the first WHOA moment was probably around the summer of 2013. I was in my friend Bobby's kitchen and he had just opened a bag of a natural processed Ethiopian coffee.  I'm pretty sure he brewed it in a siphon. I took one sip and was like, "Blueberries and cream!?!" I had just graduated high school and during high school I drank instant coffee and diner coffee, so natural processed coffee was a new idea to me.

4. What is your favorite coffee to drink or your favorite way to brew coffee?

My favorite brew method is probably the Chemex.

5. Tell us a random fact about yourself.

I play guitar, build effects pedals and speaker cabinets, and enjoy long walks on the beach. I'm single and ready to mingle.

Say hi to Zach everyone and if you're single ladies, make sure to stop by and say hi!

In the Kitchen | Mocha Mug Cake
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I am a chocolate lover through and through, and when this cake came out of the microwave (a little doubtful, but extremely hopeful) I knew I found the recipe I've been dreaming about. I've always loved the idea of a single serve cake in a mug, but after spending hours pouring through Pinterest and following each recipe to a 'T', I was always left feeling disappointed. Now, you may be thinking, "What did you do differently this time?" I believe the key in making this recipe fulfill all of my hopes and expectations was the ingredients themselves! 

First I started with the coffee! The Legend, dark roast was a perfect pairing in this cake. Then I chose the chocolate, Divine Chocolates 55% dark semi-sweet baking bar. Our friends at Divine chocolates, a fellow B Crop, not only care about the chocolates they produce, but they also believe in the people who made their bars possible. After all, the company is co-owned by the farmers themselves!

Knowing where the ingredients directly came from, made me enjoy this cake that much more!


3 Tablespoons Flour
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Tablespoon Baking Chocolate (Melted)
1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
3/4 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon Brewed Coffee (Aeropress)
2 Tablespoons Milk
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla


Step 1 | Make Coffee

  • Start by making a concentrated coffee brew for this cake. Making this Aeropress recipe by using this dark roast Legend coffee, will give you the perfect combo!
  • Save brewed coffee for later.
Aeropress Coffee

Step 2 | Melt Chocolate

  • Start by breaking off a few pieces of the Divine Chocolate Baking Bar and placing them in a double boiler. However, in this post I simply placed a mixing bowl on top of a metal sauce pan (instant double boiler created).
  • Add just enough water to your pan allowing it to almost touch the bottom of the mixing bowl.
  • Place on a stove top and set to medium-high heat.
  • Stir the chocolate until it starts to melt. Then immediately take the chocolate off the heat and keep stirring until fully melted.
  • Save for later.
Divine Chocolate Baking Bar

Step 3 | Mix together dry ingredients + chocolate

  • Mix together the flour, sugar, and baking powder directly into a coffee mug of choice.
  • Add in the melted chocolate.
Mocha Mug Cake

Step 4 | Mix in the remaining ingredients

  • Mix in the coffee, milk, coconut oil & vanilla, stirring until smooth.
Mocha Mug Cake

Step 5 | Microwave on high for 45-75 seconds

Mocha Mug Cake

Step 6 | Place a mini chocolate on top & enjoy

Mocha Mug Cake
Mocha Mug Cake

What's your favorite way to combine both coffee & chocolate? Let me know in the comments below.

Bottoms up!