The North Atlanta Venture Mentoring Service (NAV) is proud to announce the graduation of Alma Coffee! Alma will be the program’s first venture to graduate and transition from mentee to mentor this fall.  

Leticia and Harry Hutchins began Alma Coffee in The Circuit, Cherokee County’s first co-working space, opening their first café there in May 2019. They joined NAV that July. 

Their NAV mentors guided them through COVID-19’s challenges to add an expanded café, automate their fulfillment process and increase packaging speed by 6x. The most visible impact is the integration of a full-service café within the roastery.  

Customers can visit the two-year running “Best Café in the Area,” with specialty syrups made in-house, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. 

“It’s been great to grow and start helping our community, too,” said Leticia, “When we started this company, we wanted to make an impact not only for the farmers we source from but also the communities we serve.” Harry Hutchins will join the NAV mentor team this fall. 

Alma Coffee is a one-of-a-kind coffee shop. Alma prides itself on its unique “farm-to-cup” model – they source directly from Leticia’s fifth-generation family coffee farms in Copan, Honduras. They are military and service-disabled veteran-owned, proudly USDA certified organic on their farms, direct-trade and single-origin.