\u201cHelp, Healing and Hope, One Cup at a Time.\u201d Writer \/ Janelle Morrison Celebrating their decade at the Carmel Farmer\u2019s Market is Mission Coffee, LLC. principal Peter Beering explains that Mission Coffee is a closely held company that imports and resells coffee grown at the Boquete Medical Mission in Northwest Panama. Peter originally set the company up to support the work of his close friends Alan and Debbie Handt, who are retired physicians and residents of Zionsville. Alan was the former Chief Medical Officer at St. Vincent Hospital. Peter went to Panama to see what Alan and Debbie were doing on this coffee farm. He came back and set up the supply chain, licensing, and marketing and began looking for places to sell Mission Coffee. He started with online sales and then began selling bulk coffee at the Carmel Farmer\u2019s Market. A few years later, he began brewing coffee at the market. \u201cWe\u2019ve been doing single-source coffee since long before it was fashionable and trendy,\u201d Peter explained. \u201cOur model is deliberately different in that we front-load the contribution to the mission by buying the coffee at retail from the farm. We spend a lot of time recovering most of our costs and then we help the mission throughout the year by raising additional proceeds. We send medical diagnostic equipment, medicine and money down there so they can continue to work and be healthy. The coffee they produce is often referred to as \u2018estate coffee\u2019 because it\u2019s the best of the best coffee. Because of the high quality, we don\u2019t have to work hard to sell it. What makes the story about Mission Coffee stand out from other farms and resellers of coffee is the path from the coffee\u2019s origin to the end-user\u2019s cup. \u201cWhat puts it way over the top is the back story,\u201d Peter said. \u201cWe literally know every single human being who touches the coffee, with the exception of the baggage handlers with United Airlines who fly it up here as air freight.\u201d For more information about Mission Coffee or to purchase coffee, visit their website at missioncoffee.org\/.