Laughing Man Worldwide began with a promise and resulted in a friendship that forever changed the lives of actor Hugh Jackman and CEO of Laughing Man, David Steingard. In 2009, Jackman visited Ethiopia as a World Vision Ambassador and encountered a local coffee farmer named Dukale. Jackman joined Dukale on his farm to see how the naturally grown coffee that Dukale cultivated brought new jobs, prosperity and hope to his community. Struck by Dukale’s perseverance to improve his family’s quality of life, Jackman promised he would help and joined forces with his friend, David Steingard, who was starting a specialty coffee company at the time, inspired by the work of farmers like Dukale. It was then that Laughing Man Worldwide was born and Jackman and Steingard embarked on a mission to combine a love for coffee, respect for the environment, and support of the entrepreneurial spirit to work towards “All Be Happy.”
Laughing Man only offers specialty coffees that respect the farmer, fostering environmentally sound farming, better schools, living conditions, and greater satisfaction among coffee communities. With a coffee portfolio ranging from home blends and espressos to reserves, Laughing Man prides itself on delicious coffee in its simplest form, ensuring 100% transparency between the farm and the cup. In addition, Laughing Man provides the freshest and most flavorful teas, including black teas, oolong, green teas, matcha, white tea and a variety of herbals. Laughing Man also includes a delectable all natural, no preservatives chocolate line, featuring five different price-ranged boxes of fair traded and Rainforest Certified chocolates.