I am offering, for the first time ever, a nice Brazil natural process. And I'm bringing back, after a long absence, Java, Rwanda, and Sumatra. Plus, I have new lots of Peru and Ethiopian back in stock.
All current origins, in brief...
Note: Fair Trade and Organic certifications are abbreviated below, and noted on origin pages. Certifications are helpful, but limited. Many farms without certification have spotless reputations for caring for the earth, and caring for their people and communities. I stand behind every origin I sell, as both socially and environmentally sustainable. See details about each origin. See "guiding principles" below.
BALI BLUE MOON - (O) A perennial favorite Indonesian origin; smooth, syrupy, vanilla, black licorice, bold
BRAZIL - (FTO) From the Coopfam cooperative in the Brazilian Highlands; mild syrupy texture with dark chocolate overtones
COLOMBIA - (O) Valle de Cauca comes from a family-run farm high in the Andes; sweet cherry, milk chocolate, creamy texture, caramel
ETHIOPIA - (FTO) Natural-process Sidamo from the Oromia coop; syrupy, berry and fruit notes and rich mocca body with earthy finish.
JAVA - (O) Taman Dadar small-holder estate: mild acidity, syrupy body, clean but complex, rich character, chocolate and walnut notes
KENYA - (O) Shade-grown on Mt. Kenya, one of few Kenyan organic estates; tart and complex citrus, strawberry, green apple, clean finish
NICARAGUA - From a model sustainable estate, Selva Negra, in the Matagalpa highlands; full-bodied, medium acidity, orange, caramel
PERU - (FTO) High in the Andes, from the Sol y Café co-op, comes this medium bodied coffee with notes of lemon, honey, and cocoa
RWANDA - (FT) from an innovative coop: sweet citrus acidity, full body, excellent balance, lemon, lime, and peach notes
SUMATRA - (FTO) From Ketiara, the only women-led coffee coop in Indonesia; bold intensity, herbal, bittersweet dark chocolate, syrupy
DECAF MEXICO - (FTO) Grown in the Sierra Madres, decaffeinated with glacial-melt water; balanced, lemony, milk chocolate, walnut
News from the store...
(Mar. 6, 2014) New stock is here! Still working on getting some of them online. Check them out on the Green Coffee page!
(Nov. 25, 2013) More Bali Blue Moon is in stock. And Mexican Decaf (FTO) is back in stock.
(Nov. 22, 2013) Kenya Kia-Oro new crop is in stock, and at a lower price than last season!
(Nov. 18, 2013) New Facebook page opened. "Like" us to get updates and occasional specials.
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Since 2004 I have been a home coffee-roasting enthusiast, always in search of high-quality, socially-responsible, and environmentally-sustainable green coffee beans. I discovered the best way to do this is nurture relationships with importers who care as much about ethical coffee as I do, and to rely on their on-the-ground knowledge of coffee farms around the world. So in 2008 I started buying green coffee in quantity and reselling to home coffee roasters like myself. This little side business has brought me great satisfaction, as I now have ready access to an outstanding variety of coffee myself, and I have helped many other home roasters (even a few micro-roasting businesses) get great coffee for great prices.
My guiding principles