It all starts with finding truly great specialty coffees for you and doing so in a manner that does not harm the environment or mistreat the small landholders. Ethically sourcing our coffee is a collaboration with farmers and processors that invest an incredible amount of time and energy to produce something we will all be proud to offer.
It is my commitment that the growers who do the best work adhering to environmental standards and fair treatment of their workers will receive the best price I can offer.
The goal of each roast is to bring out the best of what’s inherent in each particular coffee. Small batch roasting allows me to draw out things like acidity, floral notes, chocolate, molasses, and earthy notes.
Continuing to roast past a certain point, you begin to taste flavors added by the roast process. Now many people love that roasty flavor, and for those fine people, we offer our dark roasts. You can still taste the lovely inherent qualities of the coffee, but you also are tasting more caramelization of the sugars. The key here is balance.
Bringing you exceptional coffee requires monitoring every step. Coffee under our care is in a controlled environment and sampled at each step.
We have long-standing relationships with people that travel the world to evaluate and select the coffee we buy. Over the years we have come to trust that their offerings are the best of the best Arabica beans available.
To be sure the quality remains at the initial high standard, samples are pulled and cupped at each waypoint on the bean's journey to you.