We have coffees from all around the world and something for everyone! To learn more about the coffee that may best fit your needs, check out our coffee quiz.
We package our beans shortly after roasting. In the ~3 days following roasting, the beans off-gas a small amount of CO2. In the sealed environment of the tin or bag, the CO2 displaces all of the oxygen and creates an anaerobic environment that keeps the beans from oxidizing. If left unopened in their package, your beans will stay fresh for up to 6 months!
If you are shopping in any of our cafes, our team can grind any tin or bag for you. For online shopping, you we offer a few blends in Universal Ground, which can be used for most brewing methods!
We mostly use methylene chloride decaffeinated beans. It creates a better flavored decaf bean and is more environmentally sustainable than the traditional water method!
When it comes to coffee, there are lots of possible certifications, each with its own goals and priorities. Over time, we've decided to take a holistic approach, with our number one priority being long-term quality. Our goal is to source coffee that is sustainably grown, ethically harvested, and fairly traded, and to that end, we work with a variety of reputable importers (and sometimes even directly with the farmers themselves!). As a result, we tend to focus less on which certifications each of our coffees may have, and more on the details of where it's coming from as well as who's getting it to us. We've also made the choice to skip the labels and certifications on our packaging. We prefer to focus on how great it tastes!
Some of our coffees are Certified Organic, others are not, and still others would qualify as organic but haven’t pursued the certification. Regarding Fair Trade, we choose our coffees based on quality, but we only work with importers who have earned a reputation for transparency and ethical business, and we often visit the places of origin to see the conditions on the farms and in the communities.