Why gourmet coffee?
What's the difference between your coffee and other brand's coffee? We are asked these questions quite a bit.
The simple response is that our coffee is better.
We have higher standards than our competitors. We have much higher standards than our big box brand competitors.
In fact, our coffee is nothing like what you will get at a grocery store or from a big box brand. We sell the best specialty coffee you can find. We invite you to look at the reviews of our competitors products as a quick review will reveal that some shocking truths.
Predominantly, inconsistent taste and improperly sealed packaging. Ultimately, this means that while coffee can be sold between $3 and $4 a pound, you have to ask the question, what are you sacrificing in order to achieve that very low price? Is it really coffee if half of the can are preservatives, chemicals, and fillers?
An actual customer review of competitors coffee
"The coffee is very affordable, but I honestly hate the taste. I don't think it's good quality and I would rather pay more for better flavor. I can't brew a strong delicious cup of coffee with this stuff."
You deserve better than cheap coffee!
While those big boxed brands have their eyes set on driving down the price per pound of coffee by scamming, cheating, and robbing people. We are focused on simply creating the best cup of coffee you can find.
How do we support our claims of having the best cup of coffee?
Here you will find some of the certifications our coffee has earned, the altitude and soil where it was grown, along with the process we follow to bring our coffee to you.
To show how amazing our coffee is we have multiple certifications to show that we source only the highest quality single origin coffee.
- Organic certification! To receive this certification, our coffee had to be certified by a third-party agency as having been grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or similar chemicals. Buying organic coffees like this one supports a safe and healthy environment for our farmers, their families, animals, and the rest of our ecosystem.
- Natural certification! To receive this certification, the coffee went through a processing method where the beans are dried while the fruit is still on the bean. The fruit is then removed after the drying has been completed. This coffee produces a more distinct flavor and heavy body.
- SHG certified! To receive this certification, the coffee must be grown in higher altitudes and lower temperatures. This produces a slower maturing fruit and, thus, a harder, denser, and more desirable bean. The finest gourmet coffees are grown in select mountainous regions between 4000 and 6000 feet above sea level in elevation and are certified as either SHG (Strictly High Grown) or SHB (Strictly Hard Bean).
- EP certified. This means that it has been through the European Preparation method of handpicking coffee and removing imperfect beans, pebbles, and any non-coffee bean material.
- AB certification! This coffee produces a more distinct flavor and heavy body.
- FT/Organic certification! To receive this certification, our coffee had to be certified by a third-party agency as having been grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or similar chemicals. Buying organic coffees like this one supports a safe and healthy environment for our farmers, their families, animals, and the rest of our ecosystem.
The best coffee is grown high in the mountains. The higher it is grown the slower the coffee bean matures ensuring that maximum flavor and nutrients are absorbed by the coffee cherries. Most of our coffee is grown between 3900 and 6200 feet above sea level. Which means that our coffee is grown at elevations more than double the height of the world’s tallest building.
Coffee is a product of its environment. If it is grown in poor conditions or soil with few nutrients, then the flavor will be diminished. Here are the soil types we use to grow our coffee.
- Most of our coffee was grown in volcanic loam. This soil is known to be one of if not the most nutrient dense soil in the world. This soil is formed after a volcano erupts and the lava flow settles. When combined with ample rainfall, warm summers, and mild winters, it supplies the coffee cherries with an immense number of nutrients.
- Some of our coffee was grown in clay minerals. Clay minerals form in the presence of water and have been important to life, and many theories of abiogenesis involve them. They are important constituents of soils and have been useful to humans since ancient times in agriculture.
- Some of our coffee was shade-grown in the Central American rain forests and in volcanic soil near the Amazon rain forest. Due to the soil blends, these coffees make a rich, delicious cup of coffee.
- When it comes to quality, we have very high standards, and our farmers and partners adhere to these strict standards with environmentally friendly processing, washing the beans and leaving in the sun to dry, then hand sorting and packaging.
- Our coffee cherries are hand-picked and processed by hand by our farmers.
- From here the cherries are either gully washed or fully washed in an environmentally friendly washing process.
- They are then sun-dried or dried on patios or raised beds fully for up to 7 days.
- The cherries are sorted by hand, packaged and sent to our roasters.
- We will only roast the beans once we receive your order. This ensures maximum freshness. Once roasted we vacuum seal the package and send directly to you.
Why is this important to us?
What is most important to us is delivering to you a rich, bold cup of coffee so you can do the things that you want to do. Everything we do is in support of our community and the last thing we want to do is sell you a fake cup of coffee.