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Engine House Coffee

Order ID Product Name [About Producer] Type Price
Login to order #3194 Cascadia Swiss water Decaf Cascadia Swiss water Decaf
Order number of bags. (Medium-Dark roast) Big-bodied sweet cup. Look for herbal notes and a dark caramel finish. Freshly roasted. Fair Trade Organic. Request Whole beans or Ground. fine/medium/coarse.

Certified Organic $10.00/half pound
Login to order #3225 Cascadia Swiss water Decaf
Order number of bags. Request Whole beans or Ground. fine/medium/coarse.

Certified Organic $18.00/pound
Login to order #3189 Colombian Colombian
Order number of bags. (Medium Roast) Well balanced, medium bodied, and bright. Prized for its rich taste and aromatic flavour. Freshly roasted. Fair Trade Organic.*Please note that our direct trade Colombian Huila is currently out of stock. Request Whole Beans or Ground. fine/medium/coarse

Certified Organic $10.00/half pound
Login to order #3229 Colombian
Order number of bags. Request Whole beans or Ground. fine/medium/coarse.

Certified Organic $18.00/pound
Login to order #3300 Dark and Stormy Dark and Stormy
Order number of bags. (Dark Roast) This Indonesian/ South American blend, is a rich dark coffee with moderate acidity and full flavour. Fair Trade Organic. Request Whole Beans or Ground. fine/medium/coarse

Certified Organic $10.00/half pound
Login to order #3301 Dark and Stormy
Order number of bags. Request Whole Beans or Ground. fine/medium/coarse

Certified Organic $18.00/pound
Login to order #4121 Green Beans for the Home Roaster Green Beans for the Home Roaster
Order number of bags. We are offering 1 lb(454g)bags of our single origin fair trade organic green coffee beans. This months offerings are: Peruvian, Mexican, Colombian. Please indicate the variety you want in the customer comment/notes section.

Certified Organic $10.50/ pound bag
Login to order #4244 Locomotion Locomotion
Order number of bags. (Medium Roast) This Indonesian / South American blend, is a sweet and flavourful cup with a smooth finish. Fair Trade Organic. Request Whole Beans or Ground. fine/medium/coarse

Certified Organic $10.00/half pound
Login to order #4245 Locomotion
Order number of bags. Request Whole Beans or Ground. fine/medium/coarse

Certified Organic $18.00/pound
Login to order #3298 Midnight Express Midnight Express
Order number of bags. (Medium/Dark Roast) This South American/ Indonesian blend, combines the best of intensity and smoothness, while holding a rich, complex and robust flavour. (Try it as an espresso shot!). Freshly roasted. Fair Trade Organic. Request Whole Beans or Ground. fine/medium/coarse

Certified Organic $10.00/half pound
Login to order #3299 Midnight Express
Order number of bags. Request Whole Beans or Ground. fine/medium/coarse

Certified Organic $18.00/pound
Login to order #3192 River Valley River Valley
Order number of bags. (Medium-Dark roast) This African/ Indonesian blend, is elegant and smooth with low acidity and medium body. Freshly roasted. Fair Trade Organic. Request Whole beans or Ground. fine/medium/coarse.

Certified Organic $10.00/half pound
Login to order #3226 River Valley
Order number of bags. Request Whole beans or Ground. fine/medium/coarse.

Certified Organic $18.00/pound
Login to order #4368 Roaster\ Roaster's Choice
Order number of bags. (Dark roast) Strong & dark with medium acidity. Freshly roasted. Fair Trade Organic. Request Whole beans or Ground. fine/medium/coarse.

Certified Organic $10.00/half pound
Login to order #4369 Roaster's Choice
Order number of bags. Order number of bags. (Dark roast) Strong & dark with medium acidity. Freshly roasted. Fair Trade Organic. Request Whole beans or Ground. fine/medium/coarse.

Certified Organic $18.00/pound
Login to order #4853 Still Standing Still Standing
Order number of bags. (Medium Roast) Created with comedian Jonny Harris of CBC's hit TV series "STILL STANDING" depicting the challenges of small town life. This Indonesian/ South American blend, is robust and smooth and delicious. Fair Trade Organic. Request Whole Beans or Ground. fine/medium/coarse

Certified Organic $10.00/half pound
Login to order #4854 Still Standing
Order number of bags. (Medium Roast) Created with comedian Jonny Harris of CBC's hit TV series "STILL STANDING" depicting the challenges of small town life. This Indonesian/ South American blend, is robust and smooth and delicious. Fair Trade Organic. Request Whole Beans or Ground. fine/medium/coarse

Certified Organic $18.00/pound
Login to order #3938 Stocking Stuffers/Sampler Pack Stocking Stuffers/Sampler Pack
Order number of packs. Four of our signature blends: Dark & Stormy(Dark), Midnight Express(Medium/Dark),Still Standing(Medium) and Locomotion(Medium). Four varieties in 1/4 lb. bags. Fair Trade Organic. Request Whole beans or Ground. fine/medium/coarse.

Certified Organic $18.50/one pound

Equator Coffee Roasters

Order ID Product Name [About Producer] Type Price
Login to order #673 Algonquin Dark Algonquin Dark
Order number of packages. Bold- Dark Roast- whole bean

Certified Organic $14.50/340g
Login to order #3406 Eclipse Organic Decaf Eclipse Organic Decaf
Order number of packages. Tasting notes: milk chocolate, sweet, refreshing.

Certified Organic $14.50/340g
Login to order #674 Freakin\ Freakin' Good Coffee
Order number of packages. Smooth- Medium Roast- whole bean, Equator Coffee Roasters blend

Certified Organic $14.50/340g
Login to order #2554 Ho Ho Jo! Ho Ho Jo!
Order number of bags. Smooth Christmas Coffee. A festive blend guaranteed wot warm your heart for the holidays.

Certified Organic $14.50/340g
Login to order #672 Mufferaw Jo Mufferaw Jo
Order number of packages. Bold- Dark Roast- whole beans

Certified Organic $14.50/340g
Login to order #679 Sweet Justice Sweet Justice
Order number of packages. Smooth- Medium roast- whole bean

Certified Organic $14.50/340g

Madawaska Coffee Co.

Order ID Product Name [About Producer] Type Price
Login to order #4504 1 lb. (454g) GROUND Bold Roast 1 lb. (454g) GROUND Bold Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; our Bold Roast is the darkest roast in our offerings. Roasted to the edge of ignition coffee drinkers looking for an intense, roastey flavor with a smooth finish will enjoy this roast. Coffee is a seasonal crop; this roast is single origin that varies based on seasonality. Drip grind is default. Please indicate otherwise perc, press, drip or espresso grind.

Certified Organic $15.89/1lb.(454g)
Login to order #4521 1 lb. (454g) GROUND Dark Roast 1 lb. (454g) GROUND Dark Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; our Dark Roast is the third in line in terms of roast level in our offerings. Coffee drinkers who are seeking a rich, full-bodied flavor with undertones of dark chocolate will love this roast. Coffee is a seasonal crop; this roast is single origin that varies based on seasonality. Drip grind is default. Please indicate otherwise perc, press, drip or espresso grind.

Certified Organic $15.89/1lb.(454g)
Login to order #4522 1 lb. (454g) GROUND Decaf Roast 1 lb. (454g) GROUND Decaf Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; Our Decaf Roast is a Medium-Dark roast. Decaffeinated using the Swiss Water Process the caffeine is removed while retaining the great flavor qualities and organic properties of the bean. Coffee drinkers who enjoy a rich, well-rounded cup of coffee with a smooth finish sans-caffeine will enjoy this roast. Coffee is a seasonal crop; this roast is single origin that varies based on seasonality. Drip grind is default. Please indicate otherwise perc, press, drip or espresso grind.

Certified Organic $16.82/1lb.(454g)
Login to order #4523 1 lb. (454g) GROUND Espresso Roast 1 lb. (454g) GROUND Espresso Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; Contrary to popular belief that Espresso Roast means DARK our Espresso Roast is our second lightest roast in our offerings. Created with our European Style coffee drinkers in mind; those looking for a thick, rich, caramel-coloured crema and an intense fruity mouth-feel will love this roast. Our espresso is a blend of 3 different beans in order to pull the perfect shot of espresso. Drip grind is default. Please indicate otherwise perc, press, drip or espresso grind.

Certified Organic $15.89/1lb.(454g)
Login to order #4524 1 lb. (454g) GROUND Light Roast 1 lb. (454g) GROUND Light Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; Our Light Roast is the lightest roast in our offerings. Coffee drinkers who appreciate a bright, complex flavor with a slightly fruity, naturally sweet finish will enjoy this roast. Coffee is a seasonal crop; this roast is single origin that varies based on seasonality. Drip grind is default. Please indicate otherwise perc, press, drip or espresso grind.

Certified Organic $15.89/1lb.(454g)
Login to order #4525 1 lb. (454g) GROUND Maple Roast 1 lb. (454g) GROUND Maple Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; our Maple Roast is the newest addition to our offerings. Roasted to the perfect level and finished with a hint of maple. Coffee drinkers who enjoy our medium roast will find similarities, but with a taste reminiscent of the great north. Drip grind is default. Please indicate otherwise perc, press, drip or espresso grind.

Certified Organic $16.82/1lb.(454g)
Login to order #4526 1 lb. (454g) GROUND Medium Roast 1 lb. (454g) GROUND Medium Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; our Medium Roast is the most popular in our offerings. Coffee drinkers who enjoy a smooth, well rounded flavor with a hint of chocolate notes will enjoy this roast. Coffee is a seasonal crop; this roast is single origin that varies based on seasonality. Drip grind is default. Please indicate otherwise perc, press, drip or espresso grind.

Certified Organic $15.89/1lb.(454g)
Login to order #4015 1 lb. (454g) Whole Bean Bold Roast 1 lb. (454g) Whole Bean Bold Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; our Bold Roast is the darkest roast in our offerings. Roasted to the edge of ignition coffee drinkers looking for an intense, roastey flavor with a smooth finish will enjoy this roast. Coffee is a seasonal crop; this roast is single origin that varies based on seasonality.

Certified Organic $15.25/1lb.(454g)
Login to order #4016 1 lb. (454g) Whole Bean Dark Roast 1 lb. (454g) Whole Bean Dark Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; our Dark Roast is the third in line in terms of roast level in our offerings. Coffee drinkers who are seeking a rich, full-bodied flavor with undertones of dark chocolate will love this roast. Coffee is a seasonal crop; this roast is single origin that varies based on seasonality.

Certified Organic $15.25/1lb.(454g)
Login to order #4017 1 lb. (454g) Whole Bean Decaf Roast 1 lb. (454g) Whole Bean Decaf Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; Our Decaf Roast is a Medium-Dark roast. Decaffeinated using the Swiss Water Process the caffeine is removed while retaining the great flavor qualities and organic properties of the bean. Coffee drinkers who enjoy a rich, well-rounded cup of coffee with a smooth finish sans-caffeine will enjoy this roast. Coffee is a seasonal crop; this roast is single origin that varies based on seasonality.

Certified Organic $15.89/1lb.(454g)
Login to order #4018 1 lb. (454g) Whole Bean Espresso Roast 1 lb. (454g) Whole Bean Espresso Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; Contrary to popular belief that Espresso Roast means DARK our Espresso Roast is our second lightest roast in our offerings. Created with our European Style coffee drinkers in mind; those looking for a thick, rich, caramel-coloured crema and an intense fruity mouth-feel will love this roast. Our espresso is a blend of 3 different beans in order to pull the perfect shot of espresso.

Certified Organic $15.25/1lb.(454g)
Login to order #4019 1 lb. (454g) Whole Bean Light Roast 1 lb. (454g) Whole Bean Light Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; Our Light Roast is the lightest roast in our offerings. Coffee drinkers who appreciate a bright, complex flavor with a slightly fruity, naturally sweet finish will enjoy this roast. Coffee is a seasonal crop; this roast is single origin that varies based on seasonality.

Certified Organic $15.25/1lb.(454g)
Login to order #4520 1 lb. (454g) Whole Bean Maple Roast 1 lb. (454g) Whole Bean Maple Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; our Maple Roast is the newest addition to our offerings. Roasted to the perfect level and finished with a hint of maple. Coffee drinkers who enjoy our medium roast will find similarities, but with a taste reminiscent of the great north.

Certified Organic $15.89/1lb.(454g)
Login to order #4020 1 lb. (454g) Whole Bean Medium Roast 1 lb. (454g) Whole Bean Medium Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; our Medium Roast is the most popular in our offerings. Coffee drinkers who enjoy a smooth, well rounded flavor with a hint of chocolate notes will enjoy this roast. Coffee is a seasonal crop; this roast is single origin that varies based on seasonality.

Certified Organic $15.25/1lb.(454g)
Login to order #4267 10 lb. (4.54kg) Green Coffee Beans 10 lb. (4.54kg) Green Coffee Beans
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. is pleased to offer a monthly selection of green whole bean coffee for the DIY home roasters. A different variety will be offered each month based on current in-season crop. Information about bean variety will be included with your order. Happy Roasting.

Certified Organic $56.08/bag
Login to order #4527 5 lb. (2.27kg) GROUND Bold Roast 5 lb. (2.27kg) GROUND Bold Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; our Bold Roast is the darkest roast in our offerings. Roasted to the edge of ignition coffee drinkers looking for an intense, roastey flavor with a smooth finish will enjoy this roast. Coffee is a seasonal crop; this roast is single origin that varies based on seasonality. Drip grind is default. Please indicate otherwise perc, press, drip or espresso grind.

Certified Organic $70.09/bag
Login to order #4528 5 lb. (2.27kg) GROUND Dark Roast 5 lb. (2.27kg) GROUND Dark Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; our Dark Roast is the third in line in terms of roast level in our offerings. Coffee drinkers who are seeking a rich, full-bodied flavor with undertones of dark chocolate will love this roast. Coffee is a seasonal crop; this roast is single origin that varies based on seasonality. Drip grind is default. Please indicate otherwise perc, press, drip or espresso grind.

Certified Organic $70.09/5lb.(2.27kg)
Login to order #4529 5 lb. (2.27kg) GROUND Decaf Roast 5 lb. (2.27kg) GROUND Decaf Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; Our Decaf Roast is a Medium-Dark roast. Decaffeinated using the Swiss Water Process the caffeine is removed while retaining the great flavor qualities and organic properties of the bean. Coffee drinkers who enjoy a rich, well-rounded cup of coffee with a smooth finish sans-caffeine will enjoy this roast. Coffee is a seasonal crop; this roast is single origin that varies based on seasonality. Drip grind is default. Please indicate otherwise perc, press, drip or espresso grind.

Certified Organic $74.77/5lb.(2.27kg)
Login to order #4530 5 lb. (2.27kg) GROUND Espresso Roast 5 lb. (2.27kg) GROUND Espresso Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; Contrary to popular belief that Espresso Roast means DARK our Espresso Roast is our second lightest roast in our offerings. Created with our European Style coffee drinkers in mind; those looking for a thick, rich, caramel-coloured crema and an intense fruity mouth-feel will love this roast. Our espresso is a blend of 3 different beans in order to pull the perfect shot of espresso. Drip grind is default. Please indicate otherwise perc, press, drip or espresso grind.

Certified Organic $70.09/5lb.(2.27kg)
Login to order #4531 5 lb. (2.27kg) GROUND Light Roast 5 lb. (2.27kg) GROUND Light Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; Our Light Roast is the lightest roast in our offerings. Coffee drinkers who appreciate a bright, complex flavor with a slightly fruity, naturally sweet finish will enjoy this roast. Coffee is a seasonal crop; this roast is single origin that varies based on seasonality. Drip grind is default. Please indicate otherwise perc, press, drip or espresso grind.

Certified Organic $70.09/bag
Login to order #4534 5 lb. (2.27kg) GROUND Maple Roast 5 lb. (2.27kg) GROUND Maple Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; our Maple Roast is the newest addition to our offerings. Roasted to the perfect level and finished with a hint of maple. Coffee drinkers who enjoy our medium roast will find similarities, but with a taste reminiscent of the great north. Drip grind is default. Please indicate otherwise perc, press, drip or espresso grind.

Certified Organic $74.77/5lb.(2.27kg)
Login to order #4532 5 lb. (2.27kg) GROUND Medium Roast 5 lb. (2.27kg) GROUND Medium Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; our Medium Roast is the most popular in our offerings. Coffee drinkers who enjoy a smooth, well rounded flavor with a hint of chocolate notes will enjoy this roast. Coffee is a seasonal crop; this roast is single origin that varies based on seasonality. Drip grind is default. Please indicate otherwise perc, press, drip or espresso grind.

Certified Organic $70.09/5lb.(2.27kg)
Login to order #4264 5 lb. (2.27kg) Whole Bean Bold Roast 5 lb. (2.27kg) Whole Bean Bold Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; our Bold Roast is the darkest roast in our offerings. Roasted to the edge of ignition coffee drinkers looking for an intense, roastey flavor with a smooth finish will enjoy this roast. Coffee is a seasonal crop; this roast is single origin that varies based on seasonality.

Certified Organic $65.42/bag
Login to order #4022 5 lb. (2.27kg) Whole Bean Dark Roast 5 lb. (2.27kg) Whole Bean Dark Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; our Dark Roast is the third in line in terms of roast level in our offerings. Coffee drinkers who are seeking a rich, full-bodied flavor with undertones of dark chocolate will love this roast. Coffee is a seasonal crop; this roast is single origin that varies based on seasonality.

Certified Organic $65.42/5lb.(2.27kg)
Login to order #4265 5 lb. (2.27kg) Whole Bean Decaf Roast 5 lb. (2.27kg) Whole Bean Decaf Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; Our Decaf Roast is a Medium-Dark roast. Decaffeinated using the Swiss Water Process the caffeine is removed while retaining the great flavor qualities and organic properties of the bean. Coffee drinkers who enjoy a rich, well-rounded cup of coffee with a smooth finish sans-caffeine will enjoy this roast. Coffee is a seasonal crop; this roast is single origin that varies based on seasonality.

Certified Organic $70.09/5lb.(2.27kg)
Login to order #4023 5 lb. (2.27kg) Whole Bean Espresso Roast 5 lb. (2.27kg) Whole Bean Espresso Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; Contrary to popular belief that Espresso Roast means DARK our Espresso Roast is our second lightest roast in our offerings. Created with our European Style coffee drinkers in mind; those looking for a thick, rich, caramel-coloured crema and an intense fruity mouth-feel will love this roast. Our espresso is a blend of 3 different beans in order to pull the perfect shot of espresso.

Certified Organic $65.42/5lb.(2.27kg)
Login to order #4266 5 lb. (2.27kg) Whole Bean Light Roast 5 lb. (2.27kg) Whole Bean Light Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; Our Light Roast is the lightest roast in our offerings. Coffee drinkers who appreciate a bright, complex flavor with a slightly fruity, naturally sweet finish will enjoy this roast. Coffee is a seasonal crop; this roast is single origin that varies based on seasonality.

Certified Organic $65.42/bag
Login to order #4533 5 lb. (2.27kg) Whole Bean Maple Roast 5 lb. (2.27kg) Whole Bean Maple Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; our Maple Roast is the newest addition to our offerings. Roasted to the perfect level and finished with a hint of maple. Coffee drinkers who enjoy our medium roast will find similarities, but with a taste reminiscent of the great north.

Certified Organic $70.09/5lb.(2.27kg)
Login to order #4021 5 lb. (2.27kg) Whole Bean Medium Roast 5 lb. (2.27kg) Whole Bean Medium Roast
Order number of packages. Madawaska Coffee Co. offers 7 different roasts; our Medium Roast is the most popular in our offerings. Coffee drinkers who enjoy a smooth, well rounded flavor with a hint of chocolate notes will enjoy this roast. Coffee is a seasonal crop; this roast is single origin that varies based on seasonality.

Certified Organic $65.42/5lb.(2.27kg)

Snark

Order ID Product Name [About Producer] Type Price
Login to order #4917 Ambrosia Ambrosia
Order number of pounds. A blend of five beans from various regions create this smooth, intense coffee that is wonderful either brewed or as an espresso. Designed to be potent enough to cut through steamed milk, it is also smooth and intricate enough to sip black. Sweet smoke, caramel and cream flavours will linger in the mouth for 20 plus minutes, extending your pleasure.

This coffee was always my go-to for an espresso pull. Not only does it produce intense crema, it is also idiot proof when pulling a shot (always useful for early mornings). Any coffee, regardless of how beautifully roasted or ethically grown, will taste either bitter or sour if the shot is pulled long or short. This pull will have clearly defined striping. As soon as the striping disappears, just before the shot runs blonde, stop the pull. Presto - a perfect espresso with clearly defined layering. And if you look close enough, you can even see the heart of the pull.

Dark roast

$16.00/pound
Login to order #4918 Costa Rica Costa Rica
Order number of pounds. Like a true Costa Rica cup, this is balanced, restrained with a clean finish. It is straightforward, softly acidic and mild with lots of coffee flavour. You'll taste a caramelized sugary sweetness mixed with smoky, dark fruit. There are bittersweet chocolate flavours with a citric acidity when it's pulled as an espresso. This is a beautiful mid-day brew.

The ideal coffee growing conditions in Costa Rica- fertile soil, high altitude and a cool climate - have contributed to coffee's successful cultivation. The Costa Rica government capitalized on the economic impact of this crop, offering free land to coffee farmers in the 19th century. During this time, production skyrocketed with coffee exports surpassing tobacco, sugar and cacao.

The coffee industry created a wealthy upper class of growers and traders. Although the balance of power was unequal, coffee revenue did contribute to the modernization of Costa Rica.

Today, Costa Rica is the world's 13th largest coffee producer, and the power balanced has shifted. Small farmers play a large role in this production; nearly 90% of all producers cultivate less than 5 hectares.

Fairtrade, Medium Roast

$16.00/pound
Login to order #4919 DeCaf DeCaf
Order number of pounds. Expect clean, bittersweet roast notes with hints of chocolate and cinnamon.

This is a Swiss Water Processed blend from two regions, Columbia and Peru. Beans to be decaffeinated are selected based on their water content and their density, critical factors for both roasting and decaffeinating.

There are two ways to decaffeinate coffee, using either water or chemicals. Swiss Water is a patented process that naturally removes 99% of the caffeine from the beans. If you can, use this process for decaffeination, because what you take out is just as important as what you leave in.

Swiss Water Processed, Fairtrade, Organic, Medium Roast

Certified Organic $16.00/pound
Login to order #4920 Ethiopia Ethiopia
Order number of pounds. This coffee is somewhat complex, with a citric to tannic acidity. The honey fragrance mingles with top notes of peach and apricot to produce an aftertaste that is clean with a refined fruited sweetness.

This is the area considered to be the birthplace of coffee. Picture frisky goats frolicking around a bemused Shepard, scratching her head in contemplation while trying to chew a coffee cherry. Typically, it is the Robusta bean that grows wild, but in the forests of the Kaffa region of Ethiopia, Coffea Arabica grew wild. Coffee is "Bun" or "Buna" in Ethiopia, so Coffee Bean is quite possibly a poor anglicized interpretation of "Kaffa Bun". Coffea Arabica was also found in the Harar region quite early, either brought from the Kaffa forests or from closer areas around the Sudan border. It is entirely possible that slaves taken from the forests chewed coffee cherry and spit out the seeds, thus spreading it into the Harar region, through which the Arab slave trade route passed.

Rainforest Alliance, Organic, Light Roast

Certified Organic $16.00/pound
Login to order #4921 Guatemala Guatemala
Order number of pounds. Expect a full bodied, well balanced cup with hints of stone fruit and cacao nibs.

These shade-grown beans come from Finca Santa Cecilia, a 147 hectare farm on which coffee is grown on 142 hectares. Due to the extreme environmental conditions and lack of water, the farm maintains strict conservation practices. The farm has two water sources, only one of which is used for coffee processing and consumption. After processing, Finca Santa Cecilia uses a recycled water treatment process to avoid environmental pollution. Two families live on the privately owed farm and a total of 30 people work there.

The coffee is grown at 3400-4200 feet above sea level. The soil is rich metamorphic clay stemming from the nearby extinct Tecuamburro volcano. The beans are handpicked, wet milled and sun-dried.

Fairtrade, Shade-Grown, Medium Roast

Certified Organic $16.00/pound
Login to order #4922 Honduras Honduras
Order number of pounds. This coffee has a pleasant candied flavour, the sort of smokey-sweetness, like fresh caramelizing sugar in a pan, which lasts throughout the lingering aftertaste. The medium body and crisp acidity blend well with over-riding fruity caramel notes.

For a good part of the last 20 years, many Honduran coffee producers smuggled their coffee across the border to sell it in Guatemala. Guatemala had a better coffee reputation than Honduras and as a result, the crops could fetch a higher price. In that same time period, both the coffee producers and the Honduras Government made a quest to improve the quality of coffee from Honduras through fiscal incentives, the building of highways to access remote growing regions and improved soil analysis and crop management. As a result, in 2012, Honduras became the seventh largest producer of coffee in the world, surpassing Guatemala.

There is no doubt that coffee production and exports saved the state of Honduras from a certain bankruptcy following the 2009 political crisis. All things to think about as you sip your cup of inspiration.

Rainforest Alliance, Light Roast

Certified Organic $16.00/pound
Login to order #4925 Peru Peru
Order number of pounds. A strong, pleasing coffee with chocolate and cocoa central to its flavour profile, think hot chocolate with cinnamon and a bit of malt powder. Works well as an espresso, but very complex as a brewed coffee too.

Peru is quickly building a global reputation for producing traditionally cultivated, shade grown, high quality Arabica beans. But that wasn't always the case.

There are more than 110,000 coffee growers in Peru, most of whom live on two or three hectares, hours away from the comforts of electricity and running water. Peruvian coffee farmers' landholdings are small, and the country's typical micro-wet-milling operation is even smaller.

After processing their coffee, most farmers hike their beans by foot or mule into the nearest town, a trip that can take anywhere from thirty minutes to eight hours. On Saturdays, the plaza of the closest town becomes a buying and selling station for the surrounding remote coffee growers. Farmers sell their coffee and buy goods for their homes before heading back up the mountainous foot trails. An unfortunate--but all too common--experience at these buying and selling plazas is the arrival of only one buyer, which can dramatically decrease the price paid to farmers for their coffee.

During the last decade, Peru's smaller cooperatives consolidated their movements to protect those exploited by traditional trading practices. An estimated 15-25% of Peru's smallholders now belong to co-ops linked with Fair Trade and Organic networks, which has led to Peru becoming the second largest supplier of Fair Trade certified coffee, and one of the world's top Organic producers. These cooperatives have built infrastructures for improving coffee quality, processing and exporting, training for farmers into certified organic production and social development projects.

The benefits extend beyond fair trade pricing for the farmers. The farmers are organized, developing a sense of identity through participation in their cooperatives. They have the ability to own and control their means of production. One farmer shares her reflections, "Before there were no trainings. But now they tell us about the roles of men and women. You learn to value yourself. You learn about participation."

Fair Trade Organic Medium Roast.

Certified Organic $16.00/pound
Login to order #1967 Regional Sampler
Order number of samples. Want to taste the difference from different regions? Sample 3 coffees of a similar roast level, from 3 different regions.

Beans get their flavour based on the bean variety and region the beans are grown in.

In general, beans from Central America are well balanced with a good mixture of smooth sweetness and some tart, fruity acidity. They are often described as having a clean flavour. Some spice and cocoa notes may be present. Beans from South America are similar to the Centrals in that they are mild and light. There is a mellow acidity and strong caramel sweetness, with a hint of nutty undertone. Beans from Asia are deep and dark. There is a hint of meaty earthiness with an aromatic spiciness. African coffees can be quite complex offering distinctive wine and fruit tones with a fragrant floral aroma.

You will get a half pound each from 3 different regions.

$25.00/sample
Login to order #1968 Roast Sampler
Order number of samples. Want to taste the difference of different roast levels?

Beans get their flavour based on the bean variety and region the beans are grown in. Roast levels for each variety and region are selected to bring out the best flavours of the beans.

In general, light roasts tend to be fruitier. Medium roasts are spicier, and their sweetness is closer to candies - chocolate and caramel. Dark roasts are more earthy, smokey, with caramlized sweetness like cacao.

You will get a half pound each of a Light, Medium and Dark Roast.

$25.00/sample
Login to order #4926 Snark Dark Snark Dark
Order number of pounds. This cup has excellent pungent tastes and attractive bittersweet/carbony flavors, overlayed with a degree of bittersweet. It is a blend designed to endure the rigors of dark roasting. Described as both "breakfast in a cup" and "a morning slap across the face" , it is a coffee with great body.

And body is so important, to a darker roast.

Extended roasts typically burn up all the sugars, incinerating the body, resulting in a thin cup of burned water. This is NOT what a dark roast coffee is about! You want something still voluminous, and something sharp that stings you a bit down the center of the tongue. Well, at least if you do want these things, then we share common ground, and you might like this blend.

Intense, rich, there is nothing subtle about this coffee. But let's face it; some mornings are just not made for subtle.

Excellent both brewed and as an espresso.

Darkest Roast

Certified Organic $16.00/pound
Login to order #4927 Tanzania Tanzania
Order number of pounds. Expect chocolate liqueur flavours that fade to cacao nib and licorice notes in the lingering finish. This blend of peaberries comes from the highlands of Mbeya and the cooperative efforts of several smallholder coffee farmers. Delicious both brewed and as a fine espresso option.

Peaberries result when the coffee fruit develops a single oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. A half-hearted, vestigial crevice meanders down one side of the little egg-shaped beans. Peaberries develop when only one of two ovaries in the flower are pollinated or accept pollination, thus producing one seed rather than two. Since Arabica coffee is self-pollinating (the same flower can impregnate itself) excessive peaberry production is a sign of general infertility of the plant.

The symbolic possibilities of the peaberry - singular versus double, round versus flat - has provoked a rich and occasionally risque mythology in growing countries. In these typically machismo coffee areas the peaberry is seen as male and often associated with virility. Personally, I find it odd the peaberry shape (one half of a valued male appendage) denotes virility. Where's the other one? Alternatively, focus on the crevice rather than the shape and the female form comes to mind. Just saying.

Medium Roast

Certified Organic $16.00/pound