We've increased our free ground shipping threshold, reduced the cost of 2-day flat rate shipping, and updated our standard shipping method. Look out for simpler, quicker deliveries and even fresher coffee!
Several years ago, coffee entrepreneurs Felipe and Elise Sardi were looking for land to create a next-generation coffee farm and shatter the status quo. By constructing a wet mill to process coffee for the Neighbors & Crops program, and with a grand vision and plenty of ambition to also add a boutique hotel, their concept was to create a coffee adventure that would help support the farm and the community. Today it's in full swing, and thriving.
Coffee review released its full list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2018 this week, and we're featured at #5 and #12! And that's not all: our sister company, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, nabbed the #8 and #17 spots.
We had a great time hosting the Kansas City Caffeine Crawl at our Crossroads Arts District cafe on Nov. 8th, 9th, and 11th. Crawlers sampled a cascara-fermented lot from Finca Kilimanjaro alongside cold-brewed cascara tisane and food pairings complementing the coffee's flavor profile.
Ethiopia is the homeland of Coffea arabica, so it's no wonder that to this day Ethiopian heirloom single-origins create some of the most distinctive flavor profiles you'll find in a cup of coffee. Countless heirloom varieties thrive in the East African nation, where high altitude and varying micro-climates provide ideal growing conditions for coffee.
It's easy to forget how far coffee travels to reach your cup, but it is a truly international beverage: many blends include coffee from two or three continents. And consumers are often unaware of the centuries-long journeys that coffee varieties undertook to reach their current growing regions.
We'll never get tired of drinking Cold Front black, but summer is long—sometimes you need to switch up your routine up to keep things exciting. So on a hot day at our roasting facility we tinkered with some recipes to take cold brew in new, perhaps unexpected directions. And they were delicious...
The label system that Carpenter Collective designed for us designates a color for each type of coffee we offer. We're making this evident every step of the way, so it's simpler for you to browse our website or the shelves at our cafes.
Daunting at first glance, Cascara's unique, subtly sweet flavor profile is ideal for a variety of coffee-adjacent uses. Plus, producing Cascara is a great way for coffee farmers to make the most of their coffee harvest.
Love it or hate it, "wet-hulled" coffee's unique flavor profile is immediately recognizable in your cup. But what makes it taste that way? Many coffee drinkers are oblivious to the process that creates these flavors, for a few reasons:
Unless you're new to specialty coffee, you're probably somewhat familiar with common processing terms like "washed," "honey processed," and "natural." But beyond these basic processing methods lies a world of possibility for the coffee producer.
In the coffee world, success is a question of managing countless variables. So the philosophy behind our Direct Trade program is simple: if we can minimize the negative impact of coffee's C-market price for our farmers, then they can focus on the variables within their control to ensure the long-term success of their farms.