Here is our current selection of Single Origin coffees in the roaster right now. We like to work with very small farmers in Central and South America as well as African farms and co-ops. Their coffees have impressed us on the cupping table and we like how they farm, how they process their coffees and what they do for their community and their eco-system.
As we've said before, we trade directly with our farmers, and work closely with importers who know we like great coffees, period. We don't buy coffee based on fancy ceritifications, such as being called organic or fair trade. These certifications are expensive for small farmers and in the end, unneccessary when they are farming honestly and transparently, using natural techniques throughout the process.
We also don't purchase our coffees based on price. If we love it, we buy it, and the farmer receives a fair price for his or her work. Small lots can be more expensive than large lots from massive farms, but we are happy supporting the smaller farmer, providing a living wage for them, their family and their workers. This doesn't translate to more expensive coffee in the bag, just a better cup in your hand.