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Prices for our current coffee offerings

Here are our current offerings -- we have single origin coffees from Colombia, Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Honduras.

Our current Colombia is from the Tolima department in the west central part of the country, between Huila and Cauca. It's grown and milled by an association of small farmers. Sweet, notes of cherry and orange, another excellent example of the breed. It's also part of Viennese Blend from which we make our now-famous Last Dance cold-brew.

OK, we ran out of the natural Ethiopia Yirgacheffe but this Hambela estate coffee from the Guji region is even better. The METAD coop works in their community to provide employment, better schools, and health care. They also have their own quality control lab and share expertise with other local farmers. This Ethiopia is sweet, fruity, and has good acidity. All coffee should taste this good.

NB: Our Sumatra is, at least temporarily, a Gayo since the Ketiara wasn't available. I don't think you can tell the difference in taste but I like the Ketiara story better. We should have it back soon.

Our current Sumatra is still from the Ketiara coop, run by women many of whom lost husbands in the civil conflicts there a decade ago. This Ketiara lot is produced entirely from the Adsenia varietal, one of the oldest in Aceh.

Our base for French roast continues to be Honduras coffee from Marcala, a municipality in the department of La Paz. "Marcala" was among the first "protected origin denominations" for coffee in Central America. The 62 member COMSA coop uses the money from its fair trade status to help fund schools and teachers for the families of its workers.

In decaf, we are using Royal Coffee's Royal Select™ water process, which, although a tad below CO2, is quite good for a water processed decaf and certainly is far better than Swiss Water™. Our current selection is an Ethiopia that's tasty even if it is decaf and makes an excellent decaf espresso as well.

I've grown weary of trying to keep track of detailed pricing, so I've simplified things by setting prices in whole dollars. Our current prices (USD):

Single Origins 2.5kg 1kg 500g
Colombia Tolima 45 19 11
Ethiopia Hambela 54 23 13
Kenya AA 49 20 12
Sumatra Mandheling 48 20 12
Roasts & Blends
French Roast 44 19 11
Espresso 47 20 11
Viennese 45 19 11
Decaf Ethiopia or French
20 12

Because we enjoy being contrarians, our packages are all metric sizes. The industry standard 5lb bag you see everywhere is, for us, a 2.5 kilogram pack (that's 5.51 pounds). We have also 1 kilogram (2.2 pound) and 500 gram (1.1 pound) packages. Prices are USD per single package of 2.5kg, 1kg, or 500g of a single coffee. All prices are FOB Candler, NC 28715, and are subject to change without notice. (Please see this page for more details on shipping costs and methods.)

We prefer to ship only whole bean coffee, but if you insist, we'll grind at no charge. We'll try to grind to your specification but we can not guarantee that the grind will be optimum for your brewer. Weights shown are for whole bean. Ground weight may be slightly lower because some chaff is lost when grinding, there may be additional outgassing of CO2, or we may spill some.

If you think the price of coffee in grocery stores and coffee shops is getting too high, we agree. Here's a comparison of some local and on-line prices, and what our coffees cost per pound.

(For descriptions of these and other coffees, go here.)