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Prices for our current coffee offerings

Here are our current offerings -- we have single origin coffees from Colombia, Ethiopia, Sumatra, Peru, and Papua New Guinea.

Our current Colombia is a new one for us, 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, slightly orange-y, another excellent example of the breed. It's also part of Viennese Blend from which we make our now-famous Last Dance cold-brew.

All good coffees must end, and so we ran out of the Hambela. Let's hope they do as well next season. In the mean time, we have a natural Yirgacheffe -- most are wet processed -- from the south central highlands courtesy of the 177 member Banko Dhadhato cooperative. This Yirg is a very sweet cup with good acidity but not quite the the fruit of the Hambela.

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. Stop by Old Europe (13 Broadway in Asheville) and try some, it's the house coffee there.

We have switched our French Roast base from Honduras -- we ran out -- to coffee from the Sol y Cafe coop in the Jaen and San Ignacio provinces near the city of Cajamarca. Sol y Cafe is a large co-op of over 1000 members who work actively to improve their coffee and better the lives of the farmers. More about Sol y Cafe is here.

New this month is coffee of Papua New Guinea from what is called the Kimel Estate, actually a collection of small land holders who combine their crops at a central mill. This lot is all peaberry, beans that grew as a single seed in the cherry instead of the usual two, so they're round and smaller. Much more acidity than you would expect in a Pacific Rim origin, citrus-y and a little spicy.

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 44 19 11
Ethiopia Natural Yirgacheffe 51 21 12
Papua New Guinea Kimel Peaberry 45 19 11
Sumatra Mandheling 47 20 11
Roasts & Blends
French Roast 43 18 11
Espresso 46 19 11
Viennese 43 18 11
Decaf Ethiopia or French
21 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.)