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Prices for our current coffee offerings

I'm a little behind on updating this page on current offerings. There are a few changes this month though we do still have single origin coffees from Colombia, Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Honduras.

Our Colombia has switched from Sierra Nevada to coffee from Valle de Cauca. The Department of Valle de Cauca is on the Pacific coast of Colombia, south of Medellin and north of Popayan. Unlike coffee from Sierra Nevada, drinking this will not keep the world in balance, though it may help yours.

Alas, the exellent KONGA Yirgacheffe has run out. Our new Ethiopia is once again a natural processed Sidamo, this one from the Oromia Coop. Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union is one of the largest in Ethiopia with over 20,000 members.

Our current Sumatra is from the "Gayo land" near the city of Takengon on Lake Tawar in the northwestern province of Aceh. Many of the farmers in the KKGO coop are widows who lost their husbands in the civil conflicts there in the 90's. Stop by Old Europe (13 Broadway in Asheville) and try some, it's the house coffee there.

Our base for French roast continues to be an 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 still 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 Valle de Cauca 46 19 11
Ethiopia Natural Sidamo 47 20 11
Sumatra Mandheling 49 21 12
Roasts & Blends
French Roast 45 19 11
Espresso 48 20 12
Viennese 46 19 11
Mocha Java 48 20 12
Decaf Ethiopia, French, or Espresso
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.)