Prices for our current coffee offerings
In single origins, we currently have coffees from Colombia, Ethiopia, Sumatra, Honduras, and Kenya.
The Colombia is from the Sierra Nevada region, the mountains on the northern-most coast. The Indians who have lived there for centuries believe that if they protect their land, they will keep the world in balance. You can help by drinking this coffee.
Our staple Ethiopia continues as a natural processed Sidamo though the Oromia co-op coffee ran out so this one is conventional. More strawberry than blueberry, good acidity, a little of the natural process earthiness, and cheaper to boot.
We have in more of the Sumatra Ketiara co-op, an all woman-run organization. The Ketiara is another great example of what an Indonesian coffee should be: full-bodied, earthy, and slightly chocolate-ly. Stop by Old Europe (13 Broadway in Asheville) and try some, it's the house coffee there.
Still in stock -- and now at bargain basement prices in the 2.5kg and 1kg bags -- is the Kenya Kia-Ora, shade grown under macadamia nut trees (the farm is owned by the Kenya Nut Company). The Kia-Ora is both a feel-good and good tasting coffee with its classic winey, high acidity, citrus-y characteristics. There's an informative write up on Kia-Ora at here.
Our base for French continues to be from the politically correct Honduras Marcala co-op -- FTO and shade-grown certified as well. As mild Centrals go, I think the Colombia is better, but if you'd like some of the Marcala at medium roast, just ask.
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 a conventional Sumatra that makes an excellent decaf espresso.
I've grown weary of trying to keep track of pricing, so I've simplified things by setting prices in whole dollars. Our current prices in USD:
|Colombia Sierra Nevada||43||18||11|
|Kenya Kia-Ora - Internet Special||43||18||13|
|Roasts & Blends|
|Decaf Sumatra, French, or Espresso
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.)