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Prices for our current coffee offerings

There are a couple of changes this month. In single origins, we currently have coffees from Colombia, Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Honduras.

Still keeping the world in balance, the Colombia is from the Sierra Nevada mountains on the northern-most coast of Colombia. 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 Ethiopia has switched back to one of our staple natural processed Sidamos from the Guji exporter. Guji is vertically integrated and controls the entire coffee processing from cherry to export. We have a little of the Limu left -- if you'd like some, ask before it's gone.

Our current Sumatra is again from the Gayo Linge coop in Aceh. This is a very large coop with almost 2000 members, and as with the Ketiara co-op, many of the members are women who lost their husbands in the fighting in the 1990's and 2000's. A little cleaner than average example of the origin, it is sweet, chocolate-ly, and slightly fruity. Stop by Old Europe (13 Broadway in Asheville) and try some, it's the house coffee there.

Our base for French roast has switched to a 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 FTO 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:

Single Origins 2.5kg 1kg 500g
Colombia Sierra Nevada 44 19 11
Ethiopia Sidamo 44 19 11
Sumatra Mandheling 48 20 12
Roasts & Blends
French Roast 43 18 11
Espresso 47 20 11
Viennese, Breakfast 44 19 11
Mocha Java 48 20 12
Decaf Sumatra, 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.)