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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.

We had hoped to have the Sierra Nevada Colombia in by now but it's being held up by certification paperwork glitches. Till that's resolved, we have a more than fine substitute from the Santa Barbara estate in the Department of Antioquia near Medellin. Santa Barbara is one of the few estates that is vertically integrated -- they grow the beans and do all the milling and processing themselves. Unlike the natives near Sierra Nevada, the growers of this fine coffee don't believe they are keeping the world in balance, but it may help yours.

Our Ethiopia continues as a natural processed Sidamo, one of no special pedigree other than being packed in those egregious GrainPro bags. Mildly fruity -- and I think a little nutty -- with strawberry and cherry notes.

Our current Sumatra is 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.

Our base for French roast is once again 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 Santa Barbara 43 18 11
Ethiopia Natural Sidamo 43 18 11
Sumatra Mandheling 47 20 11
Roasts & Blends
French Roast 43 18 11
Espresso 45 19 11
Viennese 43 18 11
Decaf
Decaf Ethiopia or French
49
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.)