Prices for our current coffee offerings
In single origins, we currently have coffees from Colombia, Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Peru.
The Colombia continues to be 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.
Our staple Ethiopia continues as a natural processed Grade 4 Sidamo. "Grade 4" doesn't sound so great but in fact it's the highest grade of natural (unwashed) Ethiopia coffees. (Washed coffees are Grades 1 through 3.) This Sidamo is conventional but shade-grown certified, more strawberry than blueberry, good acidity, and a little of the natural process earthiness.
The supply of Sumatras has eased considerably -- though the price hasn't -- and our next arrival is again from the women-run Ketiara coop. This is a large coop with almost 900 members, many of whom are women who lost their husbands in the fighting in the 1990's and 2000's. Ketiara was recently fair trade and organic certified, and the coffee is grown in the highlands near Takengon and around Leuser National Park in Aceh province. This is another good example of the origin, earthy, chocolate-ly, slightly peppery. Stop by Old Europe (13 Broadway in Asheville) and try some, it's the house coffee there.
Our base for French is now from Peru -- the Honduras Marcala wasn't available -- but I don't think you'll be able to rell the difference, and this Peru is also politically correct: FTO and shade-grown certified as well. As mild Centrals go, I still think the Colombia has more character, but if you'd like some of the Peru 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 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:
|Colombia Valle de Cauca||44||19||11|
|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.)