What is naturally processed coffee?
Naturally processed, also known as dry process or sun-dried coffees are dried in the full cherry prior to de-pulping. This is more sustainable (less water used, less waste produced) and less acidic (flavorful while still smooth). Learn more via Our Story.
Are your beans: Fair Trade, organic, sustainable, shade grown, etc.?
Often, yes. Many times, the producers we work with are too small to gain certifications. It’s expensive and burdensome. By roasting exclusively naturally processed coffee, we feel this is a better way to focus on sustainability, quality, and flavor at the same time.
Fair Trade is a well-intentioned model that helped shift the conversation towards paying commodity producers more for their labor. But we're not roasting commodity grade coffee. We always pay well above fair trade rates.
On the sustainability front, we support farmers who are undertaking practices to make their coffee production more environmentally friendly.
As a roaster, we are not USDA certified organic, which means that even when our source coffees are organic, we can't label them as such. If you'd like to know which coffees in our lineup are grown using organic practices, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the best way to brew my coffee?
Check out our guide on How to Brew Coffee in the Backcountry.
We'll have more brew guides soon, but for now drop by our Tasting Room for custom tips from our baristas.
Can I order bulk bags (e.g. 5 lbs)?
Yes! Reach out to us via our contact form and we can talk details.
Do you host private events? Can I rent your space?
Yes! We can create a custom class for your family, friends or office, or you can rent our whole space for a private party. Reach out to us via our contact form and we can talk details.