Guatemalan Whole Bean Coffee
Our coffee beans are grown organically by a co-op of small family farmers in Guatemala.
The producing members own small farms, an average of 2 hectares each, on which they plant coffee as well as other crops for diversification, including bananas, citrus fruit like oranges and lemons, avocado, guava, and cassava.
The farmers are paid a fair price for their crop to help ensure their continued success.
To make sure the beans are as pure as possible, we have them lab tested for a long list of pesticides and herbicides, as well as for glyphosate.
The sample tested came back with no trace of any chemicals.
We are offering both roasted beans and green beans for long term storage and home roasting.
Our roasted beans are roasted to order once per week and ship on Wednesday, ensuring you receive the freshest roasted coffee available, short of roasting it at home.
Once the beans arrive, we suggest you store them in an air-tight glass jar.
Our green beans can be prepared for long term storage just as any other type of grain, by ensuring the oxygen is removed from the storage container and storing it away from heat and light.
A freezer works great, or in plastic pails lined with mylar and oxygen absorbers.
Home roasting is not complicated and can be mastered with a little practice. By roasting your own beans at home you can always experience the freshest roast and have fun experimenting with different roasts and techniques.
Many home roasters start with a simple cast iron skillet and roast on an outdoor heat source. Others use popcorn air poppers or "Whirley-Pop" popper. Of course there are appliances that are specific to coffee roasting as well.