The first step we take in acquiring new coffee is to eliminate the ones that have any negative characteristics. You won't find any bitter or sour or rubbery tasting coffees here. Then we decide if this coffee is distinctive enough to stock. Our goal is to provide a broad selection of the best examples of the classic coffees from the world market. We often go through many samples of outstanding coffees from different sources just to find right lot.
We supplement our selection of classic coffees with high quality decaffeinated coffees and organic/shade coffees. Incidentally, many of our decaffeinated coffee drinkers, have found our freshly home roasted decaffeinated coffee beans produce a coffee light years ahead of any decaffeinated coffees they have experienced.
We always make a special effort to support those growers who produce excellent coffees and provide fair wages and conditions to their workers.