We've been proudly featuring Fair Trade/Organic coffees since 1999 and throughout that time we've developed longstanding relationships with a number of co-ops that provide us with exemplary coffee year after year.

Organic Colombia Planadas

Planadas , Tolima

Fair Trade/Organic

Cupping notes : Sweet-smoky, Tamarind, Layered
Roast level : DARK

Our Organic Colombia Tolima comes from the municipality of Planadas in the southern tip of the Tolima Province. Lying in the foothills of the Central Andes, Tolima is known for its mineral-rich soils and fresh water. Though relatively unknown in the coffee industry until recently, Tolima is now the country’s third largest coffee producer and is increasingly being recognized for producing great tasting coffee.

The beans in this lot come from two small cooperatives in Planadas: ASOPAP and Resguardo Indígena Nasa We’sx.

The 29 members of the ASOPAP cooperative are fully committed to quality coffee and organic standards from their farms, which are situated at 5,400-6,200 feet. Their beans have yielded excellent cup profiles for some time, drawing attention from international coffee traders.

The Nasa We’sx are an indigenous community brought to Planadas in the early 1900s by the Colombian Army as a mine workforce. For decades, they were caught in the conflict between the army and the largest guerilla group in the country, FARC, until recently, when they made a peace pact with local guerrillas.

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Organic Ethiopia Bedhatu Jibicho, Natural

Gedeb District , Gedeo Zone

Fair Trade/Organic

Cupping notes : Guava, Peach, Strawberry Jam
Roast level : LIGHT

This remarkable coffee comes from a micro-lot at the award-winning Banko Gotiti cooperative, located in the Gedeb sub-region of Gedeo, Ethiopia. It’s a remarkable example of the indigenous heirloom coffees that are grown in the birthplace of coffee. It’s also remarkable that, when the Banko Gotiti cooperative was established in 2013, Bedhatu Jibicho’s farm was recognized as a community model for improving harvesting methods by the other members. But most remarkable is that Bedhatu Jibicho is over 80 years old, and that she has managed the farm operations since the first day the government gave the land to her husband, over 50 years ago! After her husband passed away in 1991, Bedhatu continued farming, becoming an early member of the Worka Cooperative before joining Banko Gotiti to be closer to her farm.

Now, Bedhatu’s adult children have joined her in the family’s farm business. By combining the education of the second generation—including degrees in forestry, environmental development and business management—with their parents’ rich tradition of coffee production, the Robas’ farm is becoming more efficient and even more successful. They set up their own washing station as well as a drying bed for processing on site. The growing premiums from coffee sales have allowed for further plans that include production growth and the establishment of an export company.

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Organic French Roast

Fair Trade/Organic

Cupping notes : Smooth smoke,  Caramelized sugar, Silky body
Roast level : DARK

This is our darkest Fair Trade/Organic certified blend. We thoughtfully selected the coffees that make up this blend in order to maintain some of their individual aroma and flavor attributes while standing up to the intensity of the unique way that we roast them. The result is a dark roasted coffee with smoky flavor, peppery body and just a hint of caramelized sugars ; a perfect way to ease into your morning and a great complement to an evening meal.

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Organic Golden Gate Espresso Blend

Fair Trade/Organic

Cupping notes : Sweet Chocolate, Sweet Caramel, Fruit toned acidity
Roast level : MEDIUM-LIGHT

Originally created as the companion to our Golden Gate House Blend, this espresso has a sweet chocolate flavor complimented by notes of fruit and caramel along with a well balanced acidity. It is a harmonious blend of Fair Trade and Organic certified coffees.

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Organic Golden Gate House Blend

Fair Trade/Organic

Cupping notes : Chocolate, Sweet Caramel, Fruit toned acidity
Roast level : MEDIUM

Whether approaching by sea or from within the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Strait imbues a sense of magic and wonder. The stunning landscapes and picture perfect sunsets inspired us here at Mr. Espresso to create a blend that attempts to capture its grace and majesty. Dark chocolate, sweet caramel and fruit toned acidity seamlessly blend together to create our homage to this wonder of nature.

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Organic Guatemala Cafe de Mujeres Santo Domingo

La Libertad , Huehetenango

Cupping notes : Mandarin, Raspberry, Brown Sugar
Roast level : MEDIUM-LIGHT

Our new Café de Mujeres Santo Domingo comes from the Guatemala coffee region of Huehuetenango. This Fair Trade/Organic coffee is the result of a story of empowerment. The 12 women of Santo Domingo shared ideas and dreams of organic coffee farming in their small community of La Libertad. Farms in the surrounding area are primarily estates and, at the time, women were scarcely land owners or farmers. Overcoming these societal norms with steadfast determination, the women began acquiring land for themselves, established their co-op and are now seeing success as coffee producers.

Their independent organization operates under a larger umbrella group, but their co-op receives direct payment for its coffee. For the women, managing the funds for themselves and making choices around investments is a source of great pride. They have directed monies toward bettering their children’s education, improving their farms, and expanding revenue sources. Co-op ventures now range from sales of their organic fertilizer to sales of their own bread, baked at their newly built bakery, and social projects such as beekeeping, goat keeping, and classes in agronomic best practices.

The community leader of the Santo Domingo co-op was recognized with the “Medalla de la Oficina Nacional de la Mujer”, granted by the national office of women’s empowerment for dedication to promoting women’s socioeconomic status in Guatemala.

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Organic Mexico UNECAFE

Papaloapan , Oaxaca

Fair Trade/Organic

Cupping notes : Rye, Orange Spice, Golden raisin
Roast level : MEDIUM-LIGHT

We present our Mexico Oaxaca UNECAFE Fair Trade with a nod to the resilience of this state’s coffee farmers. Located in southwest Mexico, Oaxaca lays claim to many superlatives. It is one of Mexico’s—largest coffee producers (particularly organic), most biologically diverse, largest indigenously populated, and historically poorest. A lack of governmental resources, coupled with the rugged and isolating terrain, have presented challenges that only thousand-year-old cultures could overcome.

The nearly 2200-member UNECAFE (Unidad Ecológica para el Sector Café Oaxaqueño) is an association organized in 2011 by small coffee producers within the state of Oaxaca. (A note: women make up 40% of the cooperative’s stakeholders.) The growers are all indigenous peoples, belonging to one of five groups native to the area. These cultures have remained intact largely due to the isolating conditions that they inhabit. For them, UNECAFE has been instrumental in unifying these producers who collectively cultivate more than 13,000 acres of coffee.

Member farms have worked to curb deforestation, monitor carbon sequestration and initiate reforestation projects—planting fruit and timber trees to create live fences and reforesting degraded pasture land. Such efforts have the short-term benefit of earning certifications that allow these producers to raise the price of their, now higher quality, green beans. The long-term benefit is ensuring sustainable livelihoods for these communities and their generations to come—all connected to this land through their ancient lineage.

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Organic Neapolitan Espresso

Fair Trade/Organic

Cupping notes : Rich chocolate, Hazelnut, Mellow acidity
Roast level : MEDIUM

Our goal with Organic Neapolitan was to create an espresso blend that contained similar attributes as our conventional Neapolitan using only coffees that are Fair Trade certified and grown without the use of agrichemicals. Complex, intense and rich in both flavor and aroma, Organic Neapolitan Espresso is the perfect balance of taste and social responsibility.

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Organic Seven Bridges Blend

Fair Trade/Organic

Cupping notes : Velvety body, Complex sugars, Sweet acidity
Roast level : MEDIUM-DARK

A blend of Fair Trade and organic certified coffees. Seven Bridges Blend is a velvety bodied blend with depth and a complex, multilayer flavor dynamic. A favorite among customers and chefs alike, this blend can be found at some of the finest dining establishments around the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Decaffeinated

Organic Decaffeinated House Blend

Water Processed/Fair Trade/Organic

Cupping notes : Velvety body, Complex sugars, Sweet acidity

Roast level : MEDIUM

Modeled after our Organic Seven Bridges Blend, this blend has all the positive characteristics of the Organic Seven Bridges Blend without the caffeine. A good alternative for after dinner enjoyment or simply for those who are caffeine sensitive. The blend is 99.9% caffeine free.

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Organic Decaffeinated Espresso

Water Processed/Fair Trade/Organic

Cupping notes : Cocoa-caramel, Fruit-tones, bold body
Roast level : MEDIUM

The challenge in creating a blend that reflects the ideal characteristics of a truly delicious espresso is too often compounded by the availability and quality of the decaffeinated coffees on the market. Organic Decaffeinated Espresso is a challenge met. Thick, golden cremaand cocoa-caramel aromatics that follow through into the cup with distinct, yet subtle fruit notes. Perfectly balanced in milk drinks and alive with flavor as a straight shot.

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