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 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 CODECH

Concepcion Huista , Huehuetenango

Fair Trade/Organic

Cupping notes : Cola, Caramel, Tart Cherry
Roast level : MEDIUM-LIGHT

Organic Guatemala CODECH comes from the village of Concepcion Huista in the Department of Huehuetenango. Concepcion Huista is located only 50 miles from the well-traveled Highway CA-1, a major transnational freeway that carries travelers from Mexico through Central America. In spite of this proximity, the village is remotely situated in mountainous highlands, fanned by the warm winds of Mexico’s Tehuantepec Plain that protect high elevation crops from frost.

Given the isolation of the region, infrastructure has been almost nonexistent, and there is little limited access to education and healthcare. To overcome this, in 2000, a group of small acreage farmers founded CODECH (Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Desar Concepcion Huista) to promote socio-economic development for their communities. Today, CODECH has improved the overall quality of life and health of its community members—as well as the economic well-being of the region. Farmers have embraced organic growing methods and improved agronomical practices, thus increasing yield volumes and quality. The result has been access to specialty markets and securing higher prices for their crops. In addition, health programs, access to medical care, gender education, and programs to fund childhood education have enriched the lives of community members.

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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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