Frequently Asked Questions About Our Coffee
Where do you get your coffee?
Our coffees come from all over the world. They are sourced through brokers specializing in farmer-friendly coffees. Producing a world class coffee is a labor intensive endeavor. We believe that our coffee growing partners deserve to be rewarded financially with a payment that reflects that effort.
How many calories are in a cup of coffee?
An 8oz. serving of coffee contains about 2 calories — flavored, unflavored, or decaf.
Is your coffee gluten free?
Does dark roasted coffee have more or less caffeine?
Roasting has little effect on the caffeine content of a bean. Whatever that particular bean had entering the roaster will remain measurably the same whether it is light or dark roasted.
What does "fair trade coffee" mean?
Fair Trade is a payment program administered through a company called Fair Trade USA. The term "Fair Trade" is copyrighted by them. This coffee purchasing system guarantees small-scale family farmers (less than 2 acres) a stable price that is independent of market fluctuations. In exchange for a guaranteed price, these farmers must also adhere to Fair Trade USA's "rigorous social, environmental, and economic standards which promote safe, healthy working conditions, protect the environment, enable transparency, and empower communities to build strong, thriving businesses."
How much sugar is added in your flavored coffees?
None! The coffee is flavored with a flavor extract and has no sugar in it.
How long does coffee stay fresh?
Coffee should be consumed within two weeks of roasting for ultimate freshness. Beyond two weeks, coffee will become stale at some point in time. How long that takes i influenced by exposure to light, air, and moisture. Reducing the exposure time to those primary destructors will slow coffee's degradation. Properly stored coffee will last somewhere between 3 months to as long as 3 years. Your nose will tell you when its time is up.
What about storing coffee in the freezer?
The freezer is not recommended for short term storage. Long term, there is some evidence that is can double or possibly triple the amount of time before going stale. The refrigerator is not recommended due to increased exposure to moisture and unwanted aromatics.