I’ve recently purchased my largest quantity of green coffee ever. Splitting a bag with a local coffee cart owner, I now have 50 pounds sitting in the pantry. Recently, I spent some time with Trevin of Mr. Green Beans getting trained on the 25 pound Diedrich coffee roaster he rents out time on. Over the upcoming weeks I will begin roasting three separate batches, with about 1/4 of the volume pre-sold already. My introductory pricing will be only $8 per pound, but still requiring a very high sell-through to reach my breakeven point.
A stamp is on its way from Atlas here in Portland so the Civilian Coffee logo will appear on each bag along with the roast date.
The coffee itself is a Mexican Bourbon from the Chiapas region. It was grown between 900 and 1350 meters, that’s 3,000 to 4,500 feet above sea level. , and processed using wet methods giving better quality control and a cleaner taste. This coffee is organically grown, but more importantly (In my book anyway) is the fact that is fair trade through Cafe Femenino. This means the farms are primarily run by women, who are being educated and trained by Cafe Femenino to help empower them and earn better prices through improved quality. The money they earn is often put back into the community, whether that be education for children or new wells for drinking water.
Test batches on my home roaster so far have proved delicious, so I’m excited to share this coffee with everyone over the next month or two.