We are the Merchants of Green Coffee
Our “mantra” is Fresh Coffee, Fair Trade, Green Business.
Like our early seafaring predecessors, we are voyagers; seeking to establish an ideal supply channel for trading coffee. Using our modern telescopes, we’ve been observing and learning from past and present practices in order to improve the overall standards of trading coffee today.
Out of good taste and respect, we set our standards high; and by doing so, we aim to set a precedent for truly great coffee.
What exactly defines a coffee as “truly great”?
1. Quality Green Beans
2. Freshness of the Roast
3. Proper Brewing
We stand firm on the principals of fair trade and have been sourcing strictly certified Fairtrade coffee for more than 20 years. In fact, we were the very first licensed importer of Fairtrade coffees in North America.
Sustainability is a fundamental component of our supply chain. Our flagship coffee, Cafe Solar®, is the product of an environmentally progressive coffee program that’s pioneering two sustainable innovations in coffee: solar-powered coffee processing and restorative farming (via Integrated Open Canopy (IOC) farming).
Defining coffee freshness and serving nothing but truly fresh-roasted beans is our specialty. Our discovery that coffee naturally stales 5-7 days after roasting led to the creation of our Fresh Coffee Network; a network of local roasters who roast our certified green beans on a consistent, weekly basis and deliver fresh within 24 hours of roasting.
All of our coffee is packaged in biodegradable bags made of post-consumer content with a vegetable-based lining; we call them “premium brown bags” and we know they don’t sparkle and shine but we also know they don’t end up in landfills and are the best, most responsible form of coffee packaging available.
For more than 20 years our mission has been, “to deliver the best-tasting coffee experience to discerning consumers, through a supply chain with integrity and a unique commitment to quality.”