Together, We Share the Responsibility of Great Coffee.
We’re passionate about handcrafting authentic specialty coffee. To deliver it, the bar needs to be set exceptionally high at every step—from selecting the beans, to roasting, to packaging for freshness, to presentation and brewing. Every process and detail of our business is designed to deliver the best quality coffee to your customers. From our state-of-the art roastery all the way to creating custom training modules for your baristas, our mission is to get the best cup of coffee into the hands of as many of your customers as we can. The process starts at origin, and ends at great beverage execution at your store. Together, we can do this!
The world’s best arabica beans only grow where climate, altitude, soil, and shade all come together in perfect balance. While the exact equation varies across each growing region, meticulous harvesting and processing are the common threads that run throughout all great coffees. It’s thanks to the dedication and hard work of the grower, the processor, and the exporter (not to mention a little luck with the weather) that each of our suppliers ensures our coffee’s rich and unique flavor stays intact.
With over 80 years of cumulative experience in the coffee industry, our Coffee Buying Team works directly with coffee growers, collaboratives and exporters across the globe. They source coffees from all regions, specifically designed for the range of product offerings our private brand clients demand. Coffee beans are purchased on the differential based model or with outright pricing. And through our deep relationships at origin, we have begun programs such as buying Cup of Excellence® coffees at auction, and direct trade sourcing, allowing us—and our customers—opportunities to benefit from a long-standing and respected presence in the market.
CUP OF EXCELLENCE®
The Cup of Excellence® (COE) is the most prestigious competition and the award for high-quality coffee. Each year thousands of coffees are submitted for review. Winning coffees sold in global online auctions at premium prices, with the vast majority of auction proceeds going to the farmers. There are currently ten countries that participate, with more countries competing each year. The final winners are brought to market via a highly anticipated international auction of the top 10-20 coffees. COE-winning coffees are coveted in the industry and command the highest prices paid for coffee anywhere. Contact us to learn how your brand can take the undisputed lead in quality and innovation in coffee.