The electricity comes from a combination of wind and local dairy farms. The dairy farms operate anaerobic digesters to extract methane gas from cow manure and convert it into electricity (known locally as Cow Power). The energy powering the coffee roasters is biogas generated by a landfill built specifically to recover methane from organic materials. Additionally, we
Renewable bio-energy costs more to produce, so we pay a premium price to our suppliers. There is no additional cost for you to enjoy our slow-roasted, 100% organic renewably-roasted coffee.
Our Q Arabica Coffee Grader (QA Grader) is certified by the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI). What this means is that she passed 22 sensory and written tests. This enables her to cup and score our coffees and ensure they meet the high quality standards of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), and to deliver our Friends with the same big, bold coffee every time.
Caffeine is an odorless, virtually tasteless substance found in coffee and many other plant species. The amount of caffeine in coffee varies by the variety of the coffee tree, the growing location and conditions, the preparation of the green beans, the roasting, and the brewing. We roast only Arabica beans which have a fairly uniform caffeine concentration. We also roast our coffees longer, slower, and deeper; this fuller roast drives out more of the volatile caffeine from the beans, so our darker roasts can have less caffeine than a comparable ‘brown roast’ coffee.
To get decaffeinated coffee, caffeine is removed from the green coffee beans before they are shipped to roasters. The coffees we buy are decaffeinated using a water process. In the water process, the green beans are soaked in warm water which dissolves the caffeine. The water is then passed through a charcoal filter to remove the caffeine, and the beans are returned to the water to reabsorb the remaining elements. The beans are then dried and packed for shipment. Decaffeination is tough on a bean, and some of the more volatile elements of the coffee are lost in the process leaving the finished product somewhat lacking. The decaffeination process doesn’t remove all the caffeine, though may be diminished. Typically 95 to 99 percent is extracted.
We do not permit any type of allergens into our production facility. All of our coffees are 100% organic arabica, and no other ingredient is added to our products at any stage in production.
If you have health concerns regarding drinking coffee you should consult your doctor or medical professional.