Where to buy shade-grown organic coffee?
October 31, 2012 2:28 PM Subscribe
Coffee drinkers! Can you help me source shade-grown organic coffee (I'm not interested in certification, but rather in those principles) from a US roaster that will roast and ship to me within 24 hours? Your personal recommendations only, please.
posted by OrangeDisk to food & drink (16 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking for personal recommendations for shade-grown organic whole bean coffee from a US roaster that will roast and ship either on the same day, or roast one day and ship the next day. I am also in the US. I've found several sources through Google, but would like recommendations from MeFites who've actually used such sources.
I am primarily interested in coffee that is shade-grown and organic. Rainforest-friendly, bird-friendly, fair trade would all be bonuses. I am not looking for certified coffee (although certifications are fine), but with what I've sometimes heard called "relationship" coffee -- where the roaster knows and works with cooperatives in coffee growing countries that follow the above principles. Something like the equivalent of "know your farmer" organics, where the farmer isn't necessarily certified organic.
Even MORE specifically, I am looking for recommendations of medium-roasts of such coffees, but if you can recommend a specific roaster but not a specific coffee, that's great.