We Roast to Order.
As a small-batch micro-roaster we believe the fresher the better. That means we roast the raw, green Arabica beans the day you order them and deliver thereafter. This way each order is as fresh as it could possibly be! We live for that moment when you open that bag and smell the rich coffee aroma for the first time. Enjoy!
Shade Grown Coffee Just Tastes Better.
The slow ripening of the coffee bean in its indigenous, shaded rainforest environment results in a bean with a higher sugar content, more concentrated flavor, plumper exterior and less acidic chemical count than other beans. It just IS better-tasting coffee!
Our Smallest Customer is our Greatest Concern.
We believe in relationships and taking care of each other. We have stood side-by-side with our farmers for nearly 15 years. We have supplied businesses, “Ma & Pa” coffee huts, restaurants and homes knowing that these relationships are at the heart of a great coffee community. We will always be owner operated and we will always take your call and see if we can get you what you need; whether it’s a last minute coffee gift package for a relative or a custom blend bulk order. Welcome to our family.
We Air Roast.
Unlike drum or barrel roasting, the air roasting technique keeps beans constantly moving through precisely heated air. This process results in a more evenly roasted bean with a much cleaner finish.
Coffee Grown Sustainably Feels Better.
We grow coffee in the rainforest, not instead of the rainforest. We have strong, long-lasting relationships with our farming partners. In spite of market demands pushing for fair-trade, organic “certification”, we continue to support our farm collectives. We know that their land has never been chemically treated and we do not promote their payment of high certification fees which both allow them to consistently earn above Fair Trade wages. We also bypass the middle man and buy direct from our farms. This supports grower's autonomy and honors a way of life they have maintained for hundreds of years. A sustainable farming approach offers a diversified multi-crop lifestyle, protects the natural habitats of an average of 150 species of migrating birds and minimizes the environmental harms created by technified, cleared farms. Additionally, we support a greener world by using the latest in environmentally-sound recyclable packaging, storage, soy printing and biodegradable display containers and shipping. Every drop of Poverty Bay Coffee supports a positive social cycle and feels as good as it tastes going down.
We Believe in Value.
We think everyone should be able to luxuriate in gourmet, “feel good” coffee. We can’t help it, we’re a “touchy, feely, gooey” bunch and we want to deliver a premium coffee that’s accessible. We’re happy to make a little less at our end if it means we’re bringing more people into the coffee revolution.