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Specialty Coffee - question of price or quality?

As you might have noticed we have increased the prices of our coffees recently. We feel that we owe it to you as loyal customers to explain the reasoning behind those price increases and the give you some more background information to support your "investment" in specialty coffee.

Damarli Estate, Boquete, Panama

Why would you pay more for specialty coffee?

  • Better Flavor experience: By purchasing high-quality specialty coffee you ensure a superior flavor experience. From the moment the beans are harvested to the meticulous roasting process, every step is geared towards maximizing the coffee's unique taste profile

  • Ethical sourcing: All our specialty coffee comes from sustainably grown and ethically sourced beans. By paying a bit more, you contribute to fair wages for producers, environmentally friendly practices, and support the communities where the coffee is grown

  • Traceability and Transparency: We provide detailed information about the origin of every one of our coffees, allowing you to trace the coffee's journey from farm to cup.

  • Freshness matters: Our coffees are never older than two years after they have been harvested and are continuously roasted fresh in small batches, ensuring that you receive beans at the peak of freshness. This results in a more vibrant and flavorful cup of coffee.

  • Diverse flavor profiles: We try to showcase a diverse range of varietals and flavors within our coffee offering, from fruity and floral to chocolatey and nutty notes. This allows you to explore and appreciate the richness of the coffee flavor world

  • Supporting local businesses: Many specialty coffee roasters, like ours, are local businesses with a commitment to quality. By choosing specialty coffee, you contribute to the success of small enterprises, fostering a sense of community and supporting local economies.

  • Environmentally friendly: All of the coffee producers we work with are dedicated to environmentally friendly practices. This includes sustainable farming methods, reduced chemical usage, and initiatives to minimize the ecological impact of coffee production - like Ratibor Hartmann, one of our coffee producers, says: "Only growing coffee in harmony with the environment will ensure long term quality results."

  • Educational opportunities: Besides our coffees we try to offer you resources that deepen your understanding of coffee, its origin, of the people involved in its production, information about regions, processing methods, and preparation techniques. Every coffee has a story and you become part of this narrative that extends beyond the cup, connecting to the heritage and traditions of the coffee-producing regions.

  • Consistency in Quality: We put a lot of effort and detail in our sourcing and roasting processes, ensuring a consistent and reliable quality. This reliability means that you can trust us to provide you with a superb cup of coffee every time

  • Health benefits: Quality coffee beans are often grown at higher elevations, where they develop unique characteristics. These beans tend to have higher concentrations of antioxidants, providing potential health benefits. Fewer chemicals and other additional products are used due to the high elevation

  • Support for innovation: Specialty coffee is often at the forefront of coffee innovation. Whether it's experimenting with new processing methods, exploring unique bean varieties, or pushing the boundaries of roasting techniques, investing in specialty coffee supports ongoing industry innovation

  • Personalization: We offer a level of customization not found in mass-produced coffees. You as a customer can choose beans based on your specific preferences, whether it's the origin, roast level, or flavor profile.

  • Culture of Appreciation: Choosing high-quality specialty coffee builds a culture of appreciation for the craft of coffee-making. It should encourage you to savor the complexity of flavors and to recognize coffee as more than just a daily ritual but a form of artistry - in all its steps from the farm to the cup.

Your cup is worth every penny!

In conclusion, while specialty coffee may come with a higher price tag, the investment pays off in terms of a richer, more ethically sourced, and altogether superior coffee experience. It's not just about a morning caffeine fix; it's about indulging in a delightful journey of flavors, supporting communities, and contributing to a culture that values the art of coffee-making.


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