Natural Attraction

Las Lajas, the name rolls off the tongue.  I remember seeing it on the menu boards of coffee shops I respected from c...

You are on a Dock ...

You’re the first one awake this morning. The smell of last night’s fire is still on your skin. You have cold brew in...

The Winters are Warm in Cauca

I first arrived in Bogotá early Friday evening. Scanning the crowd, I started recognizing faces that had been reshuff...

Heading to the Amaca Women’s Co-op

  While gathering further information on our upcoming Colombia trip, I asked what kinds of coffees we’ll be tastin...

Now Shipping: Spring Training

The days grow longer. The sun grows brighter. Seedlings grow indoors waiting for warming garden soil. This is Spring....

Going Back to Africa

Although in my role as Roastmaster and green coffee buyer I have never been to Africa, I feel that tomorrow’s trip to...

9 months from now...

Today we filled 83 wet bourbon barrels with 350 pounds of Great Lakes coffee for the 2018 vintage of Griffin Claw's F...

Bold new flavors delivered fresh to your door every month.

This month's coffee selection is based on process, in lieu of country. We have two Costa Rica coffees and one from Et...

Rare, heirloom, and extremely limited supply

As we travel the world looking for tasty coffees, sometimes we find lots so small we can't sell them in our cafes. So...

What's in Your Mug? Exploring the Costs in a Cup of Coffee.

Many people assume that coffee is just a generic beverage identified by its' color and low price or endless cup. Once...

Carmo Best Cup 2017 - Brazil Sourcing Trip

We spent the last two weeks in Brazil visiting farms and cupping coffees.  We visited two primary areas of Southeaste...

What's In Your Mug?

In an industry polluted by marketing gimmicks, we’ve always chosen to stay rooted. What’s in your mug? Stay Rooted. ...
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