The Specialty Coffee Subscription includes 12 oz bags of specialty coffees from premiere coffee regions of the world. You will receive a selected specialty coffee from our current offering each month. If you select more than one bag per month, then you will receive a variety of coffees from the current offering each month.
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Our specialty coffees are selected based on their distinctive flavor profiles, quality, season, region and the positive impact made on the grower communities. They are sourced in small lots and may be micro-lot, single-origin or may be blended from multiple sources in a region to achieve specific flavor profiles. The specialty coffee offering changes periodically based on availability and season. See the Current Coffees in the shopping section for the current offering.
About the "Roasting Level" Option
Our exotic coffees are roasted to a level that optimizes the distinctive flavor profiles and preserves the subtle but important characteristics of these special coffees. The "All Roasts" level means the specialist roasting the coffee will select the level that optimizes the flavor profile for that specific coffee and it is typically in the "Light-Medium" to "Medium" range to preserve delicate characteristics. You have the option to select a "Light to Medium" or "Medium to Dark" if your prefer. Note that the roasting level does not necessarily make the coffee "stronger" or "bolder" which has more to do with how the coffee is brewed than the roasting level. Darker roasting may affect the range and complexity of the flavor profile. If you are unsure, we suggest selecting the "All Roasts" level. You can change the roasting level option for your subscription at any time in the subscription management section if you change your mind or want to experiment.
About the "Whole Bean or Ground" Option
We recommend you order "Whole Bean" coffees. We of course understand that you may want us to grind your coffee for you and we are happy to do that. We do want you to be aware of a couple of caveats if you order your coffee ground. Grinding significantly reduces the optimal shelf life of coffee. We recommend you grind your coffee just before brewing for optimal flavor. The other factor is that grind size and consistency is very important to coffee flavor and must be matched to the brewing method, water temperature, and other brewing factors. If you order your coffee "Ground" then we will grind it to a "Medium" grind which works for common drip and some pour-over methods but is not optimal for some common specialty brewing methods. Regardless of what you decide, you can change your option at any time in the subscription management section.