You'll notice that many of our coffees have "FTO" next to the specific origin, which stands for Fair Trade Organic. This means that it has been grown and processed without the use of harmful chemicals and is purchased through a coffee trader that has agreed to pay a fair price for the coffee, which covers the costs of sustainable production and living.
1. Coffee always has the best flavor within two weeks of roasting.
2. Support local family business.
3. Variety of origins to choose from.
4. Small-batch, artisan roasted.
5. Whole bean or ground to suit your needs.
6. Local (Fort Smith) Delivery.
This is what we do - buy green coffee beans and roast them to perfection in our commercial fluid-bed air roaster. We track each roast on ADR (Advanced Definition Roasting) Technology. This allows us to develop prime roast profiles and offer consistency.
We package all of our freshly-roasted beans in lined natural kraft stand-up pouches that have a one-way degassing valve. These specialty bags allow gas to release from the coffee, without allowing any environmental factors to affect it.
The ripe cherries are either harvested by hand, or collected by a harvesting machine. The cherry then has the pulp removed, leaving the seed or bean, which is then dried. While all green coffee is processed, the method used varies.
We use only Specialty Grade Arabica coffee beans, which are grown mostly in higher altitudes. The coffee plants are evergreen shrubs, that produce small, dark red 'cherries.'