Our coffees… a very simple yet complicated topic, especially when it comes to being a coffee roaster.
- Where do I get my coffees?
- What origins do I want to carry?
- How many do I want to stock at any given time?
- What if my customers don’t like the ones I have in inventory?
- Does it matter if they are fair trade, organic, bird friendly or … ?
- What if…
- Does it…
These are all important questions to ask as a coffee roaster. You want to make sure you are making clear and specific choices about what coffees you are providing to the customers. We want you to know that we are – we are making specific choices. Each coffee we carry has a story… a very interesting story.
Something that we feel is most important about our coffees is where they come from and how we get them. Any coffee we ever offer to you will be sourced from someone we will refer to as a “partner” and not a “supplier”. We view suppliers as corporate entities out to get coffee from the farm to the roaster and make a lot of money in the process. Our partners are our friends who are also friends with the coffee growers. We get our coffees from various partners but each one has a direct connection to the farms where the coffee is grown.
This all means that there is one single point of contact between Queen Bee Coffee and the farmers. What does this ultimately mean to you, the customer? This means more money can stay where it belongs – at the farm so your coffee can get even better. The effort that goes into growing coffee is far more extensive than most imagine. The hours and money that go into a single pound of roasted coffee is hard to fathom.
[box type=”bio”] Each individual coffee tree yields about one pound of green coffee per year.[/box]
How did I almost forget to mention this? All of our coffees are only Arabica coffee beans that are graded to be the top quality of all Arabica beans. These are called Specialty Grade beans. I recently heard a commercial on the radio for a commercial roaster that was selling the idea of their coffee coming from Premium beans…that is the grade below our Specialty beans. It’s not an incorrect ad but it is misleading if you don’t know what they are really saying. Sorry, I digressed for a moment, back to our coffees…to simply to say we have Arabica beans is selling our coffees short. We only have Specialty grade Arabica beans – always the best!
[box type=”bio”] It takes approximately 2000 cherries or 4000 coffee beans to yield one pound of roasted coffee.[/box]
Please click any of the links below to find out more information about what we currently have in inventory.
(If you can’t remember what the name of your favorite coffee is, remember the color. That’s the color of the writing for the coffee on the labels. We keep that the same so it’s easier to remember.)[button link=”http://queenbeecoffee.com/our-coffees/honduras-el-corazon/” type=”big” color=”red”] Honduras El Corazón[/button] [button link=”http://queenbeecoffee.com/our-coffees/nicaragua-selva-negra/” type=”big” color=”green”] Selva Negra[/button] [button link=”http://queenbeecoffee.com/our-coffees/uganda-kabum/” type=”big” color=”orange”] Kabum[/button] [button link=”http://queenbeecoffee.com/our-coffees/brazil-decaf/” type=”big”] Brazil Decaf[/button]
By the way, when you buy our bag of coffee, you’ll get a full pound, 16 ounces. That is like our little rebellion against all those companies who sell a “bag” of coffee and it’s only 12 ounces. Remember when a bag of coffee was a pound? That’s the way it’s supposed to be and always will be at Queen Bee Coffee Company…unless of course you order a half-pound bag which will only leave you wanting more.