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Origins

Origins

Like wine, the character of coffee is influenced by the terroir of its homeland. To experience for yourself how terroir affects coffee, you’d only need to sample some of our origin coffees offered in this section. What you’ll learn and the flavors you’ll discover will make it an exceptionally rewarding journey!

To experience for yourself how terroir affects coffee, you’d only need to sample some of our origin coffees offered in this section. It’s like taking a trip around the globe, one coffee at a time.

You can begin your adventure close to home. We have a terrific Hawaiian Kona coffee grown in the rich volcanic soil of Mauna Loa. These beans take their time ripening in the misty warmth of their tropical mountain microclimate. And our Kona also comes from beans that ripen slowly in a humid climate. Then there’s our Mexican Primo Altura, the best Mexican coffee on the market. It grows at ultra high altitudes, which produces denser beans with wonderful complexities. From Central America we have award-winning Costa Rican coffee, an exquisite example of Panamanian coffee, and a fine Guatemalan coffee that is among the highest grown coffees in the world.

Venture a little further south and sample South American coffees, including some of the finest Colombian coffee the country has to offer. And we have a full-bodied Brazilian coffee, which grows at an unusual altitude (relatively low) and an unusual latitude (relatively distant from the equator) compared with most coffee growing regions of the world. The increased distance from the equator means the coffee trees don’t have to be shaded. So unlike most coffees, it grows in the sunshine, which imparts a distinctive flavor profile.

Traveling east across the Atlantic to Africa you’ll find several treasures including a revered Kenyan coffee, and some Ethiopian coffees that highlight how different coffee beans from the same country can be.

Continuing eastward to Asia and Oceania, if you’re truly adventurous, you might try an unusual Indian coffee that is processed using a distinctive method unique to its region. This coffee beautifully illustrates how dramatically the flavor of a coffee can be affected by the way it’s processed.

To really explore the world of coffee, first explore the coffees of the world. What you’ll learn and the flavors you’ll discover will make it an exceptionally rewarding journey!

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  1. Brazil Fazenda Lagoa Icatu

    Brazil Fazenda Lagoa Icatu

    $18.00

    Our history with the Fazenda Lagoa farm goes back more than 20 years, when we first began purchasing the coffee from Marcelo Vieira, owner and farmer of Fazenda Lagoa and former President of the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association. The relationship of the entire supply chain, from Marcelo and his cousin Adolfo, to Maria Dirceia and her team at SMC Specialty Coffee who export the coffee, to our friend Steve Bauer at Paragon on the importing side, has been increasingly strengthened throughout the years as evidenced by many examples of sacrifice by all parties for the benefit of the others at different times throughout the years. One such example is the story of this incredibly special Icatu micro lot. A few months ago we got a call from Adolfo at Fazenda Lagoa offering to provide us a free lot of small-batch, micro lot coffee (what?!) as a gift to honor our many years of working together in an amazing relationship. Of course, knowing all the hard work and painstaking diligence that goes into every pound of great coffee produced, much less an entire lot, we declined to take the coffee for free, but agreed to taste a sample of the coffee, assign it a price according to its quality and taste, and bring in the coffee to serve to our friends and family in Kansas City. We ended up paying just under $4 a pound for the coffee, and we were so excited when we heard that Adolfo had decided to pay it forward by passing along 100% of the money from this sale to the workers on the farm; the harvesters, millers, and administration staff that have proudly stood behind the  Fazenda Lagoa coffee for 20+ years. It is for reasons like this that we consider this relationship one of our most precious, and we look forward to many years of continued partnership with this entire supply chain.

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  2. Burundi Nemba

    Burundi Nemba

    $18.00
    Soft and balanced with notes of black cherry and peach before a sugary sweet finish. Learn More
  3. Colombia Pitalito Estate Decaf

    Colombia Pitalito Estate Decaf

    $12.56

    This award-winning coffee that has a smooth, full body and is noted for its winey fruit acidity and sugary sweet caramel finish.

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  4. Ethiopia Natural

    Ethiopia Natural

    Rated 96/100 based on 23 customer reviews
    $14.44

    Our Ethiopia Natural is known for its intense fruity blueberry and apricot flavors. It is a balanced coffee smooth and mellow, yet snappy with high citrus notes.

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  5. Ethiopia West Arsi

    Ethiopia West Arsi

    Rated 92/100 based on 5 customer reviews
    $14.04

    Enjoy sweet citrus aromatics and pleasing maple syrup-like body. The wild sweet lemon and floral tones round out into a smooth, clean finish.

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  6. Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Fair Trade Organic

    Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Fair Trade Organic

    Rated 84/100 based on 11 customer reviews
    $16.83

    Light in body with delicate citric acidity, we taste fresh red berries, sweet lemon, and floral notes atop a subtle earthiness.

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  7. Fazenda Lagoa Estate of Brazil French Roast

    Fazenda Lagoa Estate of Brazil French Roast

    Rated 89/100 based on 15 customer reviews
    $11.72

    Fazenda Lagoa, Farm by the Lake, is as wonderfully flavorful as it is smooth and mild. Buttery and mellow with hints of peanut butter and cocoa that balance a light and sweet berry tone which rounds out the finish.

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  8. Fazenda Lagoa Estate of Brazil Italian Roast

    Fazenda Lagoa Estate of Brazil Italian Roast

    $12.11

    Fazenda Lagoa, Farm by the Lake, is as wonderfully flavorful as it is smooth and mild. Buttery and mellow with hints of peanut butter and cocoa that balance a light and sweet berry tone which rounds out the finish.

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  9. Guatemala Huehuetenango Fair Trade Organic

    Guatemala Huehuetenango Fair Trade Organic

    Rated 93/100 based on 12 customer reviews
    $13.44

    Internationally respected cuppers have referred to this combination of rich, floral aroma and slightly sweet flavor as a coffee that is "symphonic in the cup."

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  10. Guatemala La Frontera

    Guatemala La Frontera

    Rated 84/100 based on 10 customer reviews
    $13.80

    Gentle citrus and soft floral aromatics and subtle notes of blackberry and creamy chocolate followed by a sweet, balanced finish.

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  1. Costa Rica

    Discover the best Costa Rican coffee beans including Don Quijote of Costa Rica. Purchase these air roasted Costa Rican coffee beans online here. >> Shop Costa Rica
  2. Kenya

    Discover the best Kenyan coffee beans including Kenya Estate. Purchase these air roasted Kenyan coffee beans online here. >> Shop Kenya
  3. Guatemala

    Discover the best Guatemalan coffee beans including Guatemala Huehuetenango and the Fair Trade Organic. Purchase these Guatemala coffee beans online here. >> Shop Guatemala
  4. Ethiopia

    Discover the best Ethiopian coffee beans including Yirgacheffe Fair Trade Organic and Sidamo. Purchase these air roasted Ethiopian coffee beans online here. >> Shop Ethiopia
  5. Mexico

    Discover the best Mexican coffee beans including Mexico Primo Altura and Mexico Fair Trade Organic. Purchase these Mexican coffee beans online here. >> Shop Mexico
  6. Brazil

    Discover the best Brazilian coffee beans including Fazenda Lagoa Estate of Brazil French and Italian Roasts. Purchase these Brazilian coffee beans online here. >> Shop Brazil
  7. Colombia

    Discover the best Colombian coffee beans including Pitalito Estate of Colombia and Colombia Pitalito Estate Decaf. Purchase these Colombian coffee beans online here. >> Shop Colombia
  8. Indonesia

    Discover the best Indonesian coffee beans including Sumatra Fair Trade Organic and Sumatra Mandheling. Purchase these Indonesian coffee beans online here. >> Shop Indonesia
  9. Kona

    Discover the best Kona coffee beans including Kona Fancy. Purchase these air roasted Kona coffee beans online here and learn more about this Hawaiian coffee. >> Shop Kona
  10. India

    Discover the best Indian coffee beans including India Monsoon Malabar. Purchase these air roasted Indian coffee beans online here. >> Shop India