Regional coffee profile: Central America

Balanced, bright, and clean are the words most frequently used to describe some of our most beloved coffees, the “Centrals”. Central America, which spans from Mexico in the west to Panama in the east, sits in the heart of the equatorial zone, often referred to as the Bean Belt for its near perfect growing regions... Continue Reading →

El Eden Mexican Guerrero

El Eden's Mexican Guerrero comes to us from the El Eden Cooperative*, located in Atoyac de Alvarez, Guerrero, Mexico. Atoyac de Alvarez is located high in the jungle, approximately 200 miles southwest of Mexico City, nestled between the Pacific Ocean to the south and the Seirre Madre Sur Mountains to the north. Atoyac's location, though difficult to... Continue Reading →

Finca Idealista’s Nicaraguan Matagalpa is here!

We are excited to announce brilliant Nicaraguan coffees from Matagalpa and Jinotega! Gold Mountain Coffee Growers has their own shade-grown coffee farm (Finca Idealista—Idealista coffee farm) high in the canopy of Nicaragua's southwest mountains; they also work with, and connect, partner coffee farmers with international markets, access to credit, technical assistance, and sustainable development projects. Finca Idealista... Continue Reading →

Princesa Janca

The Queen Bean is honored to offer our valued customers an extraordinary coffee. In a region called Boquete, on a farm called Finca Arco Iris (Rainbow farm), these extraordinary beans are grown high, under giant shade trees in Panama's highlands. Finca Arco Iris is a pristine family-owned farm. The owners, the Moscoso family, hold a... Continue Reading →

Rwanda Karongi coffee

Rwanda’s coffee history is one of redemption, courage, and unqualified commitment to a better tomorrow. Known as the Land of the Thousand Hills, Rwanda’s geography and topography are near ideal for coffee growing: rich volcanic soil resting on peaks that soar 5,500 - 6,500 feet above sea level, full sun, and a constant equatorial mist.... Continue Reading →

Zaire Kivu

Lake Kivu, nestled high in Africa's Kivu province, is boarded by active volcanos on the northeast and southeast and by Africa's Great Rift Valley to the extreme east. It's in this serene spot, situated between Zaire and Rwanda, in a temperate environment 5,000 feet above sea level, that these incredible coffee plants grow. When properly cultivated, harvested, and processed, Zaire... Continue Reading →

Mills 1860 Blend

Mills Coffee has been roasting coffee for well over a century and during the first 120 years, Mills 1860 blend was the ONLY coffee we offered -- and it is a GREAT blend! Decade after decade, countless customers remain loyal to our house blend. Even with the extensive offering list of single origins, blends, flavors,... Continue Reading →

Hawaiian Kona, Extra Fancy

Hawaiian Kona is the only coffee grown in the United States. Kona coffee grows on the breathtaking slopes of Hualalai and Manuna Lao between 3,500 - 4,400 feet above sea level, in the Kona districts of Big Island. The highest grade Kona is called 'extra fancy' and is the best grade available from the Captain... Continue Reading →

Jamaican Blue Mountain

Jamaica produces numerous varieties of Jamaican coffee, including Jamaican blends and Jamaican High Mountain but only a small percentage of the beans grown on this magnificent island are from Blue Mountain. While they are all 'Jamaican', there is a distinct variance in the quality of Jamaican high growns and Jamaican Blue Mountain. Proudly standing on... Continue Reading →

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