The Original Organic Coffee. Hand Grown on Family Farms. Coffee the Way Nature Intended.™. Light Roast. Whole Bean. Organically grown under shade trees. Family Farm & Fair Trade Grown. Small Batch Roasted for Even Taste. A Story As Old As The Land... When Coffee was discovered a thousand years ago it was a preciously guarded secret so valuable the beans were used a currency. In 1980 a group of coffee lovers in Ojai California head of a family farm in the mountains of Mexico which grew coffee naturally the same way it had been when first found in the wild. Setting off on an adventure coffee lovers found a place where self-sustaining agriculture produced a smooth and aromatic coffee with no trace of bitterness. They came back and started Cafe Altura the original coffee so you can taste coffee the way nature intended. . HEALTHY CROPS IN A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT. Cafe Altura coffees are organically grown at altitudes above 3000 feet. The coffee tree grows according to its natural cycle without the use of harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Using companion planting compost and shade trees the farmers create a balanced healthy and self-sustaining growing environment that replenishes the topsoil and provides a winter home to many species of migratory birds. Buying from the same small family farms each year insures the integrity and quality of the coffees. Special harvesting selects ripened cherries washed in rainwater sun dried hand sorted then air-roasted for a rich smooth taste.
"I'm not a fan of dark roasts, so this is a great coffee for me. Lots of good flavor, not too acidic. I hand grind and these beans grind well. Also I use the aeropress to make coffee, so it turns out perfect!"