"Our process gives us the opportunity to manage all aspects of the coffee supply chain, ensuring our customers receive a high-quality product. Attention to detail in every process, from farming, to roasting, to exportation and delivery, is carefully managed to guarantee our customers will always receive excellence in every cup. "
- Founder and CEO Julian M. Guzman
High Altitude Grown Coffee
High-altitude specialty coffees command a far better market price due to their exceptional flavor and vibrancy, lower yield per coffee tree, and challenge to coffee farmers in remote mountainous areas who must produce and market their crops. High-altitude coffee farming offers truly superb coffees that represent one of the world's most affordable luxuries. Yet, altitude is but one factor that shapes a coffee’s overall flavor profile.
Direct Trade Coffee
Direct trade coffee is a mutually beneficial model of sourcing coffee in which roasters buy directly from individual coffee farmers. This relationship cuts out the middle man buyers and sellers and often other organizations that control certifications, etc… As a result the farmers are able to be paid a sustainable rate for their coffee that is well above industry standards. The roaster is also able to be much more involved in quality control and often works directly with the farmers to implement sustainable farming practices and improve the quality of the coffee being grown.
Located at 5,350 ft above sea level, Apia is not only located in a country where the climate is ideal for quality coffee, the altitude and rich soil also contribute to the high quality or our coffee beans. Located in one of the world's prime coffee growing areas, the quality of coffee that comes out of this region, is second to none