Free Coffee Taster's Wheel

Get a free poster-sized printable download of the official SCAA Coffee Taster's Wheel.
(Created using the sensory lexicon developed by World Coffee Research)

Free Coffee Taster's Wheel

Get a free poster-sized printable download of the official SCAA Coffee Taster's Wheel.
(Created using the sensory lexicon developed by World Coffee Research)

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Peaberry Coffee

Every year, hundreds of millions of pounds of coffee are grown around the world. It’s a number which continues to increase, along with demand for beans. As the industry has grown, so too have its...

Instant Coffee and Keto

Coffee and its health benefit have been well-documented, on this site and beyond. One thing that we always find exciting is to see how diet approaches incorporate and leverage coffee’s energy boosting and appetite suppressing...

Viennese Coffee Houses

There are many different ways that roasters seek to source and trade for the best quality beans and compensate producers fairly. From Fair Trade certification to Certified Organic and others, organizations have formed around the...

Why does coffee off-gas?

There are many different ways that roasters seek to source and trade for the best quality beans and compensate producers fairly. From Fair Trade certification to Certified Organic and others, organizations have formed around the...

Coffee Cooperatives Explained

Coffee takes many routes from farm to cup. In the complex international coffee trade, beans are bought and sold as commodities and specialty products, through direct sales or via several layers of middlemen. Coffee cooperatives...

Regenerative Agriculture

There are many different ways that roasters seek to source and trade for the best quality beans and compensate producers fairly. From Fair Trade certification to Certified Organic and others, organizations have formed around the...

Coffee is a Commodity

Coffee is big business. With caffeine being the world’s favorite drug, and coffee being the world’s favorite way of getting it, entire global supply chains and markets have developed with the sole purpose of connecting...

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The First Organic Coffee Co. - Est. 1980

Cafe Altura formed around a shared belief in the transformative and healing power of Organic and Regenerative agriculture. In 1980 Chris Shepherd traveled to Chiapas, Mexico in search of coffee grown without the use of harmful chemicals in methods that cared for both people and the environment. Today, Cafe Altura is available from Los Angeles to New York. We are based in Ventura, California where we roast our coffee on vintage roasters and continue to promote organic agriculture through conscious commerce. Read the Cafe Altura story here.