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 idea that mutually beneficial trade relationships based on environmental impact and fair compensation, in addition to product quality, are inherently the most sustainable ones.

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 people with their morning joe. In fact, coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world, only topped by oil. And coffee beans make …

What is the Difference between a Wet Mill, a Washing Station and a Dry Mill?

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 idea that mutually beneficial trade relationships based on environmental impact and fair compensation, in addition to product quality, are inherently the most sustainable ones.

Direct Trade with coffee producers

Direct Trade

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 idea that mutually beneficial trade relationships based on environmental impact and fair compensation, in addition to product quality, are inherently the most sustainable ones.

caffeine enhances physical performance

Coffee Does it Better – Caffeine Enhances Performance

If you’ve ever needed a little perking up to get going in the morning or focus in on a project in the late afternoon, you’re probably already well aware of the benefits of coffee for boosting focus and performance. But did you know that coffee is actually a uniquely well-suited pre and post-workout drink that can improve your workouts and recovery?

mocha molasses sugar cookies

Mocha Molasses Sugar Cookies

The yearly approach of the holiday season is a beloved time at Cafè Altura. The holidays bring a welcome change to colder weather, a few days off to spend time with family and friends, and, most importantly, an excuse to consume copious amounts of tasty treats. Try these Mocha Molasses Sugar Cookies with our very own Organic Instant Coffee!

ZipRecruiter Road to Hired

ZipRecruiter Road to Hired Visit + Interview

Last month Café Altura was fortunate enough to be invited to participate in a partner advertisement with ZipRecruiter. The experience was a bit exhausting and required two 12 hour days of filming with a crew of 10 documentary professionals. The experience was wild in a sense, and also surreal. Most do not enjoy seeing themselves on camera (myself included).

environmentally friendly sustainable warehouse

Environmentally Friendly Warehouses

Our desire to provide our customers with delicious and sustainable products influences every aspect of our business process. We’re proud to start with beans that are all certified organic and carry a range of additional certifications certified biodynamic, shade grown and Fair Trade. But our dedication to sustainability doesn’t end once the beans get to us and we put them through our roasters. With sustainability as a core value of ours, we’ve taken another look at our packing and shipping methods and have realized we can do better.

Fair Trade Coffee Harvesting

Why is Fair Trade Coffee Important?

At Cafe Altura, we believe in valuing every component of the process by which we get you exceptional products. This includes choosing to support systems which fairly compensate communities which are so integral to the farming of our beans. For us, that means proudly supporting Fair Trade products and proudly doing our part as a Certified Fair Trade roaster. If you’re a regular customer of ours you likely know the value in supporting Fair Trade products, but it’s worth looking at how the system got its start and the ways in which it benefits its members.

Attending the 2018 Coffee Roasters Guild

Every year since 2000, the Roasters Guild (now the Coffee Roasters Guild after the unification of the Specialty Coffee Associations of America and Europe) has held a weekend retreat for coffee roasting professionals. The Roasters Guild Retreat provides a truly singular opportunity for coffee roasters from around the United States and world to gather and learn from one another.