The goal of the Coffee Review is to entertain and educate coffee lovers, food service professionals, and the coffee trade with an objective and highly credible guide to identifying and enjoying great coffee. The following advertisers support our mission as an independent publication that conducts blind tastings and publishes articles and coffee reviews from some of the most accomplished experts in the specialty coffee industry.
Kéan Coffee is the newest, most exciting coffeehouse concept by coffeehouse visionary Martin Diedrich. The company's mission is to purvey fresh-roasted artisan coffee the way it is meant to be, in a beautiful, eclectic coffeehouse environment. Martin is craft roasting the finest coffees from around the globe on-site, many of which are organic, fair-trade, and direct-trade.
Dragonfly Coffee Roasters
Dragonfly Coffee Roasters specializes in sourcing and roasting the finest coffees on earth from small farms and farming cooperatives worldwide. It is easy to find good coffee, but rare to find an exceptional one. Dragonfly brings this journey home to the consumer from seed to cup. With a graceful blend of culinary artistry and chemical engineering the Dragonfly team brings new meaning to the art of coffee and the science of espresso. The Dragonfly team has more than twenty-five years of experience sourcing, roasting and enjoying the finest coffees in the world, and is excited to share its passion with you.
Intelligent Blends is an innovative independent co-packer dedicated to Single Serve capsules. They specialize in converting coffee, tea, ciders, and any other type of beverages you can imagine into retail ready packages. Based in San Diego, California in a state of the art 50,000 square foot facility, Intelligent Blends is the ultimate choice for brands and suppliers who are as passionate about their beverage freshness and taste profile as we are. With an emphasis on customer service unparalleled in this industry, they pay the utmost attention to every detail from handling roasted coffee beans to perfecting your packaging.
CQ Coffee Roasters
CQ Coffee Roasters is a coffee-loving, quality-focused roasting company out of Bedford, NH. CQ concentrates its efforts on just a few matters of consequence: 1. CQ believes in its dedicated farmers and producers. 2. CQ obsesses about creating the perfect roast profile for each of its storied coffees. 3. CQ remains vigilant in the art of cupping. 4. CQ is dedicated to freshness and considers freshness paramount to its prime directive. CQ is a coffee-driven company from farm to cup!
Paradise Coffee Roasters is a Minnesota-based online retailer and wholesaler of elite single-origin coffees and top-rated espressos. In fact, Paradise's coffees have earned scores of 94+ points from Coffee Review on more than 20 occasions. Paradise Coffee Roasters prides itself on roasting and shipping coffee only after orders are placed.
GoCoffeeGo offers coffees from America's 18 top award-winning roasters on one site with one easy checkout, featuring Roast Magazine's Roaster of the Year award winners: PT's, Klatch, Equator, Bird Rock and Olympia Coffee. Joining this elite group are the leading names in the 3rd & 4th wave coffee roasting movement: Johnson Brothers, Temple, Madcap, 1000faces, Doma, Ritual, Barefoot, Novo, Kuma, Dogwood, Atomic, Chromatic, as well as Dallis Bros.Coffee. All coffee is roasted-to-order and shipped direct from the roaster to the consumer. Regular customers benefit from GoCoffeeGo's multi-roaster Auto-Ship system, the "Netflix of Coffee."
Pachamama Coffee Cooperative
Phone: 530) 204-7554
Pachamama is a premium coffee company 100% owned by thousands of farmers in unique microclimates around the world. Sourcing from small farms in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Peru, Nicaragua and Mexico, Pachamama markets its single-origin coffee directly to connoisseurs in North America. All coffee is certified organic and carefully roasted in small batches in California. Pachamama’s member cooperatives are COCLA, PRODECOOP, Manos Campesinas, La Union Regional de Huatusco and Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union. Buy direct from farmers at www.pacha.coop. Monthly subscriptions of single-origin coffee are available at Pachamama's CoffeeCSA.org.
Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters
Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters is a leading quality-oriented specialty roaster that prides itself on paying attention to every detail of coffee's journey, from seeking out the finest coffees from estates and cooperatives around the world to roasting them in small batches. With operations in both Olympia, Washington and Atlanta, Georgia, Batdorf & Bronson is one of few American specialty coffee roasters with roasting facilities on both coasts. Batdorf & Bronson offers organic and Fair Trade certified coffees, refined single estate offerings, and distinctive blends like the celebrated Dancing Goats espresso blend.
Doi Chaang Coffee Company
Freshly roasted in B.C., the Canadian Doi Chaang Coffee Company produces high quality, certified Fair Trade, Organic and 100% Arabica single-estate roasts and blends with beans from Doi Chang Village in Northern Thailand. Half of the company is owned by the farmers, the indigenous Akha Hill Tribe, which is why the coffee is also called “beyond fair trade.”
BeanFruit Coffee Co.
BeanFruit Coffee Company is Mississippi's award-winning small-batch coffee roaster. Founded in 2010 in Jackson, Mississippi, BeanFruit Coffee's focus is to offer high quality, fresh roasted coffees from across the globe. BeanFruit Coffee Company has been recognized for their quality including multiple 90+ scores from Coffee Review and is a 2015 Good Food Awards winning roaster.
Ara Azzurro is passionate about supplying its customers with freshly roasted quality coffee specific to their taste. It has perfected its espresso blend to deliver the finest taste without bitterness, topped off with a thick layer of crema. Ara Azzurro offers its coffee in many styles and types from many origins and can accommodate any order in regards to different types of beans, blends, and roasts. Utilize the online ordering and sign up for the free loyalty program and SAVE. Make the Discovery!
Temple Coffee and Tea
Phone: (916) 454-1282
Temple Coffee is quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Temple also is active within the barista competition community, offering coffee and espresso classes for baristas and retail and wholesale customers alike at its roasterie and training facility.
The WestBean Coffee Roasters
Phone: (619) 709-3232
A cup of coffee is beautiful in its simplicity. However, the process from seed to cup is far from simple. By respecting how the green coffee makes it into their hands, the WestBean team makes it their responsibility to explore each varietal by diving deeper into the intricacies of the roasting process. Only when the coffee is skillfully roasted does it have a chance to be prepared at the highest level. With multiple 92+ point reviews, including #20 Top Coffee of 2014, and with a Zagat ranking as One of the 21 Hottest Coffee Shops in the Nation, The WestBean Coffee Roasters lets their craft speak for itself.
Unlike wine, roasted coffee does not improve with age. SpecialtyJava.com imports the world's finest specialty coffee beans, fresh roasts each order, and ships within hours. Music theme blends such as Smooth Jazz, Rock N' Java, New York New York, and Constant Cravings reflect the encouragement the founder received from a well-known musician friend to start this gourmet coffee roastery. Today, SpecialtyJava.com satisfies over 3,500 wholesale and retail specialty coffee customer accounts throughout the USA.
JBC Coffee Roasters
JBC Coffee Roasters was founded in 1994 as Johnson Brothers Coffee Roasters and is a family-owned specialty coffee roastery located in Madison, Wisconsin. JBC Coffee Roaster’s vision is simple: let the coffee lead the way. Licensed Q grader and experienced international coffee judge/cupper Michael Johnson and his team share their knowledge of and passion for quality coffee with all of their customers. They trek up precarious mountain roads in pick-up trucks while in search of unique farms and growers and meticulously slurp and sniff coffee in their cupping lab in the effort to source and roast the best and most unique coffees available and reward the farmers who grow them with prices typically above and beyond fair-trade mandated rates.
Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters
As the first and only USDA Certified Organic & Fair-Trade artisanal coffee roaster in southern Connecticut, Shearwater seeks to protect both its customers' health and the environment. Unlike many roasters that choose to roast both organic and non-organic in the same facility, Shearwater remains devoted to being 100% organic. Shearwater selects only the finest grade of certified organic single-origin coffee beans from Central and South America, East Africa and Indonesia for its small-batch precision roasting process. This ensures that each roast meets the highest standards for quality and health, both of the customer and the environment.
Don Francisco's Coffee
F. Gaviña & Sons is a family-owned and managed roaster in the Los Angeles area whose upscale Don Francisco's line of specialty coffees is named after Francisco Gaviña, who was born and raised on the family coffee plantation in Cuba and whose four children now manage the company with a passion for coffee and tradition. Gaviña prides itself on offering a large range of roast styles and origins, all of which embody their commitment to supplying "real coffee from real coffee people."
Barrington Coffee Roasting Co.
Barrington Coffee is passionate about discovering the world's finest and most exciting coffees each season, roasting them to perfection and delivering fresh to customers. They believe that a truly great coffee should be roasted to highlight its inherent quality without imparting overwhelming roast. Providing exquisite coffee and exceptional service since 1993.
Topeca Coffee Roasters
Topéca’s mission is to create a sustainable business built from seed to cup, in which no one part or individual is greater than the whole. Every decision Topéca makes is based on the sustainability of each component of that seed to cup model, not simply what the market demands. The fact that Topéca is owned and operated by a sixth-generation El Salvador coffee farming family gives Topéca a unique perspective on the specialty coffee industry as a whole. Topéca strives to leave each part of that picture better than it found it. Topéca consists of a roastery, a wholesale business and a training facility, as well as two coffee shops and a bakery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Mt. Whitney Coffee Roasters
Mt. Whitney Coffee Roasters source, import and roast the top coffees from around the globe. Created out of a passion for coffee and out of a desire to help people. Mt. Whitney Coffee Roasters is a 501-C3 non-profit that donates all profit after expenses to fund schools, feeding programs and for drilling water wells.
Willoughbys Coffee & Tea
Willoughby's Coffee & Tea was founded in 1985 by Bob Williams and Barry Levine. For more than twenty years, the company's core mission has been to produce the finest and freshest coffee beans possible and deliver products and service that are unparalleled in the marketplace. Five guiding principles - Quality, Freshness, Value, Service, and Commitment - ensure customers always enjoy "Serious Coffee."®
Fresh Cup Roastery Café
Since their inception in 1999 on Vancouver Island (British Columbia, Canada) Fresh Cup Roastery Café has specialized balancing the fine art of Artisan roasting, with advanced technology. As a small-batch coffee roaster sourcing the finest coffees available from small farms and cooperatives worldwide, Fresh Cup connects the journey from seed to the cup using Artisan passion and patented Roastaire™ technology. Re-defining what true sustainability in urban coffee roasting becomes possible with their one of a kind ‘closed-loop’ fluidized bed coffee roaster. The Roastaire™ produces 30 lbs. per hour, is 20x more energy efficient, and produces 85% less CO2 than similar size single-pass gas fired coffee roasters, allowing for a new chapter of urban roasting possible. In addition to low-energy consumption and low-emissions advancements, the Roastaire’s SMRT control process enables a Roastmaster to make micro-adjustments on the fly to ensure consistency batch-after-batch. For the coffee lover this technology means: bringing out the unique personality in every bean is not only possible, it’s duplicable, and sustainable.
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
Phone: (858) 551-1707
Recognized by Roast Magazine as Micro-Roaster of the Year in 2012, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters (BRCR) is proud to have helped put premiere coffee on the map in San Diego. A regular contributor to the international coffee industry, a frequent recipient of 93+ scores from Coffee Review and led by licensed Q-Graders, Bird Rock Coffee Roaster is sought after throughout the world for its coffee expertise. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters goes beyond the premises of the Fair Trade movement to engage in direct trade with farmers, and is proud to source the best green coffee prepared with the utmost respect for those who grew it.
Thanksgiving Coffee Company
Thanksgiving Coffee was founded in 1972 by Paul and Joan Katzeff, and in the over forty years since, has continually innovated and brought a passionate and consistent voice on behalf of coffee as a source of pleasure and a force for justice in the world. Over its history, Thanksgiving has changed with the world, but its leadership and commitment to coffee quality and to social, economic and environmental responsibility has not wavered. Click on our logo to skim through Thanksgiving’s colorful history as both a local and global presence, and to view our current range of fine and classic coffees.
Klatch Coffee is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area with a recently established but quite distinguished record as a coffee leader and innovator. Roastermaster Mike Perry blends a background in chemical engineering with a love for great coffee to balance science and art in creating consistently outstanding, highly rated coffees and espressos. Resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won the 2003 United States Barista Championship brewing a Coffee Klatch espresso blend.
Path Coffee Roasters
Path Coffee Roasters is a New York-based micro-roaster committed to sourcing coffees that speak directly to the region they come from. Whether they originate from a small family farm or a larger cooperative, Path is dedicated to discovering coffees that it believes coffee enthusiasts will enjoy on a daily basis. Begun by two very passionate coffee lovers, Jason Richter and Johnny Steverson, all its coffees are roasted in small batches by hand to order, and great care is given to each lot and origin aimed at developing their ultimate flavor.
Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
Buy farm direct 100% Kona Coffee. All of our coffee is grown, processed and roasted on our own plantation in Kona, Hawaii. Hula Daddy Kona Coffee is only sold farm direct, either at our farm or our website. If customers are not satisfied we have a no-questions-asked refund policy.
Ghost Town Coffee Roasters
Founded in 2006, Ghost Town Coffee Roasters is specialty coffee roasting company in Bozeman, Montana. Great care is taken to source top quality specialty coffee from around the world that has been purchased with social, economic, and agricultural responsibility. Each Single Origin is roasted and profiled to maximize its flavor potential. Signature Blends are crafted so each is unique, yet consistent throughout the year. They offer professional barista training as well as sales and service of commercial coffee equipment. Ghost Town Coffee Roasters is a member of the SCAA and holds certificates for the Roasters Guild, Barista Guild, and SCAA Lead Instructor.
Mystic Monk Coffee
Mystic Monk Coffee is roasted by Carmelite Monks in their monastery in the silence and solitude of the Rocky Mountains of northern Wyoming. The monks have studied the art of small batch coffee roasting to perfection, and offer a large selection of signature Arabica blends assembled from coffees from all over the world, with the proceeds going to construct a gothic-style monastery. Mystic Monk Coffee's gourmet coffee and unique story is fast attracting a loyal following of coffee lovers.
PT's Coffee Roasting Co.
For the past 20 years, PT's Coffee has centered on artisan roasting and freshness, underscored by its mission to directly source over 80% of its coffee offerings directly from the top farmers in the world. A proud supporter of Coffee Review since 2000, over half of PT's coffee submissions have earned scores of 92+ points, with 10 earning scores of 95+ points.
OQ Coffee Co.
OQ Coffee Co. is a specialty coffee roasting company and shop located in Highland Park, New Jersey, just across the Raritan River from Rutgers University and New Brunswick. It sources unique, high-quality coffees through fair and direct-trade relationships with coffee farmers around the world. OQ Coffee regularly earns 90-point scores from Coffee Review, while emphasizing ethical and sustainable coffee practices, cultivating community, and promoting social action.
Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea
Since 1991, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea has hand-roasted great-tasting specialty coffee in Columbus, Ohio. Their goal is to protect the integrity of each coffee bean from seed to cup. They travel to coffee-producing countries to inspect and buy the best coffee beans possible. They have created direct relationships with coffee farming communities to help increase coffee quality and the quality of life for the farmers and their families. The beans are roasted in small batches to highlight unique varietal flavors, and then packaged and shipped at the peak of freshness. The result? An awesome coffee in your cup!