monserrate is a well-respected and quality-focused cooperative. they employ the traditional colombian de-pulping, fermenting and drying processes. working with agronomists, each producer oversees and maintains the strictest sorting and processing standards which includes drying the coffee on raised and covered beds.
La Coqueta (jose Ider Zapata, Producer), Herrera, Tolima, Colombia
jose ider zapata is a small-hold farmer with over 25 years of coffee farming experience. on his 3 hectare farm, jose, his wife and two children process the ripe cherries they harvest in their own micro mill using the traditional washed method.
tarrazu & central valley, costa rica.
our signature house blend that develops and changes seasonally.
organic lemon thyme, organic sage leaf, organic peppermint, organic lemon verbena and natural essential oil of bergamot.
Shu Pu-erh Vintage, Yunnan, China
organic green loose leaf tea, organic jasmine, organic blueberries and natural blueberry flavor.
blend of organic chamomile, rosehips, lavender, roses, and pink peppercorn. caffeine-free.
Pacific Coast Mint, Pacific Coast, Usa
spearmint & peppermint. caffeine-free.
Earl Grey, Bangladesh
organic black tea blended with organic oil of bergamot.
Ginger & Vasaka, Bangladesh
White Peach, Fujian, China.
blend of organic white peony, osmanthus blossoms and peach essence.
Gen Mai Cha, Japan
sencha with toasted rice kernels.
Talis Masala Chai
organic black tea with cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves & spices.
The roastery is an integral part of the cafe, so customers can gain a unique perspective on the roasting process and watch as we hand-roast small batches of specialty-grade coffee on a restored vintage Probat.
We utilize a catalytic oxidizer to reduce emissions from the roasting process and at the same time, use less gas. We also recycle coffee chaff and compost coffee waste.
We work together to select high quality green beans from socially and environmentally responsible farms, co-ops, producers and importers. We then spend time developing roast profiles to bring out the dynamic nuances in the beans. After roasting, we cup every batch separately to assure consistent quality.
All of our in-house roasted coffees are available for purchase so you can also take them home to enjoy. If you are interested in learning more about the process, just stop by for a visit.