Our Organic Italian Roast is a hearty organic espresso blend featuring beans from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms in the Americas. We roast the beans to a hearty, dark degree, which highlights their velvety, rich notes. The perfect cup for those who like a strong cup of drip coffee, espresso, or cold brew.
Our Organic Italian Roast is rich and bittersweet, with a velvety finish. First, we blend beans from stellar Rainforest Certified™ farms in the Americas. Next, we dark-roast them to create the perfectly bold and balanced espresso drink or luscious, full-flavored brewed coffee.
Organic Italian Roast is arguably dark roasted perfection – deep and sweet, but without all the smoke of a French Roast. We roast carefully to develop deep sweetness – perfectly balanced and layered for a cup of bittersweet goodness.
We have partnered with Selva Negra Estate in Matagalpa, Nicaragua since the early 1990’s. Eddy and Mausi Kuhl have been doing sustainable coffee way before certifications became popular and sought-after. They’ve always believed it was the right thing to do both for the environment and the workers on the farm. The size of the farm is 300 acres with one third reserved as virgin forest, one third used for shade grown coffee and the remaining third for other projects including a rotating grazing system for cattle, organic horticulture, worm composting, cocoa production, and an organic mushroom project which provides an additional food source for workers on the farm.
The Kuhl’s are continually making improvements on the farm to increase their coffee quality and their social and environmental standards. For example, the farm also maintains housing, medical facility, kitchen, library, and schools for the workers on the farm. We have worked with Selva Negra since the mid-90s making it our longest partnership.