Our coffee is only as good as the green coffee we get from producing regions so we seek out the very best.
Excellent green coffee is required to produce excellent roasted coffee. Our sourcing model is built around partnerships with great coffee producers and in depth agronomy analysis of every farm we work with. We invest in those we work with and we partner for the long term. Collaboration and cooperation with farmers and producers is paramount to the success of everyone involved. As a company that participates in farm level sourcing, we have an intimate understanding of everything it takes to grow and harvest quality coffees and we take our role of roasting and brewing very seriously. Our work begins at the end of a long and painstaking process of farming, milling, and transporting the coffee from origin all the way to Portland. We consider it a duty and an honor to roast and brew your coffee with the highest level of quality and excellence and in doing so, pay our respects to all who came before us.
Farm Agronomy Audit
A full agronomy audit is conducted at the farm level with our producers. This lets us know that a farm can objectively produce the quality of coffee that we’re seeking year in and year out. It also allows us to build long term relationships with producers that stand the test of time. Our sourcing must represent what makes our niche in coffee special: time, work, honesty, and preparation.
Long Term Relationships
Not only does each region we source coffee from have a widely diverse collection of growing conditions but they also have drastically different political, geographical, economic, and supply chain influences. This reality changes certain dynamics in certain places, requiring us to be flexible and attentive. We recognize that there is not one single way to develop partnerships with producers. Instead, we must treat each uniquely. We don’t assume that the same model will work with every situation, and willingly go the extra mile to build a relationship that is mutually beneficial for both us and our producers. Despite all the difficulties that can arise, Coava is committed to long term producer relationships as we source top tier single origin coffee.