The best coffee beans are grown in the center of the earth, but the farmer who dares to harvest them must overcome the infamous Lava Twins, infinite negative gravity, and his commitment issues. Grind the best beans growing aboveground with today's Groupon: for $45, you get three 3-pound shipments of organic, fair-trade coffee from Camano Island Coffee Roasters (a $98.70 value). With today’s deal, buyers will receive three 1-pound bags every month for three months, with shipping included.
Camano Island Coffee Roasters sells only organic, shade-grown, and fairly traded coffee beans with the aim of nurturing sustainable growth in third-world nations. Mocha mavens will receive three monthly shipments containing three 1-pound bags of specialty-grade coffees sourced from all over the world. Mix and match each monthly trio from a variety of roasts, such as a Papua New Guinea light roast, which boasts chocolaty tones and is best served with dessert, or the Honduras halfcalf dark roast, with smoky tones and a reduced-caffeine content that makes it safer to bathe in. As an added bonus, guests can choose the type of grind they’d like for their beans, with options ranging from whole-bean and drip to French-press, espresso, and Turkish.
Camano's organic coffee beans are shade-grown in all-natural, indigenous frondescence to procure chemical-free, environmentally friendly beans that also make for a velvety-smooth brew that is less acidic and more dolphin-safe. The caffeinated do-gooders are committed to fair-trade practices in order to aid farmers in sustainable living and make sure they get a fair price for their crops.
Northwest Business Monthly featured Camano Island Coffee Roasters, and Coffee Review evaluated its Papua New Guinea Light Roast. Four Yelpers give the business a perfect five-star rating. Camano Island Coffee Roasters has more than 970 Facebook fans.
- Their methods include a focus on the “Direct Trade” movement, where the middlemen are removed, assuring the farmers who grow the coffee benefit more fully from the sale of it. – Jana Hill, Northwest Business Monthly
- No [sic] only do they have excellent coffee at excellent prices, but they also have great customer service. – Sarah D., Yelp, 9/2/2009
Camano Island Coffee Roasters
Founder Jeff Ericson insists his staff only pours fairly traded Specialty Grade Arabica coffee beans. By roasting only USDA Certified organic beans, all grown in the shade to farmers' personal standards, the coffee guru and his company can promise a consistently less acidic cup of coffee. Roasts range between light to dark and espresso, and include varietals from Sumatra, Honduras, Peru, and Brazil. The true bread and butter of this "ethical coffee" supplier is their Coffee Lovers Club subscription, which allows consumers the convenience of receiving freshly roasted coffee (whole been or ground) directly to their door. They also offer a wide variety and selection of gift boxes for every palate.