Ethical Sourcing

A Guide to Coffee Sourcing at Satellite
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The availability of green coffee beans is ever-changing due to forces of nature and political climates. Whenever possible we buy beans from small farms and cooperatives. We also purchase Fair Trade and/or organic coffees when available.

Finding Beans

We search for green beans in a variety of ways. Talking to coffee brokers, and reading & traveling keep us up on what’s growing in the world and when it’s at peak harvest.

Selecting and Purchasing

We request many samples of beans that catch our interest. Samples are roasted then cupped.
Our Roastmaster is also a professional taster who possesses a highly trained, developed palate. Many thousands of pounds of beans will be bought based on his assessment of these small sample bags.

Current Coffee Bean Selection at Satellite

Tanzania Peaberry

Medium Light

Subtle, mellow bean with sweet, citrus notes. It’s a pleasure to savor.

Mexican Bean Origin

Mbinga District

+ Tanzania

 

Solstice

Medium

Our house blend is bold and balanced with notes of bakers’ chocolate. Selected and roasted with people who like to drink a lot of coffee in mind.

Abakundakawa

+ Rwanda

Minas

+ Brazil

Chiapis

+ Mexico

Core Espresso

Medium

Rich, with a hint of natural sweetness, velvety texture great for espresso, drip, or cold brew.

Chiapas

+ Mexico

La Sonrisa

+ Costa Rica

Minas

+ Brazil

Decaf

Medium

La Minita Costa Rican, so good you wouldn’t know it’s 97% caffeine free.

Medellin:

+ Columbia

Organic Peru

Medium

From northern Peru, this washed coffee is remarkably robust, notes of cherries and apples.

Chicolayo-Lambayeque

+ Peru

Night Sky

Dark

Flavors of the roast and a bit of smoke characterize this perky coffee, a surprisingly smooth and drinkable blend.

Mandehling Gr. 1

+ Sumatra

Minas

+ Brazil

Enjoy!