Bean Together procures only gourmet quality 100% Arabica coffee beans imported green and roasted to our direction in small batches in Orlando, Florida. All of our coffee is certified organic or naturally grown and is roasted in a facility which has been certified to maintain the organic integrity and status of the coffee.
Our coffees are single-origin, direct from the source country and regional farm or co-op, and are not blended with other beans. This ensures that our customers are getting the purest coffee flavor unique to each coffee growing region around the world. We strive to only purchase beans which are at the height of their harvest, to bring you the freshest coffee possible. For this reason, the coffee we have available fluctuates throughout the season.
Some of the coffee we feature include:
ETHIOPIAN - YIRGACHEFFE - Natural
Wild Grown, Certified Organic
Yirgacheffe is a town in the Sidamo
region in the Gedeo Zone of Southern
Nations of Ethiopia. This region is
considered the birthplace of coffee. The
cream of the crop, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe,
which is virtually unknown by most
people, is still considered by many to be
the finest Ethiopian coffee. Sun dried on the rooftops of Yirgacheffe, this exceptional earthy coffee has dried fruit tones of grapefruit and lemon with a syrupy body, and is harvested in micro-lot quantities only. ($15.00/lb., $8.00/ half lb.)
BOLIVIAN - Caranavi - Fair Trade Certified™ Organic, Full City Roast
This coffee has a rich dark chocolate flavor with deep caramel nut tones and hints of vanilla in the aroma. The full city roast brings out the deep-bodied, caramel-nut-like character with a buttery soft finish. This coffee is mainly of the Typica variety, thus it is strictly shade-grown in western Bolivia’s volcanic highlands of the Caranavi region. The area has an ideal climate and soil composition for coffee. Overall, Bolivia boasts higher altitude than any coffee-growing country in the world. This Caranavi is produced by an association of small family farmers belonging to the ASIPAI cooperative. The co-op members have a dedicated commitment to conservation and responsible land management which is critical toward preservation of this fragile environment. ($15.00/lb., $8.00/ half lb.)
EAST TIMOR - Certified Organic, Dark Roast
East Timor coffee production is small in the global coffee context, producing less than one percent of the international total. However, it is the most important source of foreign exchange for East Timor and it serves as the primary source of income for about one-fourth of the country’s population, or some 44,000 families. Cup Characteristics: Look for a rich dark chocolate-like sweetness tones with earthy, spicy tones. This coffee makes an exceptional espresso as well. ($15.00/lb., $8.00/ half lb.)
COLOMBIAN - VALLE DEL CAUCA - Certified Organic, Medium Roast
Finca Potosi, the proud producer of this coffee is located in the minicipality of Caidedonia in the Valle Del Cauca region of Colombia. The farm is owned by the Herrerra family which has been producing coffee for the past 40 years, ever since the patriarch of the Herrera family moved to the area. The Valle del Cauce region, also known as the Pacific Door of Colombia, is located in the western half of Colombia. It is well known for its beauty and is one of the country’s most important regions due to its abundance of natural resources. Perfect weather, the right altitude, family dedication and hard work are the ingredients for producing this coffee that exhibits sweet cherry flavor with milk chocolate notes, good balance and great aroma. ($15.00/lb., $8.00/ half lb.)
GUATEMALA - CHAJULENSE - Medium Roast, Fair Trade Certified™ Organic
Characteristics: A buttery, full-bodied cup with sweet milk chocolate and notes of juicy red fruit.
The Asociación Chajulense Val Vaq Quyol ("One Voice" in Ixil) is composed of 2,000 Mayan small farmers from over 57 communities in the Ixil Region of the department of El Quiché. Located in the mountains of the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, the Asociación Chajulense was founded in 1988 with the mission of promoting a model of sustainable development that would be environmentally sound, economically viable, socially just and culturally appropriate. Their agricultural production is 100% organic, upholding one of their Mayan values to "work the land without violence" and in harmony with nature.
($15.00/lb., $8.00/ half lb.)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Barahona- Certified Organic, Medium-Light Roast
Characteristics: A rich and mellow coffee that is clean, sweet and smooth with intense chocolate and wild berry notes.
This shade grown coffee comes from the Barahona region of the Dominican Republic, which is located on the southwest side of the island near the border with Haiti. This Caribbean island coffee is produced by a co-op focused on improving the quality of life in the community, promoting sustainable development, and eliminating dependence on intermediaries in the conventional market.
($15.00/lb., $8.00/ half lb.)
MEXICO - Chiapas, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve - Organic Decaf, Certified Organic, French Roast
Syrupy sweet with pepper and spicy overtones and a roasted nut flavor. Chiapas is located in the southern mountain region of Mexico next to the Pacific Ocean. This shade grown coffee is produced by a fair-trade and organic certified coop located within the buffer zone of El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. Located in the highlands of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve is one of the world’s most diverse forest reserves. This reserve contains Mesoamerica’s largest continuous cloud forest, and it serves as a refuge to thousands of plant and animal species. ($15.00/lb., $8.00/ half lb.)
SUMATRAN - MANDHELING GAYO- Fair Trade Certified Organic, French Roast
Characteristics: Earthy, bold and pungent with deep character, low acidity with highlights of chocolate and caramel. While most coffee is named after the growing region, or the country, Mandheling coffee is named after the Mandheling people that traditionally farmed and processed the coffee beans. Mandheling is produced in Pandang, a small island that is part of Indonesia, close to the Sumatra coffee district, where 65% of the coffee is grown. Coffee trees were brought to the island in the early 19th century in an attempt to break the near monopoly on coffee beans from other parts of the world. Mandheling Sumatra coffee is grown in altitudes of 2,500 to 5,000 feet. Beans from the Sumatra Gayo Mountain, are less well known and are grown in a small mountain valley which surrounds Lake Tawar and the town of Takengon. They are grown in the shade and without any chemicals. ($15.00/lb., $8.00/ half lb.)
ETHIOPIAN - HARRAR - Fair Trade Certified™ Organic, Medium Roast
Characteristics: Bright and fruity with a memorable spicy flavor, and subtle intonations of cinnamon and blueberry. The body of the coffee tends to be medium to heavy, while the aroma is quite sweet. The coffee beans are characterized by a unique chocolate finish. As a result, the coffee is similar in taste to mocha, but possesses a finish that is more delicate. Ethiopia Harrar is both flavorful and complex. In fact, believe it or not, with its blueberry accents it is perfect for sipping on a sunny summer afternoon. Coffee enthusiasts maintain that this coffee is nearly perfectly balanced. (Currently Unavailable.)
SUMATRAN - Organic Decaf, French Roast
This water washed decaffeinated coffee is a very nice and "roasty" coffee, and the earthy, chocolate tones translate really well in the cup. This coffee also makes an excellent decaf espresso! (Currently Unavailable.)
HONDURAS - Mayan - Organic Decaf, Medium Roast, Rainforest Alliance Certified
This Coffee was produced at the Cooperativa Cafetalera Siguatepeque Ltda. (COHORSIL) which is located in the mountains of central Honduras. After harvest, the coffee is subjected to Mountain Water decaffeination, a chemically free process, performed at an ultra modern plant in Veracruz, Mexico. This coffee is Rainforest Alliance certified. With high minded business practices, the 350 members of the COHORSIL coffee cooperative donate a portion of their earnings to support a sports program for local youth and a mobile clinic that delivers basic medical care to more than a dozen rural communities. COHORSIL is a farmer co-operative in Honduras that was founded in 1980 and traditionally focused on coffee production, processing and marketing. During the years when coffee prices were declining the coop branched out to produce vegetables in addition to coffee. Characteristics of this coffe are dark fruit, with a mellow, medium body and clean, crisp, delicately, balanced finish. (Currently Unavailable.)
HONDURAS - Marcala Ocotepeque- Certified Organic, Medium Roast
Marcala is a municipality from Honduras’ southwestern side, in La Paz. The land is known particularly for its exceptional coffee quality, which has exceeded its reputation throughout the national and international market. The origin of this reputation is given by the agro-ecological and cultural characteristics welded together in Café de Marcala’s crops and preparation. Being this a region with Inca indigenous background, it made the arrival of German immigrants during this last century an introduction to a very peculiar joining of cultures, which resulted in the immeasurable quality of the coffee, known to be one of the best in Honduras. According to historical documents which belong to German historian Herman Bauch, coffee crops in Marcala started in 1866. Ocotepeque is one of the largest coffee growing regions in Honduras. The coffee is grown between 1500 and 2000 meters elevation and is given the highest designation of SHC: Strictly High Grown. The overall cup character is less acidic than other Central Americans, with distinct sweet caramel flavors, lively, fruity aroma, juicy taste with a mango-like tropical fruit sweetness and crisp, clean finish. (Currently unavailable.)
PERUVIAN -Villa Rica - Certified Organic, Medium Roast
This "Villa Rica" Peruvian coffee is grown in the shade on the East Andean slopes. The botanical variety of Arabica is mainly Bourbon and Typica. This translates into more depth and richness. This coffee is very soft, sweet and smooth with milk chocolate notes and a creamy finish. (Currently unavailable.)
RWANDA - AA BOURBON - Certified Organic, Medium Roast
Winner of this year’s Rwanda National Cupping competition! This AA grade coffee is produced from heirloom Bourbon varietal. Almost all coffee from Rwanda is Bourbon but this is from 40 year old trees grown between 5500 and 6200 feet. This coffee is particularly dense (hard). Look for candy-apple dried berry fruit-like sweetness. The finish has creamy, milk chocolate nuances. (Currently unavailable.)
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Organic, Light/Medium Roast
Papua New Guinea occupies the eastern half of the island it shares with the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya and is a distinct coffee among the Indonesians. The small-farm coffee gardens have a unique wild note in the cup. Characteristics: Smooth mocha-like body and apple brisk sweetness. (Currently unavailable.)