This and That
Why? Well, I love soccer, and I hate lousy soccer balls. When I travel to coffee origins, one thing I see is that from India to Ethiopia, from Peru to Honduras, at schoolyards and coffee drying patios, the workers play with lousy duct-taped half-inflated soccer balls.Learn More
Not making any high-falutin' claims about quality here: this is a "practice-level" ball that wouldn't pass FIFA in a thousand years. But it holds air and stands up to a beating.$14.00
We are pretty excited about our coasters. They are individually letterpress printed by our staffer Marty and local company Paper Monkey Press. Along with the colored ink, the letterpress machine imprints a indentation into the coaster, leaving a really nice texture. The coasters themselves are thick paperboard...they won't last you forever but they won't fall apart after supporting a few beverages either. The idea comes from a 1930's monochrome German coffee roaster advertising coaster Tom found. The roaster design hand stamped on the back was originally drawn by our staffer, Mike. Each pack of 4 comes with orange, blue, purple and green coasters. They ship in biodegradable cellophane.Learn More$3.00
This is the standard sized coffee measure scoop used in all the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) cupping seminars. It's useful for cupping or home brewing, and while it is a little bit larger than others, the size guarantees adequate strength: one level scoop approximates 10 to 11g coffee of medium roast whole bean coffee (dark roast take up more space and a scoop of dark roast might weigh less, as little as 8 to 9 grams). A heaping scoop of whole bean coffee will weigh about 12g. A level scoop of ground coffee will measure out to about 9 grams. A heaping scoop of ground coffee will be about 10 grams.
The SCAA recommends that you use 10g of coffee per 6oz of water (6oz is considered a "cup") so measure about 1 scoop of whole bean coffee per "cup".
We hope you like our logo because it's printed on the side.Learn More$0.50
If you have known us for a while, you may remember this skunk on an old T-shirt and our last soccer ball. We repurposed the little stinker from the now defunct Dick Simon trucking company. Chances are that if you lived in the Midwest you saw those trucks a lot.Learn More$0.25
Pack of 3 viable Yellow Caturra coffee seeds from Timana, Colombia for planting! We don't have many of these seeds so they're limited to one pack of 3 per customer and they must ship with other items. We can't guarantee these will germinate, but they are viable. Plant them in regular garden soil 1/2"-1" deep. Water twice a week and let the soil dry out between waterings. Learn More$2.50
We are maintaining our annual tradition of producing Dogs of Coffee calendars. A lot of work goes into these but in the end, it's worth it. They are a great way to showcase the great photos (specifically dog photos) that Tom brings back from his coffee travels.
Keep in mind, this isn't the standard cute and fuzzy dog calendar (even though some of the dogs are actually pretty cute and fuzzy) so don't expect groomed show dogs or fluffy pups with sweaters and bows.
It has 12 months (as all good calendars should) and our custom holidays like "Jumbo Espresso Day" and "Single Tree Micro-Lot Certification Day".
Proceeds go to support Coffee Kids, Grounds for Health, Projeto Cria Carmo, Girls Gotta Run, World Coffee Research and Oakland Animal Services.Learn More$6.00