more than fair certified
Ron Cortez, founder of Cortez Coffee and retired coffee picker, makes friendships with the world's most talented coffee farmers. On average, we pay 3-5x per pound compared to the current fair trade minimum.
Every batch is carefully & passionately roasted to bring out each origin's unique characteristics. Our unique air-roaster uses an indirect flame & the power of air to produce incredibly clean coffee with very little smoke contamination. Every batch is vigirously tested in our lab to ensure consistency and memorable taste.
family owned and operated
Our entire production team is ran by the Cortez family. Ron Cortez connects with coffee producers from around the world. His son, Patrick, roasts every batch of coffee. His two younger daughters hope to take over one day. From our family to yours, we promise outstanding coffee that is backed up by our passion and decades of experience in the industry.
We absolutely love the coffee from Cortez. It’s always so fresh and tastes delicious! We also love that we’re supporting a local business!!
This coffee has a very nice flavor; however, it still doesn’t have the robust mouth feel that can hold up to half-and-half I’m looking for.
I have flirted with different Cortez Coffees and always come back to Apex! I love this Coffee, it is so balanced and smooth and those caramel undertones are what dreams are made of. Thank you Cortez Coffee!
Well ballenced. Pulls a good shot.
Lovely taste unlink any other coffee I have tried, from Cortez or others. Make for delicious espresso, with or without cream/milk.