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.
Cameroon Boyo Natural
This is a delicately roasted strong coffee that I admire and love deeply. First, the farmers are getting us these beans thru very harsh circumstances. Second, the "More than Fair" policy is superb, real, and respects the workers and farmers in their daily toil and their fight for true democracy.
Always exceptional coffee from Cortez. My personal taste leans toward earthy flavors, and this coffee hits that spot for me.
What a refreshing find! I love natural process coffee, this one is a wonderful diversion from the more common fruity profiles one finds in a natural. The citrus come through without being overpowering. I will recommend this coffee!
First, my order shipped the same day I ordered and arrived quickly and in great condition.
About the coffee - I loved it. This coffee is delicious. Earthy and tangy. The roast is on the lighter side for my tastes, though it still works well with some half and half, if that is your thing. I will likely buy some more before this "nano-lot" of Cameroon Boyo coffee is gone.
Another bonus is the "More than Fair" trade terms Cortez Coffee practices. One can feel good that a good portion of the purchase price actually goes to the origins of the coffee.