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.
The first thing I noticed when I opened the bag was just a smooth smell and then when I ground it that same smell enhanced almost buttery and sweet. I use it in my espresso machine, and the coffee is excellent. The smell of the coffee continues to have that smooth aroma, but the taste is fruity. As I’m expanding my pallet buying more and more different roasted coffee‘s, it’s amazing how many different coffee flavors There are. It just isn’t dark and French roast anymore! I like that they put the name of the farmer and organization that’s raising the coffee. It’s nice to be able to support growers who take great pride in their craft.
Whenever I visit my family in Phoenix we always go to the Original Breakfast House. The coffee there is always so good. On my last visit I finally asked what brand it was. The server gave us the name and a little bit of history about this local roaster. If I could afford to make this my every day coffee I would! I love it!