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.
Loved the coffee!
Relatively low acidity. Tasting notes are accurate. Lot of static with the grind. It was quite unusual. Not an offensive coffee, but not something I'd seek out. It was shipped quickly, which was appreciated.
This was my first time buying from Cortez, and the coffee was wonderful. I also liked the easily recyclable packaging. Shipping was extremely quick too! I look forward to purchasing more.
I'm new to making espresso at home, and I was shocked at how bitter my usual beans were when made this way. Cortez' Nepal Himalayan is the perfect solution - creamy, rich, and perfect for espresso, drip, and everything in between!