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.
At breakfast in our Kathmandu hotel, I thoroughly enjoyed the coffee being served. I told the waiter how much I enjoyed their coffee and asked if he knew where they got it. He pointed north and said "...out in the mountains." They got it local! I was surprised --- I hadn't previously known Nepal was a coffee producing country. While my home kitchen isn't quite like that quaint hotel coffee shop, I can still enjoy this coffee I ordered from Cortez. It is marvelous
Coffee was great. So smooth. First time I tried Nepalese. I'm a coffee fanatic and it was a pleasure. It ships so quick being that I'm 3,000 miles away. Thank you so much for your great service and keep up the excellent work. Look forward to another purchase!
I love the coffee. It's the best!
It’s so good to know we have a local roaster who makes some dam good coffee! Support local!!