I was sent some samples of Weaver’s Coffee
to taste test, and for over a week now I’ve been waking up to the Organic Blend. I love this coffee. Both Brian and I had the same reaction when we had our first taste of it, which was simply, “This is really good coffee.”
When it comes to coffee, isn’t that all you really want? Just a really good coffee?
For me the answer to that question is both “yes” and “no.” When it comes to taste, yes, what I want is a really good coffee. I want a cup of coffee that is worth waking up to. However, that’s not all I want. I think it’s very important that I choose coffee that’s been grown on a coffee farm where the workers have decent working conditions.
The coffee that I buy regularly for my home is both organic and Fair Trade, and when I’m unable to buy that brand, I look for other coffee that is organic, Fair Trade
, or Rainforest Alliance
certified. Unfortunately, I’ve bought many coffees with those certifications that I didn’t think were very good.
So, when I find a coffee that is both very good and has the certifications that show that the workers that pick the coffee beans have better working conditions, I like to let you know about it.
In addition to the organic and Fair Trade certifications, Weaver’s Organic Blend coffee also has a Coffee Kids
certification. Coffee Kids works with “organizations in coffee-farming communities throughout Latin America to create projects in the areas of education, health care, economic diversification, food security and capacity building.”
This coffee comes from beans picked in Central and South America, Indonesia, and Africa. The artisan coffee roaster, John Weaver, works by hand. He controls the time, temperature and load size of each batch of coffee he roasts. That creates a coffee that smells amazing, and it’s smooth tasting with a deep flavor. There is no bitterness in this coffee at all.
I’m not the only one raving about the taste of this coffee. In 2010, NBC’s "Today" show taste tested about 100 brands of coffee and named it “Best Organic Coffee
Weaver’s Organic Blend can be ordered online for $15.95 per pound and comes in whole bean or in custom grinds. It’s widely available in stores in California, but not in many other places throughout the country.
Have you had the chance to try a cup of Weaver’s coffee? Did you enjoy it as much as I did?
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