Monkey and Son Coffee Company-Organic Coffee Suppliers
Ask the Monkey

How do I make the best cup of coffee?
What is "Fair Trade Certified" coffee?
Are all "Fair Trade Certified" coffees also Organic?
What Kinds of wholesale opportunities are there?

Dear Monkey: E-mail the Monkey with your coffee question!

 


How do I make the best cup of coffee?

There are three steps you can take to ensure a better cup of coffee.

1. Buy your coffee often. This will ensure you have the freshest coffee.

2. Grind your coffee fresh before brewing each pot. The coffee bean insulates all of the oils and flavor components. Once it is ground, the flavor begins to dissipate. Grinding it fresh guarantees the best cup possible.

3. Last, but certainly not least, store your coffee in an airtight container. DO NOT FREEZE YOUR COFFEE! It breaks down it’s molecular structure and absorbs the various aromas in your freezer. A good rule of thumb is treat your coffee as if it was a fine red wine. Keep it in a cool, dry, dark place for best results.

Please remember to measure your coffee carefully! We recommend two level tablespoons of ground coffee (about two heaping tablespoons of beans before grinding) for every six ounces of water.

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What is "Fair Trade Certified" coffee?

The Fair Trade Certified label guarantees that farmers and workers received a fair price for their product. The Fair Trade price means that farmers can feed their families and that their children can go to school instead of working in the fields.  Find out more about Fair Trade coffee.

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Are all "Fair Trade Certified" coffees also Organic?

Over 80% of all Fair Trade coffees are certified organic.  However, even non-organic Fair Trade farms are required to use integrated pest management systems, which emphasize alternatives to pesticide use.   All coffees offered at Monkey and Son are certified organic.

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What Kinds of wholesale opportunities are there?

Coffee Houses, Office Coffee Programs, Bed & Breakfast and Hotels, Grocery Stroes, and Restaurants can all benefit from Monkey & Son wholesale programs.  E-mail the Monkey to find out how.

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