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Our Coffees

At Blue State Coffee, our values dictate both the way we give back and the way we source our coffee. Along the supply chain, we work to ensure that our coffee is produced and transported in the most ethical and environmentally sustainable way possible. We travel to origin to meet with farmers and to pick the very best lots for our blends and single origin coffees, including our microlots, which are available in limited quantities. We're proud that our coffees are fairly traded, organic, and shade grown — and even more proud that we've had a hand in the journey from seed to cup, every step of the way.

The flavor notes we use to describe our coffees are provided by our Coffee Director as guidance for you in choosing among our coffees. We don't use any added flavors in our coffees, which allows you to enjoy the natural well-roasted coffee bean. We want you to love your coffee as much as we do - if you’d like a recommendation based on your preferences please email our Coffee Director, Gina, at Gina@bluestatecoffee.com

Our coffees

Our Signature Coffees
These are our signature coffees that we offer every day. They are always available at our stores and online.

True Blue Our True Blue blends medium and dark roasted beans for a strong start and a refreshingly sweet finish. The current blend is Mexico and Sumatra.
Tasting notes: milk chocolate, full bodied, cherry

Liberty We love our Liberty: it’s sweet, tangy, and bright! This is a coffee perfect for brewing iced coffee.
Tasting notes: lemon, nutty, smooth

Decaf It tastes just like regular coffee - velvety, rich, and downright delicious. But it's Decaf. We swear. Our decaf is decaffeinated using the Mountain Water Process method.
Tasting notes: hazelnut, milk chocolate, robust

Espresso #9 Our signature house espresso (used in-store at all our locations) has a smooth, medium body with bright citrus notes and a chocolaty finish. A seasonally changing blend, Espresso #9 currently contains beans from Mexico, Costa Rica, and Sumatra.
Tasting notes: lemon, bright, velvety

French Roast This is our darkest roast. Full bodied with dark cherry and caramel notes. We kept the dark roast lovers in mind when roasting this coffee!
Tasting notes: bold, cherry, caramel  

Single Origins
Single Origin coffees are each sourced from one specific region giving them a unique flavor profile. Below are the Single Origins we are currently featuring.

Ethiopia Hunkute Co-op, Sidamo The Hunkute Co-op is located in the highlands of the Sidamo region between 6000 and 7000 feet above sea level.  This coffee is grown organically on small family plots in the area and brought to the co-op to undergo the washed process. This produces a unique coffee with a variety of delicious flavors that can only be found in Ethiopia. 

Tasting notes: papaya, star fruit, enticing  

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe YCFCU Our Ethiopia Yirgacheffe comes from the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperatives Union (YCFCU), which represents more than 300,000 families who run small farms. The farms are located between 4,500 and 6,500 feet above sea level. The YCFCU is involved in many community projects, including a School Desks for Children program through which they purchased 500 school desks for children in their community. The cooperative union also worked to have electricity installed in the area and to have a bridge built to ensure access. 

Tasting notes: vanilla, silky, macadamia nut

Microlots 2016-2017
Most of our microlots were chosen on our trips to origin and all of our microlots are delicious! We’ll be bringing them in throughout the year and tasting notes are added as we roast them. 

Costa Rica SHB Tarrazu "El Alto" Microlot Finca “El Alto”, sitting 5900 feet above sea level, is owned and operated by the Monge Falas family, headed by Don Carlos Alberto Garbanzo. The farm has been handed down through 3 generations starting with Carlos’ grandfather. Finca “El Alto” was given its name by Carlos’ wife, Rose Mary, because of the height of the mountains that surround them. The farm was first used for cultivating corn and beans with one dedicated area for raising livestock. Once Don Carlos took over the duties of the farm, he replaced the crops with coffee plants, which he has been maintaining for over 25 years. Don Carlos hopes the love and care he puts into his farm enables his coffee production to showcase its unique and complex cup profile. Blue State Coffee is proud to be serving El Alto for the second year in a row. It stands tall as one of the most unique coffees we taste every time we visit Costa Rica. This year we have both the Natural and Washed Processes. We are currently offering the Natural Process.
Tasting notes: blueberry, lush, toffee