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 Signature Coffees
These are our signature coffees that we offer every day. They are always available at our stores and online.
True Blue (Organic) 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 (Relationship) 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 (FTO) 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 (Relationship/FTO) 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 (FTO), Costa Rica (Relationship), and Sumatra (Organic).
Tasting notes: lemon, bright, velvety
French Roast (FTO) 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 Origin coffees are each sourced from one specific region giving them a unique flavor profile. Below are the Single Origins we are currently featuring.
Tasting notes: floral, with hints of semi-sweet chocolate
Tasting notes: plum, cocoa, balanced
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 (Relationship) 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 Washed Process.
Tasting notes: crisp, meyer lemon, white grape