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
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, enjoy!
Honduras Finca Cual Bicicleta Microlot (FTO, Relationship Coffee) Our Honduras Finca Cual Bicicleta Microlot, grown by Oscar Omar Alonzo at his farm at 4,980 feet above sea level, is a wonderful coffee that we have consistently enjoyed. This is our third year offering Oscar’s coffee and each time our Head Roaster has visited the farm we have been impressed with the exceptional quality of the coffees. We hope you enjoy the unique flavor profile of this natural process coffee.
Tasting notes: blackberry, pistachio, honeysuckle
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.
El Salvador Finca la Florida (RFA, Aida Batlle Selection) This Aida Batlle Selection coffee hails from Arturo Meza Hill's farm, Finca La Florida, which sits at 4900 feet above sea level. It was processed in the unique and experimental "cascara soaked" method, in which cascara is added to the fermentation process. This process adds a juicy body and some extra fruity notes to the taste of the coffee. It is quite unique!
Tasting notes: kumquat, nectarine, cacao
Bolivia Yungas (FTO) Grown in the Yungas region near La Paz, Bolivia, this Fair Trade and Organic SHB specialty grade coffee is the product of a cooperative known as Bio Arabica made up of 38 families led by Elias Choconapi. This region is especially known for its extensive forests that run along the eastern slope of the Andes Mountains. The rainy, humid, and warm climate of this region is especially advantageous for production and cultivation, which in turn contributes to the excellent flavor in a cup of this coffee.
Tasting notes: cream, almond, apricot
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 Honduras and Sumatra.
Tasting notes: milk chocolate, full bodied, cherry
Liberty (Relationship Coffee) 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 Coffee) 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 Honduras (FTO), Costa Rica (Relationship), and Sumatra (Organic).
Tasting notes: lemon, bright, velvety
French Roast (FTO) This is our darkest roast. Full bodied with cherry and caramel notes. We kept the dark roast lovers in mind when roasting this coffee!
Tasting notes: bold, cherry, caramel