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 (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 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. 

Guatemala La Voz Atitlan (Organic) La Voz que Clama en el Desierto (The Voice that Cries Out in the Desert) is a cooperative of small farms in the Guatemala Highlands located 4,500 - 5,000 feet above sea level. Its 161 members have consistently produced organic, high-quality coffee for over 25 years. Coffees are shade grown underneath a canopy of native trees that are home to a variety of migratory bird species. The region has fertile volcanic soil and is known to produce some of the best and most distinctively flavored coffees in the world. 

Tasting notes: floral, with hints of semi-sweet chocolate

Nicaragua Reyna del Cafe (FTO) The Reyna del Cafe (Queen of Coffee) cooperative is located in northern Nicaragua at around 5,000 feet above sea level. This area of Nicaragua has a unique micro climate which allows the coffee to mature slowly and produce unique and delicious flavor profiles. The coop is comprised of 128 members, most of which are small farms. Their Fair Trade and Organic premiums enable members to participate in workshops, improve their milling practices, and tap into new international markets. This coop is also recognized for its high biodiversity and environmental stewardship. 

Tasting notes: plum, cocoa, balanced

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 (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