espect is at the root of our coffee -- respect for skilled growers, inspired sippers, dedicated staff, and each coffee tree itself. We source all beans from independent farmers in Honduras, whose coffee-growing experience goes back generations. Reversing the industry-standard supply chain economy, we pay fair wages to growers and even re-invest our own profits back into our farms, freeing our farmers to do what they do best: diligent and meticulous, quality organic growing.
Our farms are all located at high-altitudes of around 5,000ft, where trees’ slower maturation allows more time for their fruit to reach optimal sweetness. Just as careful in our harvest, we choose only the top 1% of beans, measuring the cherries’ sweetness with a refractometer and hand-plucking only the fruits that qualify between 18 and 20 degrees Brix. In the art of drying, each bean is carefully monitored to reach optimal condition without damage to flavor and integrity -- whether using sun-driven techniques like natural and honey, or the more standardized washed process. Because our farms are all micro-lots, and thus process beans only in microbatches, we commit never to value quantity over quality.
The Spirit Animal coffee that you receive is therefore the product of a different coffee industry, and the agent of a cultural change. It’s a new breed of café-- combining inspirational taste and sustainable reciprocity, for a stirring experience of proudly bold sipping.