I would consider this in between a light roast and medium. It is delicious, very fruity and nutty and happy. Great quality beans, consistent size, no quakers. One of the favorites of friends to come over and drink. I hope they keep this quality up. Only complaint with packaging is that while the 5lb order came in two 2.5lb packages, which was great, they weren't vacuum sealed. All 5lb orders should come in two 2.5lb vacuum packaged bags, that would be perfect.
Nice mellow flavor with pleasant undertones. Will buy again but would like to try a few of Wilds other offerings first.
Why It's Awesome
Wild Coffee beans are the cleanest, most Wild bean we could find out of dozens of coffees we tested. These select Premium Grade "1" beans are single-origin, organic and sourced from small farms and crops.
Wild Coffee beans are fresh roasted in small batches 2-4 times a month. The fresh roasted smell is intoxicating.
How To Brew
Drip: 2 tbsp medium grind coffee to 8 ounces of 195-205 degree water.
Pour Over: 28 grams of coarse ground coffee to 310 grams of 200 degree water.
Chemex: 6 tbsp of coarse ground coffee to 700 grams of water.
Always Fair Trade | Always Organic
Fair Trade certified coffee ensures the origin of a product. Farmers that grow Fair Trade coffee receive a fair price, and their local community benefits as well.
Non-organic coffees contain residues from chemical fertilizers and pesticides. In some cases, these enter the middle of the bean and can even remain trapped inside throughout the roasting process. Try a cup of Wild Coffee and you can literally feel the difference!
Always Fair Trade
Long-term contracts with international buyers ensure that Fair Trade farmers receive consistency in pricing and purchasing which allows them to reinvest money into the quality of their crop as well as produce health care and education to the farmer's family (who typically work the farms).
Fair Trade organizations educate and encourage farmers to farm in environment friendly practices, which not only improves the local environment, but also makes for a better product.
Non-organic coffees contain residues from chemical fertilizers and pesticides. In some cases, these cancer-causing substances will enter the middle of the bean and can even remain trapped inside throughout the roasting process!
You can literally feel the difference. Try a cup of Wild Coffee and you'll see what we mean.
Organic coffee farming helps protect the local environment and the people that farm the crop. In areas with heavy coffee fertilizer applications, local water supply becomes contaminated and this contamination has been implicated in certain cancers, birth defects and other developmental problems of the local population. Support Organic and save lives!
A single coffee plant produces approximately 2,000 coffee cherries per year. This equals about 4,000 coffee beans a year, or about one pound of roasted coffee. It takes up to three years for a coffee plant to mature and become cherry-producing. As a minimum, it takes a single plant four years after it is planted to produce one pound of roasted coffee. Incredible!
It is estimated that coffee is directly linked to the welfare of some 20,000,000 persons around the world whose livelihood depends on this seemingly ubiquitous food product.
The average cup of coffee contains 80-150 milligrams of caffeine. Espresso has a higher concentration per oz of caffeine than regular coffee, but a standard serving is typically 1.5 to 2 ounces and so this makes the dose of caffeine about the same as a regular cup of black coffee.
Wild Coffee FAQ's
Keep it stored away from light and heat in an air tight container. Don't refrigerate your beans and only freeze your beans if you don't plan on using them soon. Then make sure you triple wrap them.
The darker the roast, the more you will see the shiny coffee oils on the exterior of the beans. This is a sign of freshness as most mass-produced coffee, because it is stale, does not have these yummy coffee oils still on the beans because they have dried out. The more you roast a coffee bean, the more you draw out the coffee oils that are inside the bean. Lighter roasts still have the oils inside the beans, which makes them look "dry," while the darker roasts will shimmer with wonderful shiny coffee oils on their exterior.
We don't... in a lab, that is. Our beans are fresh roasted locally in Austin, Texas. They are Organic, Fair trade and single-origin. They are also mostly wet processed (Sidamo is dry process on raised beds). In our extensive human tests, mold or toxins have never been an issue with our beans. Even when we've tested consuming beans that were stored for 2 months in the cabinet!
Yea... we've struggled with this one. Our roaster has started roasting Peru Light closer to a medium because we have found that it just tastes so much better and brings out so much more of the delicious characteristics of the Peru bean.
We are actually on the hunt to find a really great bean to light roast. Until then, Peru Light is more like "Peru Light Medium."
All Wild Coffee and Wild Cold Brew products are fresh roasted each Monday morning. We pick them up from the roaster Wednesdays (this gives the coffee a day to "rest" as it needs to) and send out packages that afternoon and Thursday!
Yes, but not coffee products. Because freshness is an issue, we don't ship Wild Coffee or Wild Cold Brew outside of the US.