Coffee Labs Roasters Blog

Specialty Coffee Association of America Event, Atlanta 2016

Specialty Coffee Association of America Event, Atlanta 2016

By Andrew Campbell Last month, part of the coffee labs team including Mike and Alicia travelled down to Atlanta for the Specialty Coffee Associatio...
The Overlooked Dangers in Coffee Sourcing

The Overlooked Dangers in Coffee Sourcing

Over the past several months and years, our blog has been focused on the positive side of our trips to origin. It’s been about the great people we ...
Coffee Labs' Collaborations with Local Businesses

Coffee Labs' Collaborations with Local Businesses

At Coffee Labs, we believe the world is our community. The farmers and growers we work with around the world seem just as close to us as our wholes...
Coffee Is My Soul

Coffee Is My Soul

Coffee is in my soul. Coffee is community. To me, coffee is the entire world coming together in a single cup. As many of you may be aware, Mike has...
Direct Trade with Thrive Coffee Farmers

Direct Trade with Thrive Coffee Farmers

For the past few years, Coffee Labs has been proud to work with an organization called Thrive Supply, a division of Thrive Farmers. They are both o...
An Outsider's Perspective on Coffee

An Outsider's Perspective on Coffee

By Andrew Campbell If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a person who enjoys coffee enough to want to learn more about it. When I first starte...
La Palma Y El Tucan July 2015

La Palma Y El Tucan July 2015

It’s been a hot start to the summer for us at Coffee Labs, and it seems like we never stop traveling. Alicia was in Ireland for two weeks, we both ...
Jefferson on making great coffee

Jefferson on making great coffee

Jefferson is one of the most recognizable faces here at coffee labs. He has been working here for about nine years, and has gone from knowing absol...
Finca Orellana, Honduras 2015

Finca Orellana, Honduras 2015

It’s mid April 2015, and once again I find myself in Honduras. I’m outside the airport, waiting for coffee farmer and friend of mine Bryan Orellana...
Restaurant Coffee

Restaurant Coffee

Both Mike and I have backgrounds in the coffee industry. I worked in restaurants for 10 years, and Mike worked in them for 15. It is very much a pa...
What is Direct Trade Coffee

What is Direct Trade Coffee

I recently received an email from a man asking why we price our coffee the way we do. He told me that his wife wasn't buying the idea that purchasi...
What's in a name?

What's in a name?

By Alicia Love, Denali & Juneau -The original Coffee Labs.   The name for Coffee Labs came to us in winter of 2001,when the idea of a coffee ho...