Welcome to the Mountain
Introducing Mountain Bean Coffee
In keeping with our mission to create a company connected to the great outdoors, we?ve crafted a collection of blends that make reference to their inspirations. These blends are the core of what we do, and without them we wouldn?t exist. We hope that you enjoy them all, but that you find one which helps you to feel the way we did when we created them.
Grown organically in Colombia, this extra dark fair trade blend is full-bodied, with a slightly bittersweet caramel aftertaste. Perfect for chargin? up before a long, hard trek.
Even with its full flavour, and syrupy, smokey heaviness, this Ethiopian French roast manages to retain the acidity for which East African coffees are known.
A high-energy blend from the mountainous Tolima region of Colombia, this limited supply, co-op grown coffee has a fresh, full aroma and smooth, bright flavour.
A Fair Trade blend of organic beans from Bolivia, Guatemala, Ethiopia and Sumatra, this coffee is the perfect accompaniment to a great holiday meal. It is roasted medium-dark to bring out the nutty flavours, and its sweet acidic finish will match any dessert on the table.
The richest decaf you?ll find anywhere ? complete with the most well-rounded characteristics of a Sumatran, artfully blended with a smoky and syrupy Colombian.
For that cozy rustic feeling, we sourced an organic earthy fair trade Sumatran bean with a typical West Coast flavour profile: full-bodied, spicy, with hints of caramel and chocolate, and a subtle smoky aftertaste.
The Swiss Water Process
Chemical Free Coffee Decaffeination
The SWISS WATER ? Process is a 100% chemical free coffee decaffeination process that results in a great tasting decaf. The majority of decaf coffee (about 80%) is decaffeinated with a chemical decaffeination method using chemicals like methylene chloride or ethyl acetate to decaffeinate coffee beans. Conversely, the SWISS WATER ? Process uses only water when removing caffeine, producing water-processed decaf coffee.
The SWISS WATER ? Process meets the US Food and Drug Administration decaffeination guideline of 97% caffeine removed, as well as the Canadian/European decaffeination standard of 99.92% caffeine free.
Enjoy coffee that you can feel good about
These coffees have been grown by small family farmers without the use of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides. Global Fair Trade groups help organize demographically run co-ops and encourage sustainable coffee growing practices. The rewards are better coffee for you, a better life for coffee farmers, and a positive impact on the environment.
Organic products are grown on land that has not been exposed to any prohibited substances (synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, growth regulators, and fungicides) for three years prior to certification.
FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED
Fair Trade guarantees a fair minimum price to coffee farmers. This coffee is purchased directly from the farmers themselves, so more of the money you pay ends up in the hands of the people who grew the coffee.
RAIN FOREST ALLIANCE CERTIFIED
Rainforest Alliance certification is a comprehensive process that promotes and guarantees improvements in agriculture and forestry. Our independent seal of approval ensures that goods and services were produced in compliance with strict guidelines protecting the environment, wildlife, workers and local communities.
Light, medium, dark or decaf?
What’s the difference in these roasts?
The roasting process is the most sensitive step in the creation of a fine cup of coffee. Before it is roasted, coffee is simply just another bean. It is in our roasters that the oils of the coffee are brought to the surface, and all of the flavour and aroma is developed. Our coffees are roasted in small batches for 14-16 minutes at temperatures ranging from 175-245?C.
Once the coffee has reached the optimum roast colour, the flame in the roaster is shut off and the coffee is cooled down to stop the cooking process. The coffee is emptied into a cooling drum where it is stirred while cool air flows through it until it has reached a temperature that is optimal for packaging.
The difference between a light and dark roast coffee is a matter of 1-2 minutes of additional roasting. Typically, the best coffees are roasted medium so the full natural flavour of the coffee is developed and it’s characteristics remain apparent. The darker the roast, the more charred flavors will begin to mask the natural flavours of the coffee. The difference from a light/medium roasted coffee and dark/French roast, is often likened to the difference between a medium-rare and well done steak. Every coffee at Mountain Bean has a specific flavour so be sure try them all, you may surprise yourself.
Light, medium, dark or decaf?
Whether you?re out in the wilderness, or right at home, here?s how to make the best coffee:
Grind your coffee to the perfect consistency. Remember, medium grind isn?t used in all coffee makers. Ask our coffee associates to help you select the right grind.
Life On The Summit
The mission behind Mountain Bean was to create a company connected to the great outdoors. This is evident in Mountain Bean?s list of customized menu and coffee blends. Roasts like ?Ridgeline?, ?Backcountry?, and of course ?The Grizz? are just some of the options you?ll find on the menu.
Contact & Careers
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Mountain Bean is always accepting job applications for new team members. If you are a driven, customer orientated individual with a passion for knowing what it takes to make great coffee than perhaps this is a career for you. Please use this form to apply online, or bring your resume in to our location.
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