Anyone who reads realfoodtraveler.com knows that we love good coffee. And what’s better than drinking great coffee while doing good deeds? That’s what you get when you buy Vega Coffee. This subscription coffee service sells single origin, shade-grown, Arabica coffee grown without chemicals that are roasted by the farmers who grow the beans.
Vega Coffee was started by a team of three dreamers who want to change the world by bringing farmers and coffee lovers together to “create a more equitable and fulfilling coffee experience.” Their roasting and processing center—and the company’s headquarters–are located in Estelí, Nicaragua, in Nicaraguan coffee country. Vega empowers farmers with training in roasting techniques and quality control. By enabling farmers to roast their own product, Vega is better able to control product quality. More importantly, they cut out the middleman, which fosters new skills and more income for the farmers, which builds local communities and their economies. With the coffee going through fewer hands, consumers—you and I—pay less for quality coffee. It’s a win-win.
For $15, Vega offers a subscription box that includes 12 ounces of small batch, freshly roasted coffee. You select your roast—light, medium, dark or Roaster’s Choice. You select the grind—whole, fine, medium, or coarse. Shipping is free and you can pause, change, or cancel your subscription any time.
Fresh, Not Over-Roasted
Our editors sampled a bag of Vega’s dark roast beans and found them fresh with an almost nutty flavor. These are folks who don’t “over-roast” their beans, even the dark roast, so the resulting coffee is smooth and never bitter.
If you’re interested in knowing where your coffee is grown, drinking coffee from beans grown without chemicals, empowering coffee farmers, and having it delivered right to your mailbox, Vega Coffee is a great choice. – Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor