Our Best Selling French Roast begins with a low acid, floral and naturally sweet organic bean from Chiapas, Mexico. It's finished with a roast that's robust, dark and glistening in oil.
Grower: Productores de Cafe de Conservacion Cuarta Union S.C de C.V.
Region: Chiapas, Mexico
Altitude: 900 - 1,500 meters
Process: Fully washed and dried in the sun and mechanical driers
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Criollo, Mundo Novo, and Typica
Harvest: October - March
Soil: Clay minerals
Established in 1980, Cafe Altura is an Organic coffee roaster located in Ventura, California. As pioneers in the Organic coffee industry, we are committed to our founding principles of quality, sustainability, care for the environment and the workers who maintain the land.
About the farm - Cafe Altura French Roast Coffee is sourced from the southern states of Chiapas, Mexico, where there are mountain ranges that provide higher altitudes and ideal climates for cultivating coffee. The vast majority of farms are family-owned with less than 10 acres of land. The coffee harvest typically begins in October and ends in March.
Today Cafe Altura has been in business for over thirty years and to this day is guided by the original founder, Chris Shepherd. Our founding principles of quality, sustainability, care for the environment and the workers who maintain the land, remain the cornerstone of our business ethics and practices.
Cafe Altura coffees are roasted at our facility in Ventura, Ca. We roast in small batches to ensure freshness and quality control. All of our coffees are Certified Organic by Stellar Certification Services. All of our decaffeinated coffees are processed at the certified Mountain Water Process plant in Mexico.