One Village Coffee is a regional coffee roasting company that supports non-profit organizations around the world. Their goal is to become a coffee roasting company with the reputation of roasting premium, specialty coffee that is fairly traded and affordable to the consumer. They provide premium, specialty coffee by roasting each blend/origin uniquely and frequently in small batches, having inventory in a just-in-time manner in order to provide the freshest coffee to the consumer.
One Village Coffee seeks to see change within the communities that they support through their "Coffee with a Cause" campaign where non-profit organizations will receive 10% of the revenue of designated coffee blends. They wish to help alleviate poverty in these regions through raising awareness and helping to fund national health campaign in Honduras, microfinance initiatives in Indonesia, educational programs in the garbage dumps of Cairo, Egypt, and clean water projects in the Keiyo Valley of Kenya.
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Working with fair trade the Artist Blend has generated $3,656 for bee hive training and building of hives for the community of Marcala Honduras where One Village sources much of their coffee from the COMSA Coffee Co-op of 1000 farmers! I love when a company really gives back!
I was sent two different types of coffee from One Village Coffee: the Artist Blend and the French Roast. I am in love with coffee, and had super high hopes for these beans! They totally met my expectations, and I have really been enjoying the pleasant flavors of their coffee.
I like the packaging. The graphics are nice, the label is clear and helpful, and the package itself keeps the beans fresh and dry.
The Artist Blend is my favorite, as it seems to be with many other people. The Artist Blend just so happens to be One Village Coffee's most popular blend. It is a medium/dark roast with a touch of earthiness followed by a light hint of fruit. Artist Blend is a robust coffee that combines the best of two worlds. Dark smoky and earthy flavors are met by lighter fruited flavors and creamy finish.
I am a fan of French Roasts and other dark roasts in general, but this one takes the cake. It is damn near perfect. If anything, I need a better machine to really bring out the flavors in this coffee. I love the smokiness and the subtle inclinations of cocoa and lingering vanilla. This coffee has been a great pick me up as well as perfect for my first of the morning brew. It is roasted in the fine tradition of French Style coffee. Sipping on it as we speak, this dark and glistening coffee fills my mouth with dark cocoa, smoky notes and a black peppercorn like finish. If you like your coffees roasty this one is for you.
It was definitely fresh! No worries about that. And I did indeed tap the bottom of the bag when I was near the end of the bag. I like to grind my coffee fresh, in smaller increments. It really seems to help preserve the flavor for as long as possible.
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