About Mapps

Mapps

Mapps Coffee and Tea was established in 2004 in Minneapolis St. Paul. A family-owned business from the start, Mapps Coffee has always been about the crafting of quality relationships as we all go about our daily business providing ethical, sustainable, direct trade coffee¬†beans in bulk. Mapps Coffee is all direct trade, (a step above fair trade). In fair trade coffee, the farmers that grow the beans are all guaranteed a fair profit from the sales of said beans. However, large coffee conglomerates still act as the middlemen in these ventures. Direct trade, in contrast, deals specifically with the farmers on a one-on-one basis. We buy and sell directly from them, through a small distribution company in California (see our links under “friends” on this page for more information). As such, the farmers get all of the profit from the sales, not just a cut from a much larger pie. Another, a significant benefit of buying direct trade coffee is that we know, first hand, exactly what we’re getting and can choose the best beans for each season on a batch-to-batch basis. After we’ve purchased our premium green beans, we roast them in-house, to a perfect full-body roast to bring out the complex flavors and aromas of the coffee without overpowering them with the caramel and burnt notes that result from over-roasted beans.

we roast them in house, to a perfect full-city roast to bring out the complex flavors and aromas of the coffee without overpowering them with the caramel and burnt notes that result from over-roasted bean

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