Our Process

At EarlyBird Coffee, we believe that the perfect cup of coffee starts at the source. This is why we choose to only use the highest-quality Arabica beans that are roasted to perfection.

The Farms

At EarlyBird Coffee, we take pride in sourcing our coffee beans directly from family-owned farms nestled in the heart of Colombia and Ethiopia. These farms, passed down through generations, epitomize a tradition of dedication and craftsmanship that is reflected in every sip. When you savor a cup of our coffee, you're not just enjoying a beverage; you're embarking on a journey through the vibrant culture and traditions of these countries. By partnering directly with these families, we not only support local communities but also uphold ethical and fair trade practices, ensuring that the hard work of these farmers is justly rewarded.

The Harvest

Coffee cherries typically ripen over several months depending on the region and altitude. Typically, the harvest season spans from September to December in most coffee-growing regions of Colombia. Skilled farmers selectively hand-pick only the ripest coffee cherries from the trees, often making multiple passes through the coffee plantations during the harvest season. Once harvested, the coffee cherries are sorted to remove any damaged or defective fruits before processing. The beans are then either wet-processed (washed) or dry-processed (natural), each method imparting distinct characteristics to the final cup of coffee.

The Extraction

We work with local coffee roasters to roast our coffee beans to a perfect medium roast. After being roasted, our beans are ground and dual extracted using a combination of low-heat, water, and pressure. This proprietary process extracts as much flavor as possible without the bitterness or acidity that is found in other coffee products. We choose to brew low and slow to ensure that we use as much of the coffee beans as possible while reducing wasted coffee.