I became interested with coffee in 2015 after visiting an Hacienda in Puerto Rico. I learned the history of coffee from the island which inspired me to look deeper into the worldwide coffee industry.
What I discovered however is quite sad. I learned that even though coffee is the second largest commodity in the world (money spent per day) behind oil. Most of the farmers that actually bring it to us live in poverty. This is due to the huge amount of low commodity grade coffee being grown, which has created a glut, and the coffee middlemen paying the lowest price possible in order to sell to the roaster for the lowest price possible.
However at Julian Coffee, we are the roaster and it is our desire to the Farm to ensure they have a financially secure business which just makes their lives easier. They deserve it, it takes a lot of work and time to grow coffee so we believe they should be paid fairly, and in your purchase you are helping us help them and in return you will receive amazing quality coffee, as we only source the best.
Puerto Rico Used to be the 6th largest coffee producer in the world. Now it isn't among the top 50. Our goal is to change that by reemerging its coffee production by selling it in the United States and making it a household name. The quality is among the rest of the world so its about time the world tried it...Again.
We have teamed up with the Melendez Family in Adjuntas Puerto Rico. The qualities that make coffee from this farm so good, are that it is shade grown under plantain trees giving it the right amount of sun. The rich volcanic soil full of nutrients for the coffee to absorb, the elevation of 2300 feet keeping the coffee cool, and we only pick and use the ripe red coffee beans (also called cherry's), not using the green unripe beans. Most importantly coffee pickers in Puerto Rico are paid U.S. wages making them along with Hawaii the highest paid pickers in the world and we are proud of that.
Our Coffee From Colombia is sourced from the Acevedo coffee farm near the town of Fredonia in the region of Antioquia. Their farm is at an elevation of 5300ft in the Andes mountains. Growing some of the highest quality organic coffee beans possible.
So its a Win-Win-Win. Our end goal is to source from every coffee producing country and financially support all 150,000,000 people who put food on their table by working in the coffee producing industry.