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We Roast in Tiny Batches!

The cafe on a nice day

Need your coffee parcel to arrive in time for the Holidays?

Monday, December 22, 2014 is your final ship date to arrive by about December 25, 2014


We are a one hundred per cent Philadelphia-metro operated business with dedicated, knowledgeable staff here to help you choose varieties, roasts, and brewing techniques. We roast only choice Arabica high grown coffee. We buy smartly so that you can drink well; our prices are among the lowest because we avoid the steps of using a commercial roaster and wholesaler. Our coffee is guaranteed to be the freshest available because we roast tiny batches. Phone calls and e-mails are welcome for orders, questions, and comments. Your order will be roasted and shipped within forty-eight hours, assuring freshness only available from this source.


Free shipping is available for orders over $40.00 to an individual postal address. Bulk coffee is exempt. This is calculated at the time of check out, when you select your shipping option. Check the special offers section for additional information and other values.

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