We recommend storing your coffee in the package in a cool dark cupboard. Beans retain their natural oils and flavours longer than ground coffee. Ground coffee should be used quickly after purchase. Beans can be stored unopened for 2 months but should be consumed within 2 weeks of opening the package. Grind the beans just before brewing. Use fresh, clean water. We recommend that you clean your coffee making equipment each time you use it so that coffee oils do not build up on the surface and affect the quality of the coffee in your cup.
My husband and I experimented with all sorts of coffee from the grocery stores (not good), various local roasters (they were ok), and then we came across the Ten Thousand Villages store one day, had a cup of coffee while looking around the store, and really like the ethical purchasing. We tried a few different types of ground, then beans, and found the Tanzanian bean to be the best fit to our taste! We love it! We brew it in the morning, and by the time I am cleaning the machine a few hours later, I am already looking forward to the next morning's coffee ((-8 Dianna
My favourite coffee, and from a trustworthy reputable ethical source.
Only thing I’ve ever tasted that compared was Jamaican Blue Mountain, but it’s been a few years since I’ve had that so it’d be interesting to compare these 2. Very high quality! We made an urn at Christmas and the guests literally raved about it. Purchased the Bolivian medium roast recently and that too is very good. My favourite so far is the Tanzanian but that could just be a matter of taste. We are used to purchasing imported beans and 10000 villages is just as good if not better. In fact I prefer the Tanzanian to the premium imported beans we used to buy from a local boutique coffee roaster. Blows away ANYTHING sold in grocery stores, at a comparable price.
We buy all our coffee from 10,000 villages. We regularly order this coffee from Tanzania as well as coffee from Peru, Boliva, Columbia, Ethiopia, and the Congo. We order beans and then grind them ourselves. Each country has a different taste, and all are good.