Santa Clara, California and online
I'm a coffee nerd. Which means, I'm a sucker for any company that uses Chemexes and Hario water kettles to brew their fair trade coffee. California cafe and roastery Barefoot is one such place.
Founded in 2003, this small company has grown a lot over the past 8 years, opening multiple stores and placing their sustainably grown coffees in chain stores like Whole Foods.
Their mission is to "treat coffee as a culinary art," and they source beans directly from "artisan farmers whom we have established a personal and truly sustainable long-term relationship."
Their beans make a strong cup of coffee (which I like) and, when you buy it from their cafe, it's hand-brewed and poured using all the accoutrements that coffee nerds love (see photo above showing the Hario kettle in use).
Their beans sell for around $15 a pound in their cafes, through their webshop, or through dealer stores.
One last note: Yes, it's funny that my last name is Coffey and I'm obsessed with coffee, so feel free to make some good jokes in the comments and bonus points to anyone who makes one I haven't heard before.
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Photos: Barefoot Coffee