This has rapidly become one of our most popular coffee blends – both used as an espresso and a drip. This is the coffee primarily used at the Buena Vista Roastery. Plus, it is a careful mix of Central and South American coffees so it’s ‘low impact espresso’, since it has traveled less than most others.
Based on authentic Aztec recipes utilizing premium estate cocoas, Sri Lankan cinnamon, almond and spices. This is a 14 ounce canister.
A darker roast for a rich, hearty flavor, and a great breakfast coffee. Ideal for mountain biking, hiking or off-road trekking. A careful blend of Central and South American coffees. Formerly known as Out of Bounds Blend.
From Caranavi in the Los Yungas region of Bolivia – a fine, perfectly optimized medium roast coffee with just enough body to linger while maintaining the fig, caramel and winey nuances. Certified Fair Trade and Organic.
Bolivian typica coffees are making a name worldwide. The Bolivian coffee beans are known for their large size and the pleasant spicy and smooth flavor. This particular Caranavi coffee is cultivated under the lush forest via organic methods, free from synthetic chemicals. The perfect climate, altitude, and environmentally-friendly agricultural techniques all contribute to the perfect full bodied and spicy taste of this Caranavi coffee.
Bongo Billy’s personal favorite, as well as a highly requested favorite of Coloradans. A memorably rich and distinct flavor. Full bodied, fine acidity, a blend of Indonesian and South American coffees. Citrus and spice round out this brew, just before you encounter a smooth, sweet finish.
A smooth medium roast coffee, great to accompany the morning paper. Our FTO Brazil is grown by the Associano dos Pequenos Produtores de Poco Fundo. Poco Fundo is an association of small-scale farmers located in the state of Minas Gerais, in southeastern Brazil. Poco Fundo was formed in 1991 when 76 families united with a collective desire to improve the living standard of farmers and to reduce poverty and emigration. Today the association remains intent on sustaining the quality of family-oriented agriculture in the region.
The Denver Street School
Bringing Hope Coffee
The Denver Street School offers struggling students a second chance to earn a high school diploma through a fully accredited program in a small classroom setting.
The Denver Street School believes that a quality education is the most effective approach to transforming many underprivileged members of our society into productive citizens, and serves the population of students in Metro Denver that have struggled with, dropped-out or been expelled from the public school system, helping them toward self-sufficiency through education.
10% of the sale of this medium roast Indonesian coffee will go directly to The Denver Street School to encourage self-sufficiency through education. This is a 12 ounce package.
The Buena Vista Roastery’s hometown blend. Rich, deep and very smooth with sweet overtones. A medium roast that you won’t match anywhere.
Slow Food USA
Celebrate Fresh! Blend
Guided by a vision of sustainable, socially just and delicious food for all, Slow Food USA seeks to create dramatic and lasting change in the food system by galvanizing a large network of community organizers, farmers, chefs, educators and youth through celebratory activism to educate eaters, defend regional diversity and build healthy food communities.
10% of the sale of this blend of Central and South American coffees will go directly to Slow Food USA…advocating for good, clean and fair food. This is a 12 ounce package.
An alternative to coffee, this cocoa and tea collection will surely comfort you around a fireplace, or on your back deck on a cool fall evening. The collection includes one 14 oz canister of Azteca D’Oro Mexican Spiced Cocoa mix, on 12 oz Divinity Spiced Chai mix, and one tin of Fair Trade Organic Zhena Gypsy Earl Greater Grey Tea. This is packaged in a gift box and shipped to your chosen destination.
Each month the recipient will receive two 12 oz bags of hand-selected Buena Vista Roastery Coffees. The featured coffees will be chosen from our Organic Fair Trade Roasts, periodically with a Rain Forest Alliance, Bird Friendly or Indigenous Grown coffee. These will give you a great tour of flavors from around the world. Please specify if you would like whole bean, or a specific grind for your order. Price given is a monthly price and does not including shipping/handling.
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A rich and chocolatey Huila. One of Colombia’s smoothest and most balanced coffees.
Our Constant Coffee program ensures that your favorite roast is shipped directly to your door every month. No more waking up to an empty bag of coffee.
Please contact us and specify which roast you prefer and whether you would like whole bean, or a specific grind for your order as well as the frequency of delivery.
Price varies according to coffee selection.
This coffee really shouldn’t have been created in the first place – the mix of spice from a Central American with earthy Indonesian and a hint of African fruit gives you a warm all over feeling. The coffee was named after Peace Corps Volunteers in Costa Rica, living in the coffee plantations and pontificating over agriculture and best management practices, and generally carousing over some farm-fresh cups of joe. This is a medium-dark roast.
Certified Organic and Shade Grown. La Amistad. This certified organic coffee is grown on a large family farm in the extreme south of Costa Rica, near Golfito. This farm is situated on a mountainside at over 4000 ft in the Cordillera Central, surrounded by the largest biological reserve in Central America. This coffee is lively, sweet and aromatic. It is an excellent, slightly acidic, medium to full body cup.
Our Swiss or Mountain Water Decaf Espresso, Fair Trade certified, Organic. This is a sweet, smooth, rich flavor. Great straight up or complemented with milk and foam.
These beans retained truly remarkable character through the Royal Water Process. Medium body, sweet with berry notes and an excellent finish. Certified Fair Trade and Organic.
The Royal Water decaf from the Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Pangoa – a green coffee importing cooperative. This cooperative outside of Lima, Peru has 600 Members – based in San Martin de Pangoa, with 220 certified organic and another 105 currently in transition to organic. Coffee plots are high elevation, between 4000 and 6000 feet above sea level. The coffee has sweet undertones, hints of spice and medium body make this a wonderful ‘comfort coffee’ for any guest. This decaf is Certified Fair Trade and Organic
4-1/2# packages of naturally water-processed decaf coffees, for those who love the rich coffee brew but can’t take the caffeine. Stainless Coffee scoop in a holiday gift box with a gift card from you. Includes Decaf Colombian, Decaf Organic Sumatra, Decaf Organic Peruvian and Decaf Organic Mexican.
Royal Water Decaf. Full bodied, Medium acidity, this coffee has a flavor of semi-sweet chocolate and just the right amount of earthiness.
The Eddyline Blend – Created specifically for the Eddyline Pub in South Main, blending South American, Indonesian and African coffees. Makes great crema as an espresso and holds milk well. Also is a fantastic brew. Fruity, great body, smooth mouthfeel.
This gift box comes with a stainless steel scoop and a Fair Trade, Organic Certified ensemble of products, including 1 pound of FTO Ethiopian washed Yirgacheffe Coffee, 1 pound of FTO Sumatra Gayo Supreme Coffee and 1 tin of FTO Zhena Gypsy Dragonwell Green tea. A little bit for the whole family.
An excellent Indonesian coffee with characteristic full body and bitter sweet chocolate notes. One of our favorite brews here at the Roastery. A medium roast that behaves more like a dark due to the body. Reminiscent of our Organic Papua New Guinea.
4-1/2# packages of coffees from the 4 corners of the coffee world, Organic Sumatra Gayo Supreme, Organic Ethiopia Sidamo, Organic Guatemala Asobagri, Organic Peru Cautivo and a stainless steel scoop in a gift box.
The Roastery’s darkest roast. Rich and caramelly, smooth not bitter. The quintessential French Roast for those who love it dark.
Send a gift certificate to someone special. These are available in $25 gift cards. If you would like a different amount, please contact us. Please let us know where to send this. Gift certificates are redeembale on line, at the Buena Vista Roastery: 409 E Main in downtown Buena Vista, or by calling us.
From the heart of the Guatemala rainforests. San Jose La Laguna Estate is located in a valley 20 miles south of Guatemala’s capital in a coffee growing region known as Fraijanes. It has a yearly average temperature of 75°F (24°C), it is surrounded by majestic volcanoes, and is situated on a land once occupied by a presently retreating lake which provided the area with rich mollic soils. These factors, along with hard work and dedication, have allowed the plantation to produce a fine SHB (Strictly Hard Bean) gourmet coffee with a well-balanced acidity, aroma, and body. This coffee is certified organic by Mayacert.
Certified Organic and Fair Trade. The organic variety of our bold European style espresso. Ideal for those who enjoy straight espresso. Rich, smooth, nutty, great crema.
Honduras SHG EP Organic Marcala (Fair Trade certified). In the Cup: balanced, mild, somewhat restrained flavor profile, with a crisp cup character.
A medium blend of Central American coffees, which also makes a perfect lighter espresso. La Cima (pronounced la cheema) is Italian for ‘the peak’. Appropriately this organic espresso is roasted to “the peak” of flavor. Smooth and rich in the Northern Italian style. Great also as a brew!
BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies)
Living Economies Blend
BALLE envisions a sustainable global economy as a network of Local Living Economies. Local Living Economies build long-term economic empowerment and prosperity in communities through local business ownership, economic justice, fair trade, cultural diversity, and a healthy natural environment. A Living Economy ensures that economic power resides locally, sustaining healthy community life and natural life as well as long-term economic viability.
10% of the sale of this blend of Central American and Indonesian coffees will go directly to BALLE to support their work building Local Living Economies. This is a 12 ounce package.
A classic breakfast coffee. Medium body with smooth flavor, chocolate and caramel, lingering aftertaste. Strictly High Grown with softer beans that develop faster in your roaster, this coffee is grown using a significant amount of shade in tough and mountainous Southern Mexico. Certified Organic and Fair Trade.
We have found a perfect partner to our Ethiopian to blend a special offering, Mocha Java. We use our Papua New Guinea, natural processed grade A beans that cause us to roast slow and dark in order to ensure its rich, bold spiciness comes out to our standards.
The cup is delicately sweet and smooth with hints of spice and chocolate and a pistachio finish. This is a complex cup. It has a lot of body and a light acidity. This is a great winter blend, perfect accompaniment to a wood stove after a hard day’s skiing, or to get you through the bitter wind on your way to work.
Mt Yale is a fourteener in our neighborhood. It requires a hearty disposition to reach its summit. For this you can depend upon the hearty blend of Indonesian and espresso roast Central American coffees. Bold with a pleasantly smooth aftertaste.
One our our favorites, from Aldea Global Jinotega. This medium body coffee has a good acidity and fruity modest apricot finish. It is shade grown in a multispecies rainforest, supporting many plant and bird species. The cooperative is located in the mountains of northern Nicaragua. The coffee is Bourbon, Caturra, and Maracatu varieties, carefully washed and sun dried. We roast this to a Full City, and sometimes a little darker for blending.
This complicated blend is one of our local favorites, not just because of its connection to the Arkansas River, but because of its incredibly smooth nature. It is a dark, earthy coffee with nuttiness of Indonesians and some chocolatey notes from Central America. This is one of our biggest local requests.
4-half pound packages of truly rich sampling of our 100% organic and fair trade certified coffees, gift wrapped in a holiday box and shipped to your chosen destination. Includes Organic Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Sumatran, and our French Roast and a stainless steel scoop.
The Cautivo Cooperative of Peru is run by a group of organized farmers, and they have formed a legal association. The members of the co-op strive to improve the standard of living of all involved, they promote water management, environmental protection, and the production of organic materials, like fertilizers.
Organic, Shade Grown, and Bird Friendly Harvest
Washed and 100% sun dried
The profile is spicy, floral sweet nippy acidity, full creamy body and is a well-balanced cup
Authentic, original, naturally intoxicating blend of fresh ginger, clove, cardamon, cinnamon, wild flower honey and Darjeeling black tea. All this without the caffeine!
Part of the Chai tea family, Mocafe Mango Chai is a low fat creamy mango spiced tea mix.
Perfect for making gourmet chai lattes at home or office. Just add hot water to your mug and avoid the coffee bar lines!
Authentic, original, naturally intoxicating blend of fresh ginger, clove, cardamon, cinnamon, wild flower honey and Darjeeling black tea.
Authentic, original, naturally intoxicating blend of fresh ginger, clove, cardamon, cinnamon, wild flower honey and Darjeeling black tea & Madagascar vanilla.
Full-bodied blend of dark roasted Central American and African Arabicas. Rich taste with pleasant follow. This has to be one of our most requested blends.
A very popular blend created from premiere coffees resulting in a very full bodied, complex, rich & smooth taste. This blend from coffees grown on each of the major coffee growing continents also makes a smooth and flavorful lighter espresso with great crema. Makes a wonderful, lighter espresso.
Africa Center for Holistic Management
Save the Planet Blend
Be green at ground level. The most critical Green emergency of all is also the most overlooked. Billions of acres of Earth’s grasslands are turning to desert. The result? The land can no longer support our food needs, replenish our water, let alone support wildlife â€“ big and small â€“ on which our ecosystems rely for balance.
The Africa Center for Holistic Management is dedicated to improving land health and profitability. ACHM works to reverse the degradation of private, public and communal lands vital for agriculture and conservation, restore its productivity, and help create sustainable and viable livelihoods for the people who depend on it.
10% of the sale of this medium body, fruit finish African coffee will go to The Africa Center for Holistic Management to finding solutions to land deterioration throughout the world, using its land base in Zimbabwe to restore thousands acres of grasslands and reignite community prosperity. This is a 12 ounce package.
This balanced blend of Central American coffees will take your experience to new heights! Makes a great brew or espresso. Has some sweet notes with citrus undertones in the espresso. Previously known as Dead Point Blend.
Certified Fair Trade and Organic. A truly rich and full-bodied coffee, also presents and intense, bright aroma. Its acidity is distinct yet mellow. This coffee finishes sweet with a lingering richness. Our current Sumatra is a Gayo Supreme, from the Takengon area in northern Sumatra.
Chaffee County Boys and Girls Club
The Positive Place Coffee
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.
Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow, all while having fun. They are truly The Positive Place For Kids.
10% of the sale of this medium roast Central American coffee will go directly to Chaffee County Boys and Girls Club in their effort to build positive places for our children. This is a 12 ounce package.
A Certified Fair Trade and Organic Maubesse. Full bodied, fine acidity, typical of Indonesian coffees. Very flavorful, chocolatey and rich! This is a wet processed coffee with less earthiness than a Sumatra or Celebes, and tends to be a cleaner cup.
Whether you’re heading to the play park to do a Phonics Monkey in your kayak, or just dreaming about the river, this blend of Peruvian, Indonesian & Central American coffees will get your day going. The flavor is as lively and adventurous as the Arkansas River (located alongside Buena Vista, CO), one of the most popular white water rivers in the world. Rich in aroma, deep in flavor, body and brightness. Also known as the Mountain Sunrise Blend
Our Winter Solstice Blend – Fair Trade, Organic. A very popular blend created from premiere coffees resulting in a very full bodied, complex, rich & smooth taste. This blend from coffees grown on each of the major coffee growing continents also makes a smooth and flavorful lighter espresso with great crema. With a special holiday label.
Our Holiday gift package features 12 ounces of our special medium roast Organic Winter Solstice Blend in a holiday label and a 16 oz stainless steel vacuum bottle adorned with the Buena Vista Roastery logo. The Winter Solstice is a very popular blend created from premiere coffees resulting in a very full bodied, complex, rich & smooth taste. This blend from coffees grown on each of the major coffee growing continents also makes a smooth and flavorful lighter espresso with great crema. In a gift box.