Next to crude oil, coffee is the most traded commodity on the planet. What starts as the fruit of the coffee tree, grown on steep hillsides often at altitudes above 4000 ft. is picked, de-pulped, dried, hulled, bagged, transported, containered, off-loaded at a port, warehoused, trucked, trucked again, roasted, bagged and finally, sold to the consumer. It’s a long, arduous journey for each bean no matter what the country of origin and where it is finally consumed. The trick for micro-roasters like us, is to wade through the muck and cut out as many middle handlers as possible in our effort to source the best beans possible.
One of the ways we source our coffee is going straight to the farm or mill to get specific and very high-grade coffee. For instance, all our Costa Rican coffees come from La Minita which owns over 14 separate farms and mills in 3 countries.
We believe that be involved in our community is one of the best ways to build community. Over the years, we’ve been involved in a variety of projects, events and other local grass roots causes intent on keeping the local flavor or Ann Arbor strong. Our affiliations include or have included The Ann Arbor Art Center, The Ozone House, Michigan Public Radio, Performance Network, Warm the Children, and countless donations to school groups and other non-profit groups.
We accept requests for donations and sponsorships at the cafe or by e-mail: sales (at) mightygoodcoffee (dot) com.