Artisan Coffee For A Cause
We hand roast six special coffees at three different temperatures and then hand blend the coffees to create this beautiful Fair Trade Certified Astral Blend Coffee. Delicious and full-bodied, sweet, smooth and sassy with a natural, earthy finish.
Coffee For A Cause
By purchasing this product, you are supporting breast cancer research, funding for local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education, breast cancer screening, and treatment.
This special delicious coffee also supports a better life for farming families through fair prices, community development, and environmental stewardship.
Percentage of the sales donated to Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation.
The Coffee Business
Coffee is a tough business and owning a Coffee Roastery, manufacturing facility and a few coffee shops add to the stress. However, we have nothing but respect for anyone involved in the art of growing coffee, importing coffee, brokering coffee, coffee roasting, coffee brewing, and selling. We are focused on coffee. We also focus on taking care of our staff, because it is all about your people, and serving our customers, whom we adore because our customers are fiercely loyal and stand by us through thick and thin. Yes, we really do love you for supporting our commitment to beautiful coffee and tea.
There are real wars that plague the world, destroying lives and communities. There are corruption and turmoil in countries where we source our Arabica coffee beans. We are just hardcore artisan coffee roasters in the San Francisco Bay Area roasting and selling coffee, and we often ask ourselves what is it we can do to help? Does it really matter if we come up first when someone googles coffee near me or coffee shop near me? Yes, it does matter, but what matters more is what we are able to give a small amount on a monthly basis locally and globally and still be a viable business. This is a very hard thing to do in Northern California in the very competitive coffee industry, however, we do what we can, and we live life well.
Fair Trade Coffee
One thing we do is source the best Fair Trade Certified Coffee. John Weaver loves beautiful arabica coffee beans from along the equatorial belt and in sourcing these Fair Trade Certified coffee beans we find a way to give back. Weaver’s Astral Blend Coffee contains a percentage of Ethiopian Coffee from the OCFCU – OROMIA COFFEE FARMERS COOPERATIVE UNION. The purchase of coffee from OCFCU has created the resources for improvements for their community in areas such as education, healthcare and access to clean water. See the table below. (Source: https://www.oromiacoffeeunion.org/life-improvement/)
"Fair Trade premiums have allowed us to better our transportation and solved rural community communications issues.” -Tadesse Meskela
"The Fair Trade premium has created more schools in the local region consequently improving the enrollment of female youth and adults in schools.” -Tadesse Meskela
Learning Something New Everyday
What I love about coffee is that I learn something new every day in the coffee business and the most important thing I have learned is that every purchase matters. If you, as a consumer, are willing to pay seven to ten cents more per cup for a Fair Trade Certified cup of coffee because it guarantees a coffee farmer a better life, then you are doing the right thing. It also helps a coffee farmer if you spend a few minutes each day educating someone about the power of Fair Trade Certified Coffee because you can change the world if you just go out there and do it.
Weaver's Astral Blend by purchasing this product, you are supporting breast cancer research, funding for local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education, breast cancer screening, and treatment. Weaver's Coffee & Tea donates a percentage of the sale of this product to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. This foundation challenges the status quo to achieve a future without breast cancer and improve the lives of people impacted by it now through education and advocacy.
Dr. Susan Love - Love Walk Fundraiser