The Love of Freshness. When it comes to the way Mudhouse Coffee does business, one word says it all. Freshness. With coffee, and enjoying a delicious cup of coffee, freshness is the only thing that really matters. What we can guarantee to our customers is that Mudhouse Coffee will be the freshest coffee available. We have been micro roasting our beans in small batches for more than a decade. With micro roasting you never have to worry about our coffee sitting and losing the crucial freshness that is so important. We simply guarantee our beans to be the freshest, best-tasting coffee available. Period.
Where Else To Find Mudhouse Coffees & Teas
Mudhouse proudly provides coffee to some of our favorite local businesses including: Tea Bar & Bites featuring the Zen Blend, Nonna's Italian Cafe featuring Nonna's Blend; Bambinos Italian Cafe and Bambinos Coffee & Smoothies featuring Bambinos Blend; Scotch & Soda featuring Best of Africa Blend, London Calling Featuring Mudhouse Blend Bold Roast and Pappo's Pizza featuring Mudhouse Blend. If interested in carrying Mudhouse coffee in your business, Contact Us.
We love Organic
Mudhouse wholly supports the Organic coffee movement. Organic coffees are important because the growth and production of beans are done without the use of pesticides and herbicides, and in a way that doesn’t adversely affect the environment. Traditionally, land is cleared of trees and brush before planting a coffee crop. Part of the Organic coffee movement is placing an emphasis on shade grown coffees. When growing shade grown coffees, farmers work within the local ecosystem of the plantation and plant their crop under and around existing vegetation.
At Mudhouse, we take social responsibility very serious, and purchase and promote organic shade grown coffees whenever possible. We hope that you will too.
We Love Fair Trade & Direct Trade
The United States consumes one-fifth of all the world’s coffee, making it the largest consumer in the world. But few Americans realize that agriculture workers in the coffee industry often toil in what can be described as “sweatshops in the fields”. Many small coffee farmers receive prices for their coffee that are less than the costs of production, forcing them into a cycle of poverty and debt. Traditionally, most of the world’s coffee has been grown and produced by individual families. Due to an influx of coffee on the wholesale coffee market, the price given to coffee farmers for their crop has dropped considerably—often lower than the cost to produce the coffee, creating a cycle of poverty for the coffee farmer.
Fair Trade is a social-responsibility movement demanding that coffee farmers receive fair prices for their products, and in most cases, eliminates the middleman. The farmers are paid a guaranteed price for their crop, which is usually above market value. Fair Trade helps farmers stay in business, thereby strengthening their families and communities, while working to protect the future availability of specialty coffees.
In most cases, you will find that Mudhouse Coffee is priced slightly higher than other coffee roasters (yes, even the big names that everyone recognizes). Most of these coffee roasters purchase their coffee at market prices, leaving the coffee farmers without enough money to support their farm and their families. Because we feel that trading fairly is so important, we intentionally decide to purchase Fair Trade coffees when available. In turn, our customers may pay a little more for the coffee we roast, but somewhere in the world, a coffee farmer and his family are able to make a living.