Coffee Questions

How does Stickboy Coffee ensure that my coffee is fresh?
Stickboy Coffee employs a direct-to-customer delivery system to ensure that your coffee stays fresh! Once we receive your order we freshly roast your coffee and ship it out within 24 hours so that you get fresh coffee delivered to your door step.  

Should I order whole beans or ground coffee?
Whole Beans. One of the most important variables in producing a great cup of coffee is grinding it right before brewing. The minute you grind your coffee, it starts to oxidize which accelerates the aging process. We think freshly ground coffee will give you the best possible coffee experience and make your fresh coffee keep better. Have brewing questions? This might help. 

Where do you get your coffee beans?
We carefully select and only purchase Arabica beans from small-lots providing exclusive selections. Arabica beans are top quality beans that are grown between 4,000 and 6,000 feet above sea level which provides that smooth rich taste that our customers enjoy! The high elevations provide the ideal growing conditions because of the rich soil.

What is the best way to store my coffee?
We recommend you keep our coffee right in the bags. Our bags are heat sealed with one-way valve bags to ensure no outside air can get it. When your coffee arrives please remember to store it in a cool, dry place, away from heat and light before brewing to ensure the coffee stays fresh.

We recommend using coffee within 20 days after it is roasted. In our experience, the distinct and complex flavors that characterize our coffees will tend to have fade after this point. 

Why do my beans seem shiny and/or oily sometimes?
The goal of roasting is to provide a blend that is full in flavor and in order to achieve this we roast at a higher level which tents to force natural oils to the bean’s surface. These natural oils can contribute to your beans looking shiny or oily.

Does Stickboy Coffee sell organic coffee?
Yes. Though not all of our coffees are Certified Organic. The organic certification process is very expensive for the small farms we purchase from, so many do not undergo certification even if they utilize organic practices. 

90% of the beans we purchase are Direct Trade. We’re as serious as it gets about our sourcing practices. Direct Trade means that we have a close relationship with our coffee producing partners and pay them excellent rates for their premium work. We work hard to ensure that our supply chain is transparent from farm to cup.  

Do you sell single-organ coffees?
We do! Click here to see our selection.

What about espresso’s?
Yes we do! Click here to see our selection.