We're sometimes asked why some products appear and disappear from our product list. Are some of our coffees blends bad? Do they get replaced by better blends? Not at all.
As quipped by the owner of Sweet Maria's Coffee in Oakland, California: "Coffee is a crop, not a can of pop!" That means that some of our blends are dependent on the availability of certain types of beans. For example, our 13 North blend includes coffee from El Salvador, which we can't currently source because it's the wrong time of the year. The crop isn't ready yet so there are no beans available. We could stock more beans, but then we'd give up on freshness. And that's a no-no...
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