We take pride that our coffee is not your typical cup of joe, We offer the very best Cameroonian coffee. Cameroon coffee is a relatively undiscovered and rare variety on the US market, but in very high demand on the European market. Our direct relationship with the farmers allows us to pay the farmers more for a product that has been through the most thorough and hands-on attention to detail and quality, while still keeping our own overhead costs low. By excluding the middle-man, we have established the opportunity to form a direct and sustainable trade with the farmers. Our model is built on buying directly from our farmers in Cameroon, importing to the United States where we roast our own product, and then selling directly to our customers, establishing personal and lasting relationships throughout the entire process and ensuring that we deliver the highest quality and personalized experience to everyone that we interface with.
Kuntz Coffee Company is a family owned, developed and operated company, with the origin of our coffee supported by family farmers and friends in Africa. We are dedicated to help the small farmers that we work with to produce and sell their production in the United States. We are building strong relationships with these farmers, and intend to help them increase their productivity with the use of biologic fertilizers, and help facilitate their certification as Organic growers. We are committed to always providing high quality beans to our customers, and are involved in every stage of production, transformation, storage, and exportation to the USA. Our goal as micro-roasters is to further exemplify the hard work and dedication that farmers have placed into each coffee bean, ensuring that we preserve the flavor so carefully crafted from the very beginning of each coffee bud.
Since coffee's origin in the 9th century in Ethiopia, coffee has held a certain mystique and powerful aura, eventually becoming an object of worldwide unity, providing a sense of community and "coffee culture". Over the years, coffee went through much controversy, with periods of attempted prohibition by government and religious authorities in the early 16th century with it's rapid spread and popularization. Eventually, coffee became such highly demanded in the Dutch trading industry, that it was smuggled from countries of origin, shared with other countries as gifts, and spread worldwide from the Eastern to Western World on voyages of new discovery and trade. In modern times, this respected bean has become a gathering point for our society. A type of product that produces a sense of sharing and gathering, amongst people from all walks of life. Despite the tumultuous, controversial, and mysterious past of the coffee bean, it now establishes a sense of community and unity in local communities and worldwide.
Fun facts about coffee
1Before coffee caught on in the US in the 1700s, beer was breakfast drink of choice. Which is only slightly less awesome.
29th-century Ethiopian goat herder discovered coffee by accident when he noticed how crazy the beans were making his goats.
3Espresso is regulated by the Italian government because it is considered an essential part of their daily life... Yes, that's right
4A French doctor in the 1600s suggested Cafe Au Laits for patients, inspiring people to begin adding milk to coffee.