It starts with an impeccable selection of only the finest coffees from around the world. Our coffee beans are roasted in small batches and meticulously monitored during the highly sensitive roasting process, making the difference between ‘good coffee’ and that which reaches EXTRAORDINARY HEIGHTS IN FLAVOUR.
For over a decade, Down East Coffee has had a direct trade relationship with the Fiallos family of Nicaragua. Of rare quality, our Aroma Nica coffee beans produce great results when roasted brown, medium dark and black. Each type of roast offers distinct taste profiles and characteristics, all of which are delightful with exquisite aroma.
These coffees are produced traditionally in a community of small coffee growers in Nicaragua. All Aroma Nica varieties are grown under the shade canopy of the natural jungle without the use of herbicides and pesticides. The coffee is picked by hand to ensure the correct ripeness and uniformity of the cherry. Once harvested, there is no substitute like the mountain sun for drying the coffee beans. The Fiallos Family has a long history of coffee as their livelihood. Their community is pulled together by coffee, where women and men take pride in their expertise of the coffee production. We then take pride in roasting and sharing these wonderful Aroma Nica coffees with you.
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Ranging from light and delicate to deep and robust, our coffee blends are carefully created to give each one a unique flavour, warming the soul and inspiring the mind. With rich character and subtle nuances, our blends will please even the most discerning palates. Many blends honour Atlantic traditions and history and were named with the help of ‘le Centre d’études acadiennes – Université de Moncton’.
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Down East Coffee was the first roasting house in New Brunswick to be certified by Fair Trade Canada in 2002. We continue to source high quality organic and fair trade coffees from many different origins including chemical free Swiss Water Process decaffeinated beans.
Our organic fair trade coffee
Down East offers many single origin Class 1 speciality grade coffees from around the world.
African coffees, the exotics of the coffee world, distinguish themselves with a wine-flavoured acidity and wild, bittersweet notes which are quite unique and striking.
Coffees from Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, tend to be light to medium bodied with a bright, clean taste, their balance, lively flavour and intense aroma combine for a classic up of coffee with broad appeal.
Asian coffees are renowned for their rich, full flavour, heavy body and soft acidity. Indonesian coffees are some of the best in the world. Their smooth, syrupy finish makes them the choice of many coffee lovers.