Ahh…the beloved cup of coffee. It warms us, wakes us, makes us human. For some, it is practically a limb. All coffees deserve our love, but there are only a few that deserve our respect. One Village Coffee - sustainably sourced, locally roasted and wonderfully fresh bean to brew - is just that kind of coffee.
“Everything we do pours out of our commitment to quality and stewardship,” says Jess Lyle, Marketing Specialist and Customer Support Coordinator for the Souderton, PA-based coffee roaster.
One Village has the distinction of being the first B-Corp certified coffee roaster and is Fair Trade and USDA Organic Certified. In order to meet that commitment One Village pays a premium of twenty cents more per pound, which in turn goes back to the growers. As of the end of 2017, the company has given back $100,000 in Fair Trade premium. In addition, all of the packaging for One Village Coffee is compostable and they have just invested in a Loring coffee roaster, one of the most sustainable and energy efficient on the market.
“We are very proud to be using this new roaster and we love the way the coffee tastes,” says Jess.
One Village sources its coffee beans from Africa, Latin America and the Asian Pacific region at peak season for each growing region. The company roasts both organic and non-organic varieties. Whether you are a coffee aficionado or just love it, Jess encourages everyone to sip slowly and really experience the flavors that are characteristic to each roast and area of the world. For example, Nomad is an Ethiopian coffee (that I coincidentally happened to be drinking when I interviewed Jess) with a sweetness and zest reminiscent of tropical punch.
“Nomad is our most exciting roast,” says Jess. “It’s fruity blend shines through whether it is hot, cold-brewed or iced.”
Jess says she loves getting feedback from customers about how they brew their coffee and what discoveries they have made when tasting. She says when you have exceptional coffee (like One Village) there’s no right or wrong when it comes what you like.
“A good cup of coffee should be for everyone,” she says.
Meet One Village Coffee Roasters at the Doylestown Food Market for a samplings on Saturday, May 18 from 10 am to 2 pm and Friday, May 31 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Get 20% off One Village products throughout the month of May.