Big Medicine Ranch Coffee Share
Add freshly roasted coffee to your share of vegetables!
New for 2016! We're bringing you the best coffee in town from our farmer friends and coffee roasters at Big Medicine Ranch in Ellsworth, MI. Tom and Jen Zawistowski of Big Medicine Ranch are passionate about coffee; each single-origin variety comes from a source that has been verified of certified organic or sustainable growing practices. These beans are roasted with care to highlight each variety's unique characteristics, traits that arise from the soil, shade levels, and surroundings where the coffee was raised. Big Medicine Ranch pays attention to all the nuances of sourcing and roasting to bring you a perfect cup of coffee.
The CSA coffee share will feature coffees from Guatemala, Costa Rica, Congo, Sumatra, Bali, and more! In accordance with our own growing standards, these coffees will come from farms and COOPS that are managed by some key sustainability leaders including Fair Trade USA and the Rainforest Alliance.
Coffee Share FAQs:
What can I expect each week?
Sign up for the coffee share program along with your vegetable CSA share, and you will receive a 12 oz bag of whole bean, locally roasted coffee with your share of vegetables each week at your preferred pick-up location. The coffee variety you receive will vary weekly.
What coffees will I be receiving?
We are pleased to offer a variety of coffees for you to experience throughout the share. Below are descriptions of some of the coffees you will enjoy.
Balinese Blue Moon – an exotic, syrupy coffee with hints of chocolate, vanilla, licorice and spice. Full bodied, low acidity.
Sumatra – a robust, sweet, full bodied coffee with chocolate notes high grown in the southern volcanic region.
Congo Lake Kivu – a Single Tree Bourbon variety, full bodied, balanced acidity, fruit, citrus, chocolate, plums, grapes…a complex coffee with endless flavors. Farmer Rachel's favorite!
Costa Rica La Amistad – from the Talamanca Mountain Range, a milder cup with soft fruit notes, milk chocolate and medium acidity.
Guatemala Finca Bourbon – a flavorful cup with caramel, chocolate and berry notes. Farmer John's favorite!
What are the coffee share costs?
We offer two coffee share sessions, both with weekly and biweekly options, to complement our Vegetable CSA shares.
20 Week Coffee Share, Weekly: A 20 week weekly share costs $200 and runs from June 9th to October 20th. You'll receive a bag of coffee each week.
20 Week Coffee Share, Biweekly : A 20 week biweekly share costs $100 and runs from June 9th to October 20th. You'll receive a bag of coffee every other week.
10 Week Coffee Share, Weekly: A 10 week weekly session share costs $100 and runs from June 30th to September 1st. You'll receive a bag of coffee each week.
10 Week Coffee Share, Biweekly: A 10 week biweekly session share costs $50 and runs from June 30th to September 1st.You'll receive a bag of coffee every other week.
Payment: Your payment may be in cash, check or credit/debit card before the season starts (any time before May 1st).
Interested? Email Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 231-388-3737 to reserve your coffee share!