Combs' Coffee -
We are a specialty tea and coffee importer, licensed CQI/SCAA Q-Grader, roastery/café & chocolatier. We are committed to conducting business in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner. From both the sourcing side as well as our daily operation: for example, our specialty tea and coffee farmers are paid well above fair trade for each lot. Check out this article from Roast Magazine in regard to our efforts on the service side: http://dailycoffeenews.com/2017/03/07/alabamas-ohenrys-and-texas-combs-each-make-major-solar-moves/
What started out as casual communal tea and coffee breaks at the office, coupled with the ubiquity of poor quality coffee, grew into a quest to find the smoothest, richest tea and coffee imaginable. We eventually spent our vacation time scouring the volcanic mountains and local markets of East Africa and Central America for the best specialty coffee and tea. Our obsession to find great specialty coffee and tea eventually intersected with our passion for renewable energy and overall sustainability--now we can't imagine any other way!
Our mission is simple: provide our customers with the freshest, single origin coffee, cacao and tea imaginable; while consciously minimizing our environmental impact. We import our tea directly from the: Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings (a smallholder owned organization in Kenya)--they're fantastic at: marketing & educating (both farmers and their children), as well as sustaining hundreds of thousands of small-scale farms throughout Kenya. We also source and roast our own specialty-grade coffee and cacao at our roastery and café in Corinth, Texas, using one of the only solar powered, small-batch coffee and cacao roasters in the world. Likewise our farmers receive well over 100% more per-pound than the average fair trade farmer.
We work with several unique estates and micro-mills to buy micro-lots of various varietals and processing methods in: Africa, Asia and Central America as they become available.
We greatly appreciate all of the work that goes into cultivating tea, cacao and coffee and thoroughly enjoy pouring over every detail, from the ripe cherry to the last delicious drop. We hope that our efforts are reflected in every gram of tea, chocolate and coffee that we serve!
Feel free to reach out if have any questions or suggestions in regard to any of our products or services.