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24 Apr 2015

We’ve told you the basics, but we know you probably have more questions. Here are our answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you don’t see the information you’re looking for, drop us a line at info@ justuscoffee.com and we’d be happy to answer your question directly.

Why have you removed the zipper closure?

This zipper has been an annoyance of many customers over the years. Particularly those customers who purchase ground coffee from us. The coffee particles always get stuck in the channel of the zipper and prevent closure.

Additionally, industry knowledge of coffee has improved over the past 8-10 years and we now know that sealing the bag does not preserve freshness. As soon as you open a bag of coffee oxygen enters the bag, reacts with the coffee, and the staling process begins to accelerate.

Lastly, it’s an expensive addition that doesn...

21 Apr 2015
We have a big announcement to make. We’ve been working on a top-secret project for well over a year and we’re so excited to finally share the results with you! It’s been a grueling (we actually can’t believe how much hard work was involved) process that has taken great...
05 Mar 2015
Two years ago, Just Us! had no relationships in El Salvador and our partnership with Prodecoop in Nicaragua was rather distant and impersonal. Today things are different. We have now purchased 2 harvests from ACPROA in El Salvador that have gone into our Cradle of Peace and Project: Trifinio...
17 Feb 2015
In our last blog, we reported on how the San Antonio cooperative is responding to difficult circumstances by analyzing their vulnerabilities and taking concrete steps to improve.  One area of their focus is the health of their farms.  Another is the participation of women in their...
23 Jan 2015
It’s exciting to see the determination of the San Antonio cooperative in Nicaragua, even during a time when they’ve lost up to 80% of their coffee production due to the devastating fungus, Rust.  Their determination is being supported and enabled by the Just Us! Rust Recovery...
06 Jan 2015
A spirit of pride and optimism was palpable when we visited the Luis Alberto Vásquez cooperative in Nicaragua.  The members of this small co-op work collectively on one large farm and the entire community, including 40 youth, has rallied around the effort to eradicate coffee rust from...