One Line Coffee: June 2017
One Line Coffee has been one of our absolute favorite roasters to work with in the time of our guest roaster program at Arrow Coffee. We are excited to welcome One Line Coffee back onto our bar for the 3rd time!
Dream. Plant. Cultivate. Harvest. Roast. Share.
One of the main pillars of our guest roaster program is to offer our customers incredible coffee, that they might not be able to regularly try. Based out of Ohio, One Line started with a question: "How Can We Get Better Coffee?"
To us, and them, this obviously means the taste, but it means so much more than that. If all parts of a supply chain aren’t beneficial to all the people and land involved, then the end product is not sustainable. that’s it. simple as that.
When OLC began sourcing and roasting, they were looking for coffees that could be traced back to a single mill, or farm or cooperative. They believed that if they could trace this coffee back, they knew that the farmer was being treated ethically, and being paid fairly for their labor. It sounds simple enough, but its not always that simple unfortunately. What this means to OLC is that they travel direct to origin as often as possible. They try to verify that the farmer was paid for their labor, that the mill workers were paid for their labor, and that the pickers were compensated for their labor as well. This is why traveling to origin is so important. Secondly, if they are unable to visit the origin, they rely on the relationships that they have built with importers to insure that these practices are in place.
Yes. At the end of the day it is just coffee. Its some beans from a fruit that we grind and pour water over, but its also more than that. Its other humans livelihoods, and if we are going to consume, and grow as consumers we want to make sure that we are thinking about our consumption habits.
At the end of the day, we want to make you feel good about the coffee you drink. we want you to know that everyone involved, from worker to farmer to miller to roaster, produced your coffee in a sustainable way, and will continue to do so for years to come.
We want you to know that the money you spent on your coffee made everyone’s lives a little bit better.
Remember, by purchasing this coffee, you are just as much a part of this chain as we are.