What is the Foundry?
The Foundry Coffee Roasting Co. is a farm-to-cup specialty coffee roasting company based in Huntsville, Al. They source green coffee which positively impacts the farm communities and empowers them to serve a responsible cup, and they roast on the first, AND ONLY, commercial zero-emissions coffee roaster. There is a story to share about the farmer behind every cup, and every coffee they sell is traceable to its place of origin. They partner with incredible importers and green buyers who travel to origin to develop direct relationships with farmers so that they can provide you access to the people who grow the coffee and share their stories on their online marketplace. You can learn about the farm, family, and operation, as well as what they care about when it comes to their own business on The Foundry's website.
Fruity, Orange, and Brown Sugar
8oz ground | Light Roast
This coffee is sweet, juicy, and has a touch of savoriness. This is a premium coffee is with a unqiue process. Cherries are hand-picked and carefully checked for uniformity; it must be red and fully ripe which allows for the correct balance of sugar and acid within the cherry. This selected cherry is then pulped on the day of picking. A fermentation process follows, a period of three days broken every 24 hours by washing – but unlike many other coffees, the Bunum Wo process follows this by total immersion in water for a further day. This balances the flavors. After sun-drying, the coffees are carefully conditioned for 21 days. Next the coffee goes through the process of destoning, hulling, grading, densitometric sorting, color sorting, and finally hand sorting. The coffees are then meticulously graded, roasted, and cupped by their quality control team.
Farm Story: Soil and water conservation is a priority on the estate and it is bird and eco-friendly. They employ a medium density shade strategy, using two types of shade trees. This promotes even ripening of coffee cherries and provides habitat for at least 90 species of birds.