We know how much you care about your cup of coffee. That's why we're proud to brew premium coffees from Buffalo & Spring using the finest Arabica beans, and in doing so, supporting coffee farmers worldwide.
Beans, Beans, Beans!
Who is Behind the Label?
About our Cup
Earth Song™ is a blend of 100% Organic Fair Trade Certified™ beans from several coffee growing communities throughout the world. It is light roasted, with a medium body and full, bright floral acidity.
Beija Flor, named after the hummingbird has its origin in Central and South America. Beija Flor is a mild roast with a medium body and clean citric accents.
100% Colombian Supremo which originates in the Southwest region of Colombia, is a moderate roast with a medium body and full bright sparkling aroma offering unsurpassed consistency with a clean acidity and a smooth, delightful finish.
Marseilles French Roast originates in the coffee growing region of Central and South America. It has an intense roast with an intense body full of aroma offering pleasing sweet caramel notes.
Colombian Swiss Water Process decaffeinated coffee has its origin in coffee growing regions of Colombia, and is a moderate roast with a medium body, a bright sparkling aroma, and unsurpassed consistency with pure acidity and a silky, delightful aftertaste.
Cayman Caribbean blend comes from the islands in the Caribbean Sea and the Dominican Republic. It is a moderate roast, full bodied, and full of aroma with mellow floral notes, resulting in a one-of-a-kind sweet finish.
Shock ™ energy Blend coffee is a hyper-caffeinated mix of Arabica and Robusta beans blended using highly caffeinated beans to deliver approximately 50% more caffeine in one cup of coffee.
We also offer four flavors of cappuccino and premium hot chocolate, iced coffee, iced tea (sweet and unsweetened), and hot tea.
By choosing a Fair Trade Certified™ coffee, we’ve committed to supporting coffee growing farmers, families and communities. Fair Trade Certified™ means that the beans are grown based on principles of sustainable growth and fairness to farmers, who receive a higher portion of the profits from the sale of the beans they grow and harvest.
Beans, Beans, Beans!
Buffalo & spring Coffee’s are made using only the finest Arabica beans.
There are two basic categories into which all species of coffee trees can be sorted. This division into two large categories is useful for understanding the difference between a gourmet cup of coffee and an ordinary cup. High quality blends consist of 100% Arabica beans. Lower quality, cheaper blends may have some proportion of Robusta beans, or they may consist entirely of Robusta. Arabica beans produce a superior taste in the cup, being more flavorful and complex than their Robusta counterparts. Robusta beans tend to produce a more bitter brew, with a musty flavor and less body. This distinction being made, you can see why high quality coffees should consist of 100% Arabica beans.
Arabica trees require about four to five years to produce any fruit. Arabica beans grow more slowly than Robusta but demand a higher price on the coffee commodity marker. They are more limited in terms of where they can be grown, demanding a very precise temperature range and annual rainfall. They tend to do best and produce the best bean, at higher altitudes. In fact, high altitude beans carry an extra premium because they are thought to contain more of the substances that make coffee so complexly flavorful than beans grown at lower altitudes. Perhaps this is because they grow more slowly the higher up the mountain they are planted.
Varieties of Arabica beans are grown all over the world and the different flavor characteristics produced by each growing region are distinctive. Flavor can vary within a growing region due to factors such as weather, altitude, soil type, soil richness and whether there are shade trees on the finca (or coffee plantation). In addition, a coffee’s flavor can be affected by the processing methods used to separate the beans from the fruit. It is these varietal characteristics of the Arabica bean that makes it such sought after product and many of the finer small roasters cup (that is , roast and taste) batches of coffee before purchasing it. For all of these reasons, the Arabica bean is good coffee.
Who is Behind the Label?
TransFair USA, a non-profit organization, is the only independent US certifier of Fair Trade products. Their rigorous audit system, which tracks products from farm to market, verifies industry and farmer compliance with Fair Trade criteria. TransFair authorizes companies to display the Fair Trade Certified label on products that meet this high standard. They are part of a global certification network with a 15 year history of success in over 60 countries and US businesses, while empowering consumers to change the world through their purchasing decisions.
In addition, we support Coffee Kids®, an organization that seeks to improve the quality of life for coffee farming families around the world. This is through a direct pledge tied to the number of pounds of Buffalo & Spring coffee purchased.
At High’s, we respect the coffee growers and their need to earn a fair wage to support their families. In addition, we recognize that good environmental stewardship at both farm and processing centers ensures the continuation of many of these family farms. We’re excited about the opportunity to support a Fair Trade Certified™ coffee as well as an organization like Coffee Kids®, and we hope you will be too.
High’s Buffalo & Spring® program uses Insulair’s EcoSmart™ cups.
Make the world a little “greener” with your cup choice.
Benefits of the Insulair EcoSmart™ Cup:
- Three-layer construction designed for built-in thermal insulation
- No costly sleeves or double cupping required
- Contains an insulating middle layer that is 99% post consumer recycled paper
- The total cup contains a minimum of 12 % post consumer recycled paper
- All paper content (no foam) materials says “quality” to consumers and “friendly” to the environment