Specializing in Freshly Roasted Organic coffee
This Premium hand picked, freshly roasted organic coffee cones from the highlands of Guatemala produce several of the world’s finest and most distinctive coffees. This roast features tones of dried fruit, plums, and blackberry with a round body. These coffee coops do amazing things when it comes to their coffee.
Unless you are going to parachute into Santa Cruz Barillas, you should plan for one of the longest coffee treks of your life. While many are familiar with Huehuetenango and the reputation of the coffee region, few have ventured to this isolated corner of Guatemala. Royal has gone many times over the years and we are proud to have been the first to import Fair Trade certified coffee from Asociación Barillense de Agricultores (ASOBAGRI). The spectacularly rugged terrain has served to preserve the indigenous heritage, distinct clothing, and dialects that can vary from one mountain ridge to the next. In this cultural oasis, ASOBAGRI has become an important bridge to the international coffee community. This cooperative is simply one of the most sophisticated and well organized in the world. With more than 1,400 members, spread across 80 communities, who cultivate and harvest their own coffee on small farms with their own micro-mills, ASOBAGRI has the enormous task of providing training and technical support that is appropriately tailored to the needs of the members. Strategies like using coffee pulp to make organic fertilizers reduces the transportation costs associated with purchasing fertilizer from afar, and at the same time, creates an abundant source of organic plant nutrition that ensures better yields and quality. Drying practices are also exquisitely uniform among members who use mobile raised beds that can be stacked and covered at night to protect the coffee and then unstacked and spread out during the day to dry the coffee in the sun. ASOBAGRI also has centralized warehouses to store dried parchment and a cupping lab where producers get immediate feedback.
We prefer it medium but it stands up well to a darker roast as well. Give it a shot today.
"Life is too short for BAD coffee!"
Dave "Papa" Jones
President and Roastmaster
Who Are We (Bowers Lake Coffee)?
We are an organic coffee roasting company located outside of Whitewater, WI near the nice, albeit small, Bowers Lake.Currently, there are Five of us (Family owned) involved in this roasting organic coffee business with one Master Roaster, Dave 'Papa' Jones, who has been roasting his own coffee for the last 25 years. We are veteran owned and operated meaning that 3 of us are Veterans (2 Army and 1 Navy) and the other 2 are veteran wives. In our opinion, the veteran wives are just as important to the military and are truly under appreciated.
Why Are the Owners of Bowers Lake Coffee Doing This?
We started this business because we are not impressed with most of the mass produced coffees that we see on the market today as well as some of the fair trade coffee that is in many non-roasting coffee shops and health food stores. This coffee that they are selling is mostly old and stale with a bitter aftertaste that does not please the palate.While we have only been around since the beginning of 2018, we have big plans for the future and you will see us around at some of the southern Wisconsin farmers markets, shows, and events.
Bowers Lake Coffee's Pledge to You
Our pledge to you is that our coffee will always be 100% organic, it will always be roasted upon your order and will never sit in our shop getting stale. Freshly roasted organic coffee will remain fresh for 3 weeks after roasting and can be frozen or placed in containers with a degassing valve to maintain the freshness for an even longer period of time.
Thanks for stopping by
Welcome to Bowers Lake Coffee. We look forward to servicing you with the freshest roasted organic coffee available today.
The Bowers Lake Coffee family team (Dave, Annette, David, Lee, & Valerie)
We are currently an online business. We also sell at some of our local farmers/city markets. check out our locations on our main website www.bowerslakecoffee.com.
Whitewater, WI 53190
Monday - Friday
9 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun