We are an artisan coffee roaster in Northern
California. We buy from small farms and cooperatives around the world and our
family run company is committed to sustainability. Find out where to buy our coffee or visit our online store.
Enticing notes of caramel and rich milk chocolate are
complemented by hints of sweet citrus. Created by our Roastmaster,
Jacob Long, this blend is especially well-suited for straight shots
of the Earth and save honey bees with every sip of your light
roast coffee. FOE has been working diligently for almost fifty
years to create environmental reform in governments across the
Purchase our Bee Bold Thanksgiving Coffee, and help us save
honey bees through the Bee Bold Campaign from Friends of the
Help us save honey bees!
“Upsetter” is our light roast blend for Friends of the Earth.
Created by our Roastmaster, Jacob Long, this blend for the espresso
cafes we supply here in Northern California. What we wanted was a
coffee blend with a soft acidity, and the sweetness of plums and
So, we went to one of our favorite Nicaraguan cooperatives,
SOPPEXCCA for the base. It is a sweet coffee, very forward on the
palate, and it’s acidity is not bright or citric like most great
coffees, making it, perhaps, out of balance, but perfect for
creating “Upsetter”. We married it to a fruity “dry process
Ethiopian coffee from the Yirgacheffe region to give us the mellow
berry notes and between those two coffees you have the secret to
75% of the blend.
This coffee pairs well with delicate foods especially egg based
breakfasts and afternoon desserts.
For those who have an espresso machine, it makes a beautiful
espresso that turns a latte into a hot milkshake if you steam the
*Milk has lactic acid as a major component. Heating milk
converts lactic acid into lactose (dairy sugar). Steamed properly,
the milk foam is sweet. With a double shot of Upsetter Espresso it
becomes a wonderfully delightful latte, without the carbony notes
to spoil the coffee flavor.
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