Fidalgo Fair Trade Coffee Roasters

October is Fair Trade Month!

What’s fair trade? The fair trade price is paid at origin by the importer to producers. Here’s a look at what happens behind the scenes with fair trade/organic coffee:  

The market is currently trading above the fair trade minimum for the first time in about five years. But let’s look at it from the fair trade minimum to get a picture of what it looks like for the producers:  

October 27, 2021
Choose Joy

Choose Joy

Joy is a short word that packs a lot of punch. Dictionary.com defines joy in this way: the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying.

October 01, 2021
Make it a September to Remember

Make it a September to Remember

Make it a “September to Remember” by ordering Fidalgo’s Organic Fall Harvest blend. We think you will be delighted with this medium-light roast coffee, full of character, featuring our fresh new crop of coffee from Honduras. Terrific crema as espresso. Tasting notes of caramel, stone fruit, and milk chocolate. Fidalgo’s seasonal Organic Fall Harvest blend is available for delivery to your doorstep through October.
Summertime is HERE!

Summertime is HERE!

It's Summer and at Fidalgo Coffee we share stories among team members who like to get out on the water, fishing or playing. Hiking trails from Artist Point, Cougar Mountain and all around Chuckanut mountain.
Fidalgo Food Pairings: Affogato

Fidalgo Food Pairings: Affogato

For this recipe we will be using one of our top selling coffees: Fidalgo's Sunset Blend - roasted skillfully to bring out notes of chocolate and brown sugar. 

Make sure your coffee is ground for espresso. The proper grind is crucial to a balanced and delicious shot of espresso. The texture your looking for is somewhere between powdered sugar and fine sand. If you aren't able to achieve this consistency at home, contact us and our team can grind your coffee on Fidalgo's commercial grinders.

9 Bar Coffee Review

9 Bar Coffee Review

Blind Assessment: Sweetly bright, deeply floral. Carnation, caramel, orange zest, pecan, golden raisin in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with brisk, lightly juicy acidity; viscous, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish centers around notes of carnation and pecan.
March 05, 2021
What Is Specialty Coffee?

What Is Specialty Coffee?

It means many things and has been a decades long conversation in our industry. I have written and talked about coffee beans as specialty by using the basics from SCAA standards. Here's my definition based on my experience as a member of the SCAA/SCA (Specialty Coffee Association): Specialty coffee is coffee that is free of primary defects in a 1-pound sample and with a notable taste. This definition best serves Fidalgo Coffee's needs and goals, but the story keeps going.
2021 Tulip Festival Blend is Here!

2021 Tulip Festival Blend is Here!

Spring into 2021 with our next seasonal coffee, Tulip Festival Blend! Roasted dark to bring out smooth, bold, and full notes. Certified Organic, Fair Trade, Shade Grown and Kosher. Available in 12 oz and 2 lb offerings. 
Finding a coffee your family can agree on shouldn’t be complicated

Finding a coffee your family can agree on shouldn’t be complicated

There’s already enough for families to debate these days. Beyond traditional subjects of religion and politics, my household now has a daily discussion around the amount of screen time allowed, when/why/who gets to leave the house and who gets to control the remote when we’re home. Sound familiar?

Life is complicated enough, let’s take one potential debate off the table:

 

Coffee Business in the Covid-19 Economy

Coffee Business in the Covid-19 Economy

2020 has brought a new series of hurdles for those working in the coffee & food industries. This has people questioning, has coffee consumption changed during the pandemic? Here are some interesting findings from the National Coffee Association's latest report:
Fidalgo Coffee Orange Spice Mocha

How to Make an Orange Spice Mocha

Cozy up this fall season with a warm and festive drink straight from the Fidalgo Coffee kitchen: Orange Spice Mocha!
Could 9 Bar Be Your Perfect Cup?

Could 9 Bar Be Your Perfect Cup?

As a coffee enthusiast, you may know about Coffee Review and their industry work. For those of you who are not familiar, Coffee Review conducts blind, expert cuppings of coffees from all over the world, and reports the findings in the form of 100-point reviews. This independent research team educates readers about coffee with in-depth tasting reports each month, themed around coffee origins, issues, and factors that influence coffee quality and character. The goal at Coffee Review is to point readers to the best coffees in the world that are available at any given time and to educate coffee drinkers, food service professionals, and the coffee trade with a trustworthy and easy-to-use guide based on objective, blind reviews, and cutting-edge reports.