Sustainable Is Good – April 07, 2008
Taylor Maid Farms is a small California-based company specializing in organic Fair Trade coffees and tea. The company’s products are available locally in the Bay Area and are sold nationwide.
Taylor Maid Farms coffees are sold to consumers in 10oz steel cans as opposed to foil plastic bags like most coffee companies these days are using.
The company feels steel is one of the most easily recycled metals and since all steel has some recycled content to it believes its packaging is the best environmental option.
At stores selling Taylor Maid Farms coffee the company encourages consumers to reuse their steel coffee cans.
Sustainable is Good Products tested several Taylor Maid Coffee blends.
The Rise and Shine blend is the perfect morning cup of coffee, soft and mellow -just ideal. Rise and Shine is a blend of Guatemala Huehuetenango and Sumatra Gayoland Organic coffees and delivers a full-flavored cup that is vibrant, rich and floral.
The second coffee we tried was Goat Rock Roast, named after the gigantic flat-topped rock on the coast in Jenner, California. Fans of Goat Rock Roast enjoy its big, bold flavors, with the sweet, rich tones that are too often lost in such dark roasts. It’s a full-bodied cup with hints of dark chocolate and a bit of spice at the finish.
Goat Rock Roast is a complex coffee blend and a real winner. If you like a darker coffee with layers of complexity this roast is an ideal choice.
Over all we found Taylor Maid Farms coffees to be of high quality with responsible eco-friendly packaging. The combination of quality and the attention to detail from this small coffee company make make their products hard to beat.