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Coffee the Way Nature Intended.™
Cafe Altura coffees are organically grown at altitudes above 3000 feet on small family owned farms from around the world. The coffee tree grows according to its natural cycle, without the use of harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides. By employing companion planting, compost and shade trees, our farmers create a balanced, healthy and self-sustaining growing environment that replenishes the topsoil and provides a winter home to any species of migratory birds. Cafe Altura buys from the same farms each year to insure the integrity and quality of our coffees. Special harvesting selects ripened cherries washed in rainwater, sun dried, hand sorted, then air-roasted for a rich, smooth taste.
A Story As Old As The Land...
When Coffee was discovered a thousand years ago, it was a preciously guarded secret, so valuable the beans were used as currency. In 1980, a group of coffee lovers in Ojai, California heard of a family farm in the mountains of Mexico which grew coffee naturally, the same way it had been when first found in the wilds. Setting off on an adventure, our coffee lovers found a place where self-sustaining agriculture produced a smooth and aromatic coffee with no trace of bitterness. They came back and started Cafe Altura, the original organic coffee, so you can taste coffee the way nature intended.