Breyting Community Roaster—affectionally referred to as “Breyting,” is designed to do one thing well—coffee fundraising. The roastery is managed by seasoned coffee professionals and change-makers. Together, we are devoted to harnessing the support of vast amounts of coffee drinkers into a support system for organizations and people pushing for a better society.

Since 2007, the roastery has partnered with wonderful organizations in the areas of environmental protection and conservation, education, economic development, social justice, human rights, public health, and animal rights.

We have two different coffee fundraising programs that community allies can use to support their missions. The first is our easy-to-implement online fundraiser, and the second is our traditional, more profitable wholesale fundraising program. Choose the one that best fits your needs.

Creating and applying guidelines that do not marginalize good causes can sometimes be a challenging task. For this reason, we look at every organization on an individual basis. However, as a rule, we seek to align our roastery with non-partisan partners that do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation. We look for philanthropic organizations that utilize a significant portion of their donated funds to accomplish their primary mission as opposed to administrative expenses. Any animal welfare organizations must not participate in breeding, entertainment, or exploitation of animals for profit.

Have a non-profit you want us to work with? Let us know at support@breyting.com.

How are non profits selected?

Our Breyting® coffee is available in one coffee box, including three unique roast levels and a decaf. Each roast level is comprised of coffees from a specific region.

 

Light roast = (Africa) Delicate, winey, and floral.
Medium roast = (South America) Organic, naturally sweet and clean, with a smooth nutty finish.
Dark roast = (Southeast Asia) Bold, earthy, herbal, and spicy.
Decaf Swiss Water® processed = Organic, rich, and smooth.

What does the coffee taste like?

Yes! Our Breyting coffee is available in three roast levels, and one decaf—each representing a distinct coffee from a specific region, farm, or lot. As often as possible, these coffees originate from a single farm. In some cases, a specific roast is a careful fusion of coffees that share the same cupping characteristics and originate from smallholding farms within a specific region.

Breyting LIGHT
Our light roast features high-altitude 1800 + MASL (meters above mean sea level) coffees from Africa: including Ethiopia, the Ivory Coast, Kenya, and Rwanda. The roasting style leans toward a shorter overall process, more delicate flavor development, and a drop temperature of 405-420 degrees. The process preserves much of the coffee’s natural sweetness, floral complexity, and creamy body, rendering a crisp, juicy cup that can be happily enjoyed with nothing added. 

Breyting MEDIUM
Our medium roast features medium-to-high altitude coffees from South America and Mesoamerica: including Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru. Medium altitude coffees tend to grow faster, and have larger, less-dense seeds, and feature a more immediate flavor profile. We generally find the sweet spot to be a medium length roasting technique, dropping at 425-435 degrees. The process highlights spice notes, artisanal chocolate, and hints of baked fruit—along with a smooth, long, nutty finish to the cup. The MEDIUM also works remarkably well as a shot of espresso. 

Breyting DARK
Our dark roasts are coffees from Southeast Asia, predominantly East Timor and Indonesia. Many areas in this region, especially the islands of Sumatra and Sulawesi, employ a signature processing technique called Giling Basah (or “wet hull”) to de-pulp the coffee cherries, resulting in a robust, earthy, full-bodied flavor with less acidity and sweetness. Roasting these coffees longer and darker tends to make them peak in complexity and really come into their own. We generally roast coffees from this region for 13-14 minutes with a drop temperature of 440-450 degrees. 

Breyting DECAF
Our decaf features only Swiss Water Processed (SWP) coffee beans, which uses no chemicals of any kind and leaves only trace elements of caffeine in the coffee. We roast our decaf to a medium/dark roast level with the same care and attention to detail as all of our coffees. 

Always organic: Our medium roast and decaf are either certified organic or come from a source that we know honor traditional farming practices, which do not use pesticides.

Not organic: Our light and dark roasts are often conventionally grown coffees. However, as advocates for pesticide-free, chemical fertilizer-free, and GMO-free foods, we continue to work with our farming partners and their suppliers to increase our intake of organic or pesticide-free coffees, while not marginalizing small-hold farmers.

Is the coffee pesticide free?

Yes. But we don’t do it alone; we work with a vibrant group of food activists, roasters, agronomists, tasters, and growers who donate their time to work with us to improve our taste profile(s) and supply chains. These incremental improvements have added up to an amazing cup of coffee and a well-managed roastery.

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