Sign outside 1000 Faces coffee company in Athens, Ga., on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Bags of Coffee beans from Kenya, El Salvador and Peru sit at 1000 Faces in Athens, Ga., on Wednesday, Janurary 25, 2012. 1000 Faces works closely with coffee growers from these countries to ensure they only pick the highest level coffee beans and then brew them locally in smaller batches to enhance taste. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Christine White places labels on bags that will be filled with ground coffee then sent to buyers at 1000 Faces coffee compnay in Athens, Ga., on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. 1000 Faces works personally with growers from around the world to ensure they pick only the most satisfactory coffee beans, then roast the beans locally and in small batches to enhance flavor. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Freshly roasted coffee beans drop out of the roaster at 1000 Faces in Athens, Ga., on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. 1000 Faces works personally with growers from all over the world to ensure they pick only the most satisfactory coffee beans, then roast the beans locally and in smaller batches to enhance flavor. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Jess Snyder checks the roasting coffee beans at 1000 Faces coffee company in Athens, Ga., on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. 1000 Faces works personally with growers from around the world and ensures they only pick the most satisfactory coffee beans, then roasts the beans locally and in smaller batches to enhance taste. (©Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Jess Snyder checks the roasting coffee beans at 1000 Faces coffee company in Athens, Ga., on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. 1000 Faces works personally with growers from around the world and ensures they only pick the most satisfactory coffee beans, then roasts the beans locally and in smaller batches to enhance taste. (©Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

A coffee cup and bag of ground coffee at 1000 Faces in Athens, Ga., on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Jess Snyder measures the amount of time and temperature needed to roast the coffee beans at 1000 Faces in Athens, Ga., on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. 1000 Faces roasts their coffee beans locally at specific temperatures and times based on the beans origin and characteristics to enhance flavor of the coffee. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

1000 Faces coffee in Athens, Ga., lets you have your cup of coffee and feel good about it too. 1000 Faces, a local coffee roasting company, sells a variety of blends of coffees from countries such as New Guinea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Brazil, Costa Rica, and more. 1000 Faces works closely with growers to ensure they only pick the coffee berries, also called drupes, that are top notch in quality. These coffee berries contain the traditional coffee bean, which when roasted and ground, makes coffee. According to Jess Snyder, an employee at 1000 Faces, other coffee companies strip all the berries from the plants, regardless of quality. 1000 Faces pays farmers to pick only quality berries, and in the process cause less harm to the environment. Better deal for the farmers, and better quality coffee, to please your conscience and your taste buds!

1000 Faces roasts their coffee locally, in small batches, to enhance flavor and perfect roasting time. This process, called profile roasting, measures the exact time and temperature that suits each specific type of coffee. By utilizing profile roasting, 1000 Faces makes sure your coffee beans reach their peak flavor. Not only do they take the time and effort to nurture their beans in the roasting process, but they also ship the ground coffee to buyers within 12 hours, so your coffee is as fresh as possible.

This local coffee company offers a variety of coffee flavors based on season. Many of their growers are regulars, so you can count on their coffee coming back every year. Their website, www.1000Facescoffee.com, encourages questions about their brewing process and where their beans come from. The website allows you to browse through the coffee flavors they offer and view details such as the farm, producer, region, country, and even the altitude and coordinates at which the farm is located. You can even order straight from their website and they will ship the coffee individually to you the next day after roasting. 1000 Faces gives the consumer control to be educated about where their coffee comes from and how it’s made, while supporting a local business. What could be better? Other than a steaming cup of delicious coffee, perhaps.

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