What is low acid coffee?
Simpatico Low Acid Coffee starts by selecting the best coffee beans from the right community owned fincas (ranches), having it carefully sorted, and then roasting it to exact standards in our high-tech roaster. Shade grown coffee beans are naturally low acid, and our unique roasting process further reduces acidity. Unlike some of our competition, Simpatico Low Acid Coffee is 100% coffee and 100% natural—always has been and forever shall be!
How low acid is your coffee?
The higher the ph level the lower the acid. So, in this case, we want a high number to show how low in acid we are (I know - completely counter-intutitive, but what can you do?) Our Dark Roast tested at a ph of 5.91 and our Medium Roast tested at a ph of 5.75. This makes us some of the lowest acid coffees on the market. Of course, coffee is a natural, organic product, so there can be small fluctuations in that number.
Do you carry organic coffee?
All of our Mexican coffee growers have pledged to be pesticide free, herbicide free, and synthetic fertilizer free. They can do this because the coffee we purchase is wild grown. When we say wild grown, we mean WILD GROWN. Simpatico Coffee is shade grown under the natural forest canopy. This keeps the entire wild ecosystem intact. This also preserves the natural balance of beneficial insects and birds that keep the bad insects at bay. The indigenous forests that surround the trees keep weeds in check and provide natural fertilizers. So why isn't Simpatico certified organic coffee? The biggest reason is because it isn't possible in Mexico to certify a wild crop. Secondly, we deal with small communities who collectively harvest wild hillsides (it's literally a community-wide industry). No one actually “owns” the land, so organic certification is technically impossible.
How is your Decaf processed?
Simpatico roasts the best tasting decaf coffee using the Mountain Water Processing method (yes, this means only water is used to decaffeinate the coffee).
Do you sell pods for single cup brewers?
No. While we understand that pod systems are popular, we object to the amount of non recyclable waste they produce. We are happy to grind the coffee so you can take advantage of a reusable pod for your machine of choice.
Can I buy a gift card?
If you would like to buy a gift card we would be happy to help you. Please contact us at 616-953-0534.
Do you ship internationally?
Please be aware it almost always costs more to ship the coffee than the cost for the coffee itself. Please contact us by phone at 616-953-0534 if you are interested in paying for international shipping.
How Was Simpatico Low Acid Coffee Certified?
In 2011 Simpatico Coffee partnered with the Department of Food Science at Michigan State University in order to certify our special product line of Low Acid Coffees. Simpatico Low Acid Coffees are consistently ranked as the best tasting Low Acid Coffees in the world.