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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are Your Coffees and Teas Kosher?

Each of our coffees and teas holds a Kosher Check Certification awarded through a registered and approved FDA facility that adheres to sustainable practices. The certification process includes a tour of the facility by a qualified Rabbi as well as a review and approval by the Rabbinical Council.

We strive for our products to be accessible to everyone, and with almost 80% of all kosher food sales being purchased by individuals who don’t adhere to a "Traditional" Jewish diet, we pride ourselves on a level of  quality that adheres to these certifications.

Is Your Coffee and Tea Certified Organic?

All of our coffees and teas are certified organic. The FDA registered and approved facility in which our coffees and teas are processed in has earned a USDA Organic Certification as well as a Fair Trade Certification.

These certifications indicate that our products follow the guidelines as explained under the USDA Organic Regulations, as well as those set by Fair Trade USA to put people and the planet at the forefront of our operation.

How Much Caffeine is in Your Coffee?

The average amount of caffeine in any 8oz cup of brewed coffee is between 80 and 100mg. Each of our coffee beans, roasts, and blends will have a slight variation in caffeine content, but most of our coffees will fall within this range.

The outlier to this is our Max Caf House Blend Coffee. With a mix of Arabica beans from Tanzania and Robusta beans from India, this coffee offers an extra boost when you need it

What Types of Coffee Do You Offer?

We offer a variety of single-origin coffees in light, medium, and dark roasts, as well as several coffee blends. Our three custom blend coffees include the Six Bean Espresso Custom Blend Dark Roast, the Max Caf House Blend Medium Light Roast, and the Cold Brew Medium Roast.

All coffees are available as whole beans or ground coffee, each of which can be ordered in a 12oz or 5lb bag.

Is Your Coffee Nut Free and Gluten Free?

On its own, coffee is naturally nut free and gluten free and safe for those with these dietary restrictions to consume. Each of our coffees, including our coffee blends, is made without any additives or artificial ingredients, just 100% coffee.

Can I Buy Your Coffee in Bulk?

There are several ways to buy our coffee in bulk.

 For those who want to stock up on a selection of their favorites, we offer each of our coffee beans in a large 5 lb. bag, as well as coffee and tea bundles with some of our most popular varieties. 

Customers can find bulk orders of our Bali Blue Single Origin and the Tanzania Single Origin Coffee blends at the sustainable grocery store Mason and Green. Everyday People Coffee & Tea products are also available at several online and brick and mortar retailers, including:

  • Amazon
  • Bubble
  • DashMart
  • Mason and Green
  • SnackMagic
  • Spinn
  • Steadfast Supply
  • Verishop

Subscriptions are available for anyone who wants a steady supply of coffee. Available coffee subscription options include the following:

  • Bi-weekly
  • One Month
  • Three Month
  • Six Month

 Subscriptions are also available for our selection of teas. Available tea subscription options include the following:

  • Bi-weekly
  • Three Month
  • Six Month

Do You Offer Wholesale?

We’re excited to offer wholesale options for businesses interested in serving our coffee. To inquire further, please submit a Wholesale Application Request and we’ll get in touch.

What is a Pour Over?

The pour over is a coffee brewing method that’s perfect for making one or two cups at a time. Ground coffee is held in a filter and brewed directly into a cup or pitcher as hot water is poured over it.

Though the method is simple, it does take a bit of skill to perfect. With a method to pouring the water and to choosing the right combination of tools for your preferred taste, the pour over method allows for a customizable experience that’s ideal for those who truly want to savor their cup of joe.

Making a great cup of coffee using the pour over method involves pouring the water onto the grounds in a steady stream. This constant pressure will agitate the grounds, activating the oils in them and bringing forward a bolder taste and smell.

You’ll also want to choose a filter that will catch the oils as they’re released from the grounds. This allows them to give off their flavor without adding an unpleasant mouthfeel or acidity bitterness to the final drink.

With a delicious cup of coffee poured and ready to drink, the final step is simply to sip and enjoy!

What is a Pour Over Drip Kit?

A pour over kit is the easiest way to make delicious pour over coffee. Our Bali Blue Single Origin Single Serve Pour Over Kit includes 10 packets of our most popular ground coffee. With just a few simple steps, you can enjoy the bold flavor of this single origin coffee that was grown in rich volcanic soils and has a blue tint before being roasted.

  1. Heat your water to 200 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Open the single serve packet and secure the white hangers to your cup
  3. Carefully pour water into the filter in several circular motions.
  4. Dispose of your kit and enjoy your coffee!

Our single serve pour over kits are great for camping, outings, or as a quick and easy way to make a cup first thing in the morning.

What Types of Coffee Beans Do We Use?

Our selection of single-origin coffees are made with beans that have been ethically sourced and sustainably grown, with each variety coming from in a single geographical region.

Our selection includes the following coffees, each of which is roasted to order:

  • Bali Blue Medium Dark Roast
  • Costa Rica Medium Roast
  • Ethiopia Natural Medium Light Roast
  • Guatemala Medium Roast
  • Honduras Medium Dark Roast
  • Papua New Guinea Medium Roast
  • Peru Medium Roast
  • Peru Medium Roast Decaf
  • Tanzania Medium Light Roast
  • Uganda Sipi Falls Medium Roast
  • Whiskey Barrel aged Medium Roast

 Are Your Products Biodegradable?

All shipping products used by Everyday People Coffee & Tea are made from sustainable recyclable materials made in the USA. 

How is Your Coffee Ethically Sourced?

We pride ourselves on ethical and sustainable operations. 95% of all of our single origin coffees and teas are sourced directly from the farmers who grow them. By going directly to the source, we’re able to support the livelihood of the workers in the trade while also helping them grow in the industry.

All of our coffee is sustainably grown, then roasted in the USA in small batches. Each of our coffees has also earned a Kosher Check Certification, a USDA Organic Certification, and a Fair Trade Certification.

How Should I Store My Coffee?

The key to keeping your coffee fresh and delicious is to avoid any air, heat, light, and moisture that will compromise the freshness and flavor. Coffee beans absorb moisture, so it’s crucial to keep them in an airtight container and stored in a cool place. Sunshine can also compromise the flavor, so it’s best to keep beans in an opaque container that’s stored out of the sun and away from heat.

Another method to keeping coffee fresh longer is to freeze it, though there are mixed feelings on whether this is the best method. While it can extend the life of your coffee, it also takes caution to do it correctly.

The most important thing is to not let air or moisture into the coffee. Be sure to always use an airtight container and to only remove a small amount at a time, returning the rest before condensation can form on the frozen coffee.

 How Long Will My Coffee Last?

How long coffee lasts depends on how well it’s stored. If the package remains sealed, coffee can stay fresh until the best buy date. Once opened, coffee can stay fresh for approximately 1 to 3 weeks, when stored properly.

Brewed black coffee can also last for some time, though how and where it’s stored can make a difference on the exact length of time. Dry coffee generally stays fresh longer than brewed coffee, so we recommend making only as much as you will use in the immediate future.

Coffee stored in an airtight container in the freezer can be stored for up to 4 months. If coffee is stored longer, it may taste stale and deteriorate in quality.

While coffee tends to only deteriorate in quality rather than become dangerous to consume, it is absorbent and has the potential to grow mold. If moisture gets into your dry coffee, it’s best to discard it.

What are Your Nutritional Facts?

All of our coffees and teas are made without any fillers, additives, or artificial ingredients. While coffee is the only ingredient in any of our ground or whole bean single origin coffees and blends, the ingredients for each of our tea varieties are clearly listed on the front of each package.

Coffee and tea have no notable calorie content, nor do they contain any macro nutrients such as fat, carbohydrates, or protein. Any micronutrients, including vitamins and minerals, will vary by product based on the herbal and botanical ingredients included in the blend.

What’s in Your Tea?

Our teas are made with tea leaves grown under the 98%+ Ethical Tea Partnership, as well as various organics such as fruits, seeds, flowers, and other natural flavors.

What Does “Direct Trade” Mean?

Direct trade is a form of sourcing that cuts out the middleman. It allows retailers, such as Everyday People Coffee & Tea, to establish relationships directly with the farmers who grow our products.

This eliminates the need for a long supply chain with importers and exporters, allowing us to return more of the profits to the farmers.

 It also allows us to be part of the entire process, ensuring that each of our products meets the standards of quality that we put forth.

By establishing a sustainable system, we know that we only receive the finest coffee and tea while simultaneously helping farmers grow and build their livelihood.

How Much Caffeine is in Tea?

The amount of caffeine in tea is based on the type of tea leaf, the amount of tea used per cup, how long the tea is brewed, and the temperature of the water used to brew the tea.

As a rule, broken tea leaves will produce a stronger cup than whole tea leaves. More tea will also produce a higher caffeine content, as will a longer brewing time and higher water temperatures. However, this doesn’t apply the same to cold brew teas or coffees, as these recipes call for more tea and a longer extraction time, resulting in an end product with more caffeine than the average hot brewed cup.  

Different types of tea also have different amounts of caffeine. Black and green teas have around 50-80mg of caffeine per 8oz cup, which is approximately 1/3 to ½ of the amount of caffeine in an 8oz cup of coffee. Matcha tea usually comes in powder form and tends to be the strongest with an average of 60-90mg per 2 gram serving.

Both green and matcha teas also have natural properties that counteract some of the negative effects that come from caffeine, which is where the myth that green tea has less caffeine stemmed from.

Herbal teas that aren’t made with tea leaves from the Camellia Sinensis plant are caffeine free. This is because the herbals such as chamomile, ginger, and peppermint, don’t naturally contain any caffeine.

What’s The Expiration Date for Your Coffee and Tea Products?

For dried goods like coffee and tea, the life of the product depends on how it is stored. They will last longest when stored in a cool and dry place that’s out of direct sunlight, and they only spoil if they get wet. They don’t expire otherwise, but they will lose their potency with time.

Since coffee doesn’t technically expire, it’s safe to consume old coffee that has been stored properly. The only time coffee really goes bad is when it gets wet, at which point it can also develop mold. There are, however, approximate time frames in which coffee is best used before it loses its freshness and flavor.

Whole coffee beans last the longest, remaining fresh for about 3 to 4 weeks. For the best possible brew, we suggest buying your coffee as whole beans and only grinding as much as you’ll use at a time.

Once a bag of ground coffee is opened, it’s best used within 2 weeks. And if you like to brew in bulk, be sure to either drink it within 12 hours, or store it in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

The guidelines for tea are similar to coffee. Although our teas have a 2-year shelf life after opening, the life of the tea also depends on keeping it cool and dry. Even so, the natural oils in tea leaves evaporate over time, so they’re best consumed within the first year.