Farm Fresh Coffee

A bag of our signature Micro Farm Blend organic coffee

Small Batch & Eco-Friendly Roasting

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Here at the farm we roast in small batches on our propane and solar powered coffee roaster the day before delivery. Roasting it fresh just before delivery insures the coffee is at it’s peak flavor and freshness. Although we cannot grow coffee here, we roast it locally to reduce transport and packaging costs. Your purchase helps our farm and other local farms who sell our coffee a valuable source of revenue and keeps more of your coffee dollars in the local economy.

We roast organic fairly traded coffee, produced by small scale micro farmers who often do all of the processing by hand or with Co-op facilities in their own community. Each variety is roasted to its optimum flavor, which is indicated as our standard roast. We can also roast to your custom preference with a minimum order of one pound.

Freshly roasted coffee stores well in the freezer for up to 3 months, if in whole bean form. Ground coffee is best enjoyed within a few days of grinding, or within a few weeks if stored in the freezer. Whole bean coffee will be delivered unless you request it ground.

Current Micro Farm Roasted Offerings

These are the coffees we are offering right now. Selections change from season to season (scroll down to see everything). Like other farm products, coffee is a crop, and each region has it's good years as well as some bad years. We choose a few outstanding coffees each season. Each one is sourced from a small farm and is organically grown—we are working on our own certification, so we can’t label it organic...yet! We offer a selection of six to eight varieties at a time. If you really really love a particular coffee, and have to have it year round, you might want to sign up for a 3 month subscription. We can set aside enough green beans (if available) to meet your needs for the duration of your subscription, and roast them just before each delivery.


How to Order

You can order coffee from us for delivery to your home or office throughout Santa Cruz county. Delivery is free every Friday with a minimum order of $10. Coffee is roasted to order on Wednesdays & Thursdays for delivery or shipment on Friday. Orders must be received by 6 PM on Thursday for delivery the next day.

Order by e-mail: chicks@hiddenfortressfarm.com
Phone: 831-246-1748
Online: Use our shopping cart (scroll down)


Our coffee on display at the Redman House Farm stand Farm Stands: Purchase at one of our partner farm produce stands!

We stock a variety of fresh roasted coffee at the following locations. Coffee only orders for pick-up at one of our Partner Farm produce stands will be dropped off by 3 pm on the Friday following your order. Orders must be placed by Thursday at 6pm.

Casalegno’s Family Farm Stand
3700 Old San Jose Road, Soquel, CA. 95076
***Seasonal: April through November***

High Ground Organics Farm Stand
200 Lee Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076

Farmer’s Markets: See us at these Farmer’s Markets!

Boulder Creek Farmer’s Market: 2nd & 4th Saturdays 12-4 (market will be closed after December 7 and will re-open in the spring)


Marina California Farmer’s Market: Every Sunday 10-2. We serve brewed coffee here!

We hope to add more locations soon. Your suggestions are welcome!

If you live outside of our local delivery area you can order online and choose the shipping option. Coffee is shipped by Priority Mail. We offer flat rate, subsidized shipping: Just $7.50 per shipment, regardless of your order size. Orders shipped to any California address are just $5 per shipment.

Green Coffee Beans


organic green coffee beans

We now offer green un-roasted coffee beans!

Most of the single origin coffee we sell is available to purchase green if you are a home roaster or want to try roasting your own coffee. All of the green coffee we buy is certified organic and almost all is Fair Trade. We are not yet certified organic, so we cannot put this on the label—but we are working on becoming certified in 2014!!

If you want to learn more about coffee roasting, here is a nice blog post: Simple home coffee roasting

This is a really good book if you want to get serious about home roasting:

$8 for 1 lb., $15 for 2 lbs., or $35 for 5 lbs.


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Single-Origin Coffee Sampler Pack

The perfect way to try our coffees. The sampler includes three of our single origin coffees (or any coffee you want, including blends, except for decaf), packaged in 12 ounce bags and with a brief description on each label. The selection may vary, but you can be sure we include our best, because we really want you to discover new coffees that you will love! In our sampler, each coffee is roasted to it's ideal level, so you will experience the full flavor of each variety included.

$25 for 3 varieties (total 2.25 lbs)


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Microfarm Blend

Hints of fruit and cocoa add depth and liveliness to our signature blend. Coffees from Central and South America meld to produce a smooth, balanced cup with a rich earthy character. These are top quality organic, Fair Trade, Arabica coffees from micro scale producers who cherish the earth as much as they take pride in their great coffee! French roast (dark).

$13 for 1 lb., $24 for 2 lbs., or $10 for 12 ounces


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Micro Moka Java Blend

This blend joins a vibrant, fruity, and complex Ethiopian coffee with the rich and earthy Indonesian coffee for our take on the classic Moka Java. Both coffees are from small scale farmers who choose earth friendly growing and harvesting practices. In this blend the wild and rustic gaminess of the Ethiopian coffee is slightly tamed by the smooth and rich island coffee from Flores, resulting in a coffee that dances in your mouth with creamy vanilla, cocoa, and citrus blossom flavors. City+ roast (medium).

$13 for 1 lb., $24 for 2 lbs., or $10 for 12 ounces


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American Blonde Blend New!

We developed this blend in response to a growing demand for very light roasted coffee. On our small roasting system, it has been challenging to achieve consistency in the lightest roasts because our batch size is so small and there is quite a variation in moisture content and density between the different single origin coffees we have worked with. By blending several South and Central American coffees we have been able to create a smooth very light roast. A roast this light means the coffee is very high in caffeine and has a complex acidity. The appearance of the beans is mottled and uneven, but this irregular appearance disappears when the coffee is ground. Some of the more delicate flavors and compounds of the coffee varieties are preserved, but there is very little roast flavor. This makes the coffee taste very interesting, but very different, from what you might be used to! Our blend has a smooth, almost buttery flavor with hints of white chocolate and citrus blossom. Note: Only available in American roast (light).

$13 for 1 lb., $24 for 2 lbs., or $10 for 12 ounces


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Bali Kintamani

A rich Island coffee—exotic and flavorful. Dry processed to produce a sweet and earthy brew with tropical fruit nuances. Hints of custard apple and apricot combine with deep earthiness to make this a complex and memorable cup. Full City roast (medium).

$13 for 1 lb., $24 for 2 lbs., or $10 for 12 ounces


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Bolivia Illampu New!

This full bodied coffee provides the backbone to delicious and interesting flavors of cocoa, almond, and orange, accented with hints of cherry and plum. Named for the 4th highest mountain in Bolivia, and is just as full bodied and rugged as the terrain it comes from. Grown in very high elevations by a very small cooperative of micro farms to whom the income from coffee provides a decent living in one of the poorest countries in South America. Full City roast (medium-dark).

$13 for 1 lb., $24 for 2 lbs., or $10 for 12 ounces


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Colombia Sierra Nevada

A classically smooth Colombian coffee with a low acid profile. Has vanilla and almond blossom floral highlights with hints of cocoa in the finish. Grown in the high mountains of northern Colombia by small indigenous farmers who revere nature. French roast (dark).

$13 for 1 lb., $24 for 2 lbs., or $10 for 12 ounces


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Costa Rica La Amistad New!

This wonderful coffee from Costa Rica is rich, mellow, and super smooth. A great breakfast cup with balanced flavors of milk chocolate nuanced with highlights of crisp green apple and plum. The La Amistad family estate is located in a remote region of Costa Rica near the border of Panama. The farm where this coffee is grown is very self sufficient and operates with deep rooted sustainability practices including composting, using hydro-electric power, and growing in harmony with the local ecosystem using shade grown small plot practices. The family maintains some of the family lands as a forest preserve, and supports over 20 other farming families who live on their land. Full City roast (medium-dark).

$13 for 1 lb., $24 for 2 lbs., or $10 for 12 ounces


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Ethiopia Sidamo Watadera

This is a complex coffee with citrus fruit highlights & winey complexity. It has a sweet body & light cacao finish resulting in a wonderfully balanced coffee. Our newest batch of Ethiopia coffee, similar to the Nura Korate. We hope you enjoy our fresh shipment from this amazing coffee growing region. Our standard roast is City (medium-light).

$13 for 1 lb., $24 for 2 lbs., or $10 for 12 ounces


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Guatamala Chajulense

A semi sweet coffee, medium bodied with a silky chocolate texture. The flavor is rich and earthy and finishes with hints of berry and tangerine citrus. Grown by Maya Quiche farmers who formed their own cooperative in 1990 to resist exploitation by unscrupulous brokers. City plus roast.

$13 for 1 lb., $24 for 2 lbs., or $10 for 12 ounces


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Honduras Gladix Fernandez Micro-lot

We opted to pay a higher premium for this new microlot from one of our favorite coffee growing regions. Just a few bags were imported of this impressively clean coffee that is creamy and sweet, full bodied, and well rounded. The coffees of Honduras have been exceptional in the past few years, and this one is definitely a new favorite. Although there are subtle differences between this and the Victor Chavez we bought last year, the predominant flavor characteristics are the same: a sweet aroma accentuated with hints of vanilla and almond, with a rich nutty taste and a smooth cocoa finishing note. City plus roast.

$13 for 1 lb., $24 for 2 lbs., or $10 for 12 ounces


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Mexico Ramal Estate

This is a special coffee grown by a small cooperative of farmers near Chiapas. This is a full bodied coffee with a touch of toffee sweetness and an earthy character. A hint of citrus and dark chocolate linger at the finish. Our standard roast is French (dark).

$13 for 1 lb., $24 for 2 lbs., or $10 for 12 ounces


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Peru Palto Amazonas

There’s lots to love in this new coffee from Peru with its vibrant acidity and burst of orange blossom. These high notes are perfectly paired with rich dark chocolate nuttiness and hints of plum that linger in the mouth as the coffee cools. A sturdy coffee that holds up well in a dark roast. Our standard roast is French (dark).

$13 for 1 lb., $24 for 2 lbs., or $10 for 12 ounces


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Peruvian Decaf

One of the best decafs we have tasted, this one is vibrant and rich with a sweet finish. It is smooth with a touch of orange blossom brightness and hints of plum. This is top quality organic Arabica coffee. Full City roast (medium dark).

$13 for 1 pound, $24 for 2 pounds, or $10 for 12 ounces.


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Packaging options

All of the coffee bags we use to package our coffee in are biodegradable! Freshly roasted coffee is at its best if enjoyed within one week from the roasting date unless it is packaged in protective bags such as the biodegradable valve bags we offer below, or stored in the freezer. By freezing or packaging in valve barrier bags, the optimum freshness will last up to six weeks.

Compostable tin-tie bags:

These bags can be composted in a home compost. Simply remove the wire tab (and recycle it), and toss the bag in your compost pile, where it will break down just as quickly as a paper grocery bag. All orders for local delivery are packed in these bags unless otherwise requested.

Biodegradable valve bags:

These bags are made from 100% biodegradable materials, including the plastic valve. This special one way valve allows the C02 and other gasses that are normally emitted from fresh roasted coffee to escape without allowing any oxygen into the bag. This packaging preserves the fresh roasted flavor for weeks instead of days, and this protection lasts until the bag is opened. All orders that are shipped are packed in these bags unless otherwise requested.

Business to Business Orders

Our roasting capacity is small, thus we are most interested in working with customers who are also small. We can offer discounted pricing to customers who are purchasing for a small office or cafe. The minimum purchase for this discount is ten pounds of coffee per month. Please contact us if you are interested in setting up a business account.