Over a Decade of Coffee in Austin
Progress started as a cafe in east Austin over fifteen years ago; long before mid- or high-rises dotted the sky. We started roasting coffee as a way to control the quality of our offerings. We've since moved on from that space but continue to apply the same high standards to the coffee we roast. -OG Austin since '04-
It's What We Do
As is the case for most, recent events have caused us to take a look at our own procedures.
Result: We are realizing that what is a new focus for others is what we have done all along.
First, we don’t have a public facing component which limits our risk tremendously. We only have a couple of staff that are handling coffee so we can more easily monitor their health and condition. Our policy has been that we don’t work when sick. It’s a risk we were never willing to take and we pick each other up if there is a need to miss. Second, let’s talk micro-dust. Green coffee comes with some chaff. Roasting, mixing and grinding also produce a fine coffee dust. Those particulates lead us to constantly wipe and sanitize EVERYTHING. Every thing. All the time. The coffee “in the air” also leads us to wear masks while in the shop. Coffee roasting, mixing and bagging all happen with us masked up. Masks and sanitizing were happening before Covid and will certainly continue. Please don’t come for our stash of masks 😷Lastly, we ship nationwide so are subject to inspection from the City, State and FDA. Coincidentally, our permits renew in March so both the City and State have been out for a look within the last couple of weeks. They were pleased with what they found regarding our facility during this time of heightened awareness. All of this to say that the procedures are in place and we promise to continue to abide by them to keep you safe. It’s what we do ❤️
Direct Trade Honduras De La Finca Coffees Now Available!
De La Finca Coffee Importers
2019 was amazing in many ways and one very special reason is a new relationship we have formed with coffee producers in Honduras. We have worked together to order and set aside some amazing Fair Trade Organic and Honey Process options that are all Direct Trade. That means that the farmers/producers themselves secure higher earning for the coffee we buy.We strive to find coffees or programs that provide for the entire chain and there's none better than purchasing directly. Don't let the "Importers" in the name fool you. Nelson, is a fifth generation coffee producer who saw the need and began the process to become an importer/exporter to protect his family's well-being.
We have chosen four stellar options to choose from. More info below-