Eager to cultivate closer relationships at origin, in 2013 Taylor Maid Farms became an investor-owner of Finca Java, an organic coffee farm in Nicaragua. Finca Java is an epicenter of organic and agroforestry education and we’re proud to feature Finca Java seasonally in our Coffee Bar. Finca Java has been a catalyst for sustainable community development in the Lake Apanas region, and has been recognized by the Nicaraguan government as a model for organic coffee and food production. We’re thrilled at the opportunities associated with this partnership, including potential coffee tours and educational retreats. Stay tuned as we develop programing in the heart of the coffeelands.
A family-owned and operated business, Straus is dedicated to making the highest quality and minimally processed organic dairy products. Their dairy and creamery is located just west of us in the small town of Marshall, CA. Straus was the first certified organic dairy west of the Mississippi River and the first 100% certified organic creamery in the United States. In 2008, we collaborated with Straus to create Barista Milk- a creamy, rich partially homogenized milk coveted by coffee professionals everywhere.
Silk Road Teas has been procuring single-source, handmade specialty teas in China since 1992. Through longstanding supplier relationships, Silk Roads has access to some of China's finest and most unusual teas, offering customers a complete line of full-leaf varieties in white, green, oolong, black and Pu-erh teas. Based in San Rafael, owners Catherine and Ned travel extensively in tea-rich Southeastern China to source rare specialty leaves that delight any palate.
The Undercover Baking Agency creatively devises artisan desserts. Fresh ingredients meet in a dark room to conspire in the ultimate taste bud heist. Forcing often neglected flavors to participate, these conspirators will have no trouble finding a welcome hideout in your belly. They are framed within the artfully decorated gallery walls of fabulous local arteeeests in an Undercover Noshery where you can also enjoy seasonal savory breakfast and lunch nosh, including paninis, salads, soups, focaccia, and more. Mwahahahahahaha.
Cookie Take A Bite is paving a brave new path providing gourmet cookies with a hint of nostalgia & a dash of modern inspiration. Their cookies are small, flavorful & are the perfect size to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth. CTAB’s quality products cater to adult sensibilities & a kid's sense of whimsy alike!