Sanitization Is a Priority With 1888 Coffee

At 1888 Coffee we have the highest standards when it comes to the cleanliness and sanitization of our facilities. Our roasting facility is fully certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF).

Manufacturers, regulators and consumers look to NSF International for the development of public health standards and certification programs that help protect the world’s food, water, consumer products and environment. Their mission is to protect and improve global human health. As an independent, accredited organization, their standards group facilitates the development of standards, and their service groups test and certify products and systems.

The cleanliness of 1888 Coffee’s operation is guaranteed by the Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000), which is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). With this certification we are able to ensure that our coffee has been produced, prepared and handled according to the most recognized standards. It also demonstrates a commitment to our quality processes and continual improvement

We are committed to the safety of our employees and customers. Our entire 1888 Coffee staff is trained with up to date quality and sanitization processes on a regular basis. We test our raw coffee and finished products to ensure that quality and food safety standards have been met.

As a grower, roaster and purveyor we maintain tight controls on both the quality and delivery of our coffees. We have superior customer service and will meet or exceed your expectations.

1888 Coffee Company’s line of coffees are:

  • 90% higher quality than most coffees found in the U.S. market
  • Single-origin, shade grown and hand picked and roasted in Veracruz
  • Competitively priced and supported with marketing

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1888 Coffee – A Freshness Like No Other

Something that is very unique about 1888 Coffee Company is that we air ship our small batch, freshly roasted beans directly from our farm in Veracruz, MX to our café in Oakland, CA. From there, it’s either brewed fresh for our customers or shipped priority mail directly to customers who purchase online.

Every bean is treated as a prize from the moment it is picked to the moment it is packed and delivered to you. From when the cherry bean is first handpicked, to when it is dried and green, to when it is brown and roasted it’s never allowed to sit for weeks at a time because 1888 Coffee oversees and handles every part of the detailed process.

The importance is that 1888 Coffee’s coffee is not handled by any other company but our own. Most all commercial brands of coffee cannot guarantee this aspect. Most coffee, including specialty coffees, are traded by big companies all over the world. They gather coffee from many growers and processors and it sits for months in their warehouses. Additionally, when the green coffee beans are sold they can spend up to 6 weeks traveling by boat if they are coming from continents such as Africa or Asia. Then you have to include the time it takes for all of the logistics to go through US customs and to distribute the coffee. All of this takes a significant amount of time and then it stays for some additional weeks in roasters stock before being roasted and dispatched to the final destination. So, when a coffee reseller is promoting their “freshly roasted coffee” it may be recently roasted, but the beans themselves are probably dated.

1888 Coffee’s Veracruz coffee is a direct trade coffee which is freshly processed in our farm and freshly roasted right before it is air shipped to California. Our single-origin, 100% Arabica beans’ flavor is full and vibrant which allows you to optimally taste more of the flavor characteristics. You can expect the highest quality from 1888 Coffee’s freshly picked, processed and roasted coffee.

Brew at home – Relax – Enjoy.

Roasted coffee beans in hand

Feel The Joy of Exceptional Coffee

HaciendaOur coffee-growing estate was established almost 130 years ago in the fertile lands above Veracruz, Mexico. Blessed by high altitude along with tropical sun and rain, the land’s rich, volcanic soil provides the ideal environment for the cultivation of Arabica beans.

In 1936, Antonio Ruiz Galindo purchased the magnificent Hacienda “Las Animas.” An industrialist and innovator, he initiated farming and roasting techniques that created the exceptional aroma and flavor of the premium coffee offered by the 1888 Coffee Company.

Generations of the Ruiz Galindo family have meticulously maintained the Hacienda and its coffee-growing, milling and roasting operations ever since. Today, Armando Ruiz Galindo operates the Hacienda and is the Global President of 1888 Coffee Company.

Key points that make 1888 exceptional Coffee :

  • 1888 Coffee is single-sourced and micro-lot coffee.  It is grown in the prime coffee-belt region of Veracruz.  It is an award-winning, world-class coffee that holds the prestigious rainforest certification.

  • 1888 Coffee Estate is an old-world mountain treasure that dates back to 1888 in its origins and traditions.
  • 1888 Coffee not only grows the coffee but controls the whole process from seed to your cup, applying careful milling, drying and hand sorting under exacting quality-controlled conditions. This means every bean is treated as a prize from the moment it is picked to the moment it is packed and flown to our store.
  • Nature, skilled growers and close proximity to shipping access have made the mountainous lands of Veracruz the second-largest coffee-growing region in Mexico. Vegetation thrives here in what is called a “Cloud Forest,” along the “Veracruzana Coffee Route.” Farmers and master roasters have been producing the world’s finest coffees here for more than a century.

Armando Ruiz Galindo continues his family’s legacy at the Hacienda by overseeing the production of premium select coffee. He leads the fourth generation of Ruiz Galindos in maintaining the spirit of its founder through values of integrity, gratefulness, and a passion for excellence.

Manning Lopez, California entrepreneur and co-owner of the 1888 Coffee Company, has visited the Hacienda many times over the past 30 years. Reminded of the vineyards of his beloved Napa Valley, Lopez was soon steeped in the culture of café Veracruz.

Our Tradition makes our product exceptional coffee

Together they are distributing this line of premium coffees throughout the world!

Coffee Beans

Winner at the 2014 Expo Café Taste Awards