ABOUT A&E COFFEE AND TEA
“Quality + Sustainability is where we live at A&E Coffee & Tea. We source coffees that have a story to tell and have a fantastic flavor composition. It is a privilege and honor to represent the growing communities when we process and present the coffees to our customers.”
A&E Custom Coffee Roastery opened in 2001 and was the first USDA Certified Organic Coffee Roaster in New Hampshire. Each batch of coffee is carefully roasted in our Amherst facility by our Roaster Guild certified roastmaster. We source excellent coffees for both our single origin and blend programs, insuring quality + sustainable coffees across the board. It is batch-roasted to bring out the unique characteristics embedded in each coffee variety, with blending always happening after the roast. Our teas are distinguished by the quality of the leaf and flavoring components to ensure a premium cup every time.
To provide each customer with personalized service and the finest coffee and tea possible in a business that promotes environmental stewardship and economic fairness to growers.
We want to share our passion for high quality, small batch roasted coffee and specialty teas with our customers. This is why in addition to striving for outstanding customer service and high-quality products, A&E is committed to offering of a variety of certified-organic, shade-grown, Fair Trade coffee from around the world. A&E Roastery feels strongly that supporting the farmers, as well as their environment, is an essential corporate responsibility. Thus, we focus on sustainability so they can maintain the vitality of their farms.
At A&E we take the time to educate our customers on the social and health benefits and share our passion for quality coffee and tea. We have a Q Grader, Barista Guild certified baristas and trainers, Golden Cup Certified Technician, Roaster Guild certified roaster and a US Barista and Brewers Cup Competition judge on staff. We know our stuff and love to share it with our customers and accounts.
The core components of our business are respect, integrity and honesty. They are the plumb line for all our decisions.
Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world and is grown on every continent except Antarctica. Tea is one of the oldest known beverages, and is an important agricultural product for Asia. We believe this provides an amazing opportunity to positively impact global land-use and agricultural practices.
Sustainability & Environmental Practices: A&E Coffee & Tea is dedicated to supporting sustainable agriculture practices by encouraging environmental stewardship and economic fairness to growers. Sustainable agricultural practices improve soil and growing conditions, resulting in better coffee and tea, which is why A&E buys certified-organic and shade-grown coffees and teas. When we purchasing sustainability grown coffees and teas now, we ensure quality coffee and tea in the future.
Recycle/Reuse Practices: A&E Coffee recycles everything it can. Paper, cardboard, plastic and glass are all recycled. When possible, the company composts its coffee grounds via one of their best resources: their customers. Any customer who drops off a 5-gallon bucket with their name and phone number is eligible to get coffee grounds, free of charge. The company calls the customer when their bucket is full and ready for pickup. The company is able to recycle roughly 75 percent of their grounds year-round, and up to 100 percent during the summer months. The program is win/win since coffee grounds are heavy, and thus, physically difficult to put in a dumpster!
Economic Fairness: A&E feels strongly that supporting the farmers, as well as their environment, is an essential corporate responsibility. For about 3 cents more a cup, coffee and tea drinkers can directly impact the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of families worldwide. We provide farmers a fair price so they can have a living wage and maintain the vitality of their farms. Economic fairness benefits us all.
Charity: As citizens of our local and global community, it is our responsibility to help our neighbors. We donate coffee and tea to local charitable organizations and sponsor fundraisers for national and international causes.