Airship goes above and beyond to elevate coffee and the lives of those it touches.
Airship Coffee started under a lime tree in Honduras, as farmers looked for a better way to sell coffee in order to make a living. Since our beginning, we've been committed to going above and beyond in all aspects of our business. This commitment is about creating the perfect cup of coffee, and it's about doing right by the people that we encounter along that journey for the perfect cup.
We strive for that perfect cup in three ways.
Great coffee begins on the farm at the hands of growers who care about the land and understand its ability to produce fruit.
We work alongside these growers, experimenting with techniques, testing ideas in the field, and sharing what we learn to improve the crop. As quality in the cup improves, we are able to reward growers with higher prices year after year. Our approach goes above and beyond merely finding green coffee. We are deeply involved at the farm level and committed to using our talents and resources to develop amazing coffee through relationships that are built on trust.
We roast to each coffees peak aroma, the point in the process where the coffee is sweetest.
Coffee is one of the most complex things that we as humans consume. There are hundreds of compounds that make up how each coffee will taste, and roasting coffees differently will alter these flavors. What flavors do we look for in coffee?
The first thing we look for is sweetness. Coffee is a fruit, and as such it has an inherent sweetness that we think should always be present. So we profile to 'peak aroma.' This is where each coffee we roast is sweetest, and no two roast to the same point. We put a lot of time and effort into each roast we do, ensuring that the coffee will be sweet and dynamic every time. We taste every roast of every coffee that we send out to make sure that everything has gone smoothly in the process.
This ties it all together.
Coffee is hard work. A lot of care has been taken to get that coffee to a place where it can be enjoyed, so we extend that care to the last stage, preparing the brewed coffee. We use scales, filtered water, and precise burr grinders. We sometimes enter international competitions for brewing coffee. This keeps us in tip-top shape so we can keep our education program going to be able to instruct you how to brew the perfect cup.
All this is for the pleasure of sitting down and enjoying the moment it all comes together and we get to enjoy a coffee that is sweet and complex. That's what makes it all worth it.