Cosmic Coffee Company is small independent minority owned and operated specialty coffee roasting company located in Santa Clara CA. We are not a retail coffee shop. Our brick and mortar location is run like a speakeasy and the private coffee bar is open for tasting by appointment only. Cosmic Coffee Co. sells freshly roasted coffee directly to customers at local farmer’s markets and through our online shop.

Cosmic Coffee Co. does not stock roasted coffee for more than a week. We keep our coffee fresh by roasting 3 days a week. Our goal is to provide you with the most freshly roasted coffee possible. Coffee sold at the farmer’s market is roasted on Thursdays and Fridays. Coffee sold through our online shop is roasted Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Online orders are fulfilled accordingly to the roasting schedules.

We are a small business. We are committed to quality over quantity and would like to thank each and every one of you for your patience, support and patronage. With much gratitude, Carlos and Jolynn

Cosmic Coffee Company

Cosmic Coffee Company was started in 2009 in Honolulu HI and relocated to Santa Clara CA in 2012. All our coffees are specialty graded and imported through Organic Products Trading Company, San Cristobal and Royal Coffee. We also purchase directly from coffee farmers whenever possible. We seek out responsibly grown coffees from farmers who care for our mother earth, their communities and the quality not quantity of their coffees. All roasted coffees are labeled accordingly: Organic, Fair Trade, Certified Rain Forrest Alliance and/or Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center certified as bird friendly shade grown.

We believe in paying a living wage to the farmers. They work incredibly hard in some very harsh conditions. In order for us to succeed we need to make sure the farmers succeed.  We support the Café Femenino Foundation and purchase green coffee from Café Femenino farms. To learn more about Café Femenino and what they do for women coffee farmers visit them at  http://www.coffeecan.org/about-us.


photograph by Angel Colmenares

Carlos, the man behind the coffee, is into the science of coffee and expresses his passion for it though the art of roasting and brewing. ” I am always learning everything coffee keeping what is useful discarding what is not. From there I develop my skills methodically with science and artistically with intuition.” He takes the time to develop a unique roast profile for every varietal of coffee he roasts. This often means roasting several test batches of the same beans. Coffee beans have different sizes, density and moisture content depending on the variety, age, where and how the beans were grown and processed. Keeping the profile consistent from batch to batch can also depend on the weather; heat, humidity and cold temperatures can also affect the roast. This is just the basics but you get the idea. In 2009 Carlos was the first barista in the state of Hawaii to become an International Academy of Specialty Coffee certified barista. He started roasting coffee in 2007. He continues to educate himself in all things coffee; earning certificates from The Specialty Coffee Association  in such areas as Golden Cup Standards, Green Coffee Roasting, Craft Roasting and Identifying Defects in Green and Roasted Coffee. Carlos also handcrafts the water for the Dark Matter Cold Brew. He entirely build-out the coffee bar by hand from scratch including the carpentry, plumbing and electrical. You can check out his Instagram page @ cosmiccoffeeco_ceo.

Cosmic Coffee Co. uses only specialty graded green coffee.

The quality of specialty green coffee is rated according to a grading system and the presence of molds or mycotoxins will significantly lower the score. Coffee farmers who grow for the specialty coffee industry know this very well. Specialty green coffee stands for added attention to every detail from growing to harvesting to packaging. This is very important to the specialty coffee industry. It goes without saying this raises the premiums for these specialty coffees vs commodity coffees.

All our specialty graded green coffee is packaged in hermetic bags to maintain good quality during shipping and storage.

The idea of moisture fluctuations during storage has been known for many years. Our specialty green coffees are packaged in hermetic bags inside the jute bags to maintain good quality coffee during shipping and storage. Specialty green coffee must be protected from changes in moisture content and microorganisms such as fungi. Moisture content and temperature are among the most critical factors that affect the quality of green coffee during storage. The normal harvesting moisture content for specialty coffee farmed in the tropics is 11% to 12%. The key to successful hermetic storage is air-tightness and control of moisture content.  Cosmic Coffee Co.’s warehouse facility has insulated walls, ceiling  and climate control to protect from development of mycrotoxins.

Green coffee suppliers

Organic Products Trading Company works directly with coffee farmers to develop and import high quality certified organic green specialty coffee. Long term commitments by OPTCO and the continuing work and training of our growers, provides the necessary foundation for the sustainability of the coffee projects. Increasing coffee quality for our customers and improving the quality of life for our farmers, their families, communities, and the environment that surrounds them is the mission of Organic Products Trading Company.

Café Femenino  is a social program for women coffee producers in rural communities around the world. More than 1,500 women in Bolivia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru are active in the project to achieve empowerment, build social and support networks, and earn incomes through the production and sale of the Café Femenino Coffee. The success of the Project initiated the creation of The Café Femenino Foundation, which provides grants to select programs and projects that enhance the lives of women and their families in coffee growing communities around the world.

Daterra Coffee, Quality and sustainability is their passion. Technology, research and attention to the environment during coffee production have led Daterra to be known as one of the best coffee producers in the world. Daterra coffee blends have been the choice of barista champions around the world. Daterra was Brazil’s first sustainable coffee farm. In 1999 Daterra became ISO 14001 certified and in 2003 became Rainforest Alliance certified, another first for Brazil.

Royal Coffee, Royal Coffee is a family owned and operated importer of specialty green coffees. Located in the Bay Area, they are serving the international roasting community. Royal coffee imports the finest coffees in the world  from over 30 countries of origin and a vast network of producing partners.

San Cristobal Coffee Importers has been involved in coffee production since 1993. San Cristobal Coffee Importers was incorporated in 1996 to provide international market access for small holder coffee farmers in Nayarit, Mexico. The mission at San Cristobal Coffee Importers is to work from the bottom up promoting equity in the supply chain; helping producers earn enough so they are able to address the tough issues of environmentally responsible stewardship, gender equity, and ultimately sustainability.