Fugly Coffee Information

Proper Storage of our Coffees

All coffee should be stored long term between 50 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit, at about 30 to 50 percent humidity. If you have green coffee beans they should be stored to the open air (example, burlap bag) and are good to roast for 2 to 4 years, depending on humidity. Keep them dry and away from water and sunlight. Roasted coffee beans should be kept in an air tight container, as well as ground coffee. You can store roasted coffees without much flavor loss for about a year unopened, or 2 years in the freezer. Coffee is still good past these dates if kept properly, but flavor fades away quickly over time. Once you open roasted beans or ground coffee you should plan to use it up within a week for the best flavor. That is why it is always best to buy small amounts instead of 5 or 10 pound packages.

What do we mean single origin?

So many times, coffee growers simply take mass produced beans from multiple locations and manufacture, prepare, package together.  What we do is utilize single source, single origin locations, where coffee has been produced for decades.  Some of these locations have farmed coffee for nearly 100+ years and still use the real old world methods of picking the coffee cherries by hand, to maximize the best quality.

Our beans are sourced from over 15 global locations and we do not blend with other bean varieties.  When you purchase from The Fugly Mug Company, we select the highest quality beans.

What We Offer

The Fugly Mug Company provides the freshest beans available.  We grind and roast our beans to order.  This means you aren't getting something mass produced.  This also means it takes 3-7 days to arrive and we only ship in the United States.  Depending on the variety, you can choose from the following grinds and roasts:

Sizes Grind Roast
12 oz Espresso Light
1 lb Fine Medium
2 lb Standard Dark
5 lb Medium Coarse
12 lb Coarse
Whole Bean

 

Let's chat about some of our varieties!

 

Brazil
Tasting notes include nutty hints of walnut, cocoa, and a mild sweet toffee aftertaste. This coffee is grown at an elevation of 2,700 feet in the south-eastern State of Minas Gerais which is on the northern border of Rio de Janeiro. It's popular as a dark roast coffee and makes great espresso with it's unique espresso type flavors. It's also a popular blend ingredient for cold brew coffees with a malt texture. Brazil is in South America. The country is located below Colombia and to the east of Peru. Brazil is the world's largest producer of coffee.
Ingredients: 100% Fair Trade Arabica Coffee.


Burundi
Tasting notes include manderin orange, rich semi-sweet chocolate, caramel and an ultra heavy body with a mildly sweet finish. This coffee is grown at an elevation over 5,700 feet. A very heavy bodied drink with a sweet and bright finish make this a favorite. Beans are of the Bourbon variety. Burundi is in East Africa, in the African Great Lakes region. Rwanda is to the north, Congo to the west and to the east (and south) is Tanzania.
Ingredients: 100% Fair Trade Organic Arabica Coffee.


Cameroon
Tasting notes include a heavy body, toffee, chocolate and caramel with hints of molasses and blackberry. This coffee is grown at an elevation of 7,200 feet on the side of Mount Kilum. Cameroon is famous for white honey, and with this large population of bees the coffee plants receive lots of assistance in pollination. Coffee here was brought in the early 1900's from Jamaica, and this Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee flourished in the ideal climate conditions of Cameroon where the shade grown coffee is under the banana trees. Location is in central Africa. To its west is the Gulf of Guinea which is eventually the ocean further west, and to its north is Nigeria.
Ingredients: 100% Arabica Coffee.


Colombia
Tasting notes include sweet, fruity reds, toffee and a bright finish. This coffee is grown at an elevation of 6,800 feet in the central area of Colombia's mountain region. It's a mixed Arabica variety of Colombia, Castillo and Caturra coffee beans grown by a small plantation in volcanic soil. Colombia is in South America at its northern tip and borders Ecuador and Venezuela. Nicaragua is to the north.
Ingredients: 100% Fair Trade Organic Arabica Coffee.


Costa Rica
Tasting notes include chocolate, caramel and occasional hints of rye with a medium body. This coffee is grown at an elevation of 5,900 feet in the higher mountain peaks of the Tarrazu growing region of the San Jose province. This province is known for the best coffee beans in the country. The bean variety is Arabica and includes a well balanced mix of Caturra and Catuai varieties. To the west of Tarrazu is the Dota growing region where some world renowned coffee beans are also grown. Costa Rica is in Central America with Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. East of the country is the Caribbean Sea and to the west is the Pacific Ocean.
Ingredients: 100% Arabica Coffee


El Salvador
Tasting notes include nuts, chocolate, brown sugar and a heavy body. This coffee is grown at an elevation of 3,600 feet with Arabica bean varieties that include Pacas, Caturra and Bourbon. It is harvested in the Apaneca Mountains where coffee plants are surrounded by fruit trees, offering a perfect shade grown environment. El Salvador is in Central America. Guatemala is to its northwest and Honduras to the northeast. Moving south you would enter Nicaragua.
Ingredients: 100% Arabica Coffee.


Honduras
Tasting notes include caramel, red fruits and chocolate. This coffee is grown at an elevation of 4,500 feet in the Intibuca Department of the Western Highlands. The mountains are full of pine and oak trees, with valleys covered in vegetation due to the tropical soils that are always full of moisture. Honduras is in Central America with Guatemala and Belize to the north. The southern border includes El Salvador and Nicaragua.
Ingredients: 100% Arabica Coffee


Laos
Tasting notes include cigar tobacco and herbs. This coffee is grown at an elevation of 3,300 feet just south of the Salavan region border in a field at the top end of a waterfall. Coffee from Laos is preferred over the similar Sumatran coffees because its flavor is consistent from one harvest to the next, bringing the same unique flavor year round only found in this country. Bordering countries around Laos include Thailand, Vietnam, China, Mynamar and Cambodia.
Ingredients: 100% Arabica Coffee.


Mexico
Tasting notes include nuts, cocoa and toffee with a creamy textured finish. This coffee is grown at an altitude of 3,300 feet in the southern tip of Mexico in what used to be Mayan territory, bordering Guatemala. The coffee is grown just above the rainforests in the mountain valley of Chiapas. Mexico is in North America surrounded on it's east coast by the Gulf of Mexico and to the west is the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean. North of Mexico is the United States, with Guatemala to the south.
Ingredients: 100% Fair Trade Organic Arabica Coffee.


Nicaragua
Tasting notes include sweet, citric, caramel and a bright finish with an occasional hint of milk chocolate. This coffee is grown at an elevation of 4,900 feet in the northern part of the Matagalpa region. It's a mixed Arabica variety of Caturra, Catuai, and Maragogipe coffee beans, which brings this coffee's unique flavor together. Nicaragua is in Central America just south of El Salvador and Honduras. South of its border is Colombia, the beginning of South America.
Ingredients: 100% Arabica Coffee.


Peru
Tasting notes include chocolate, caramel, almond, raisin and a heavy body. This coffee comes from the central Peruvian province of Huanauco and is grown at an elevation of 6,200 feet. The region was once the home of the Inca Empire. It's warm in the day and cool at night with an average temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit, making it perfect for growing great coffee beans. Peru is located in South America on the western edge, below Colombia and west of Brazil. Bolivia is to its south.
Ingredients: 100% Fair Trade Organic Arabica Coffee.


Papua New Guinea
Tasting notes include a heavy body with flavors of raisin, cocoa and hints of melon. This coffee is grown at an elevation of 5,300 feet in the northern part of the Eastern Highlands, which is near the central area of the country. This area is full of mountains and valleys, making it a perfect place to grow fantastic coffee. Some mountain areas reach over 12,000 feet elevation. Often, this coffee is referred to as PNG coffee. Papua New Guinea is in the southwest Pacific Ocean, just north of Australia.
Ingredients: 100% Arabica Coffee.


Rwanda
Tasting notes include raisins, vanilla, molasses and chocolate. This coffee is grown at an elevation of 5,200 feet in the southern province which includes the eastern edge of the Nyungwe Forest, home to many Chimpanzees. The coffee grown here is Robusta. Rwanda is in East Africa. To the north is Uganda, and to the south is Burundi. West of the country you would enter the Congo, and to the east, Tanzania or Kenya.
Ingredients: 100% Robusta Coffee.


Tanzania
Tasting notes include chocolate, cherries and caramel. This coffee is grown at an elevation of 5,900 feet in the southern highlands of Mbeya growing region. The French brought coffee plants here in the 1800's and in the 1920's India moved coffee here because of the ideal growing climate. Tanzania, like Brazil and Peru in South America, sits just below the equator, providing similar conditions for coffee plantations. Tanzania is located in East Africa. To the west is Rwanda and the Congo. To the east is the Indian Ocean. Heading north you would enter Burundi or Kenya, and south of the country is Mozambique.
Ingredients: 100% Arabica Coffee


Uganda
Tasting notes include chocolate, raisins and green apples. This coffee is grown at an elevation of 5,900 feet on the south eastern edge of the country where rainforests are plentiful, in the Mount Elgon Volcano region. The volcano sits at the border of Uganda and Kenya. The area is home to baboons, blue monkeys, elephants, buffalo, over 300 species of birds, aardvarks and more. Dense forests populate much of the area and valleys of coffee, orchids, ferns and floral plants are common. Uganda is in East Africa, with Kenya to its east, Rwanda to the south, South Sudan to the north and the Congo to the west.
Ingredients: 100% Rain Forest Alliance Arabica Coffee.