We recommend storing coffee in an airtight container. Putting our bag of coffee in an air-tight storage bag, in the freezer, will keep the coffee fresh for up to 8 weeks for whole bean and up to 6 weeks if already ground.
Coffee is grown near the equator. We source our coffee from about 20 different countries, across a handful of continents. Some of our coffee sources include:North America: MexicoCentral America: Guatemala & Costa RicaSouth America: Colombia & BrazilEast Africa: Ethiopia & KenyaAsia: Indonesia and also India
Well, that’s a tricky question. In theory, certifications like Organic and Fair-Trade are extremely positive and support quality, sustainability, and a better livelihood for the farmers who produce coffee. In practice, however, these certifications are structured in a way that creates many barriers and hoops to jump through – making it extremely difficult (if not totally impossible) for producers to become eligible for certification status. Moreover, these certifications are not necessarily synonymous with better quality and flavor in the cup, or with much more money for the producers. We travel to the source whenever possible, talk to farmers about their practices and bring you the highest quality coffee we can find.
Our coffee is available for purchase at our roastery, on this website, and at the Western Wake Farmers Market. We pride ourselves on freshness, therefore, have chosen not to sell our coffee in grocery stores, where it is likely to sit too long on the shelves and lose freshness.
When we were starting our business, we had a difficult time coming up with a name. Then we watched our (then puppy) yellow lab, Bailey, playing in the mud. When Bailey emerged, she looked like cream in coffee! It’s kind of a play-on-words for us.
About Muddy Dog
We are a small-batch artisan coffee roaster located in Morrisville, North Carolina. We work hard to source the best green coffee available, directly from the growers. We are dedicated to quality, freshness and customer service.