When people think of local coffee, their minds usually go to places like Sumatra, Ethiopia, or Costa Rica, not North Carolina, but 'Coffee Crate' is built around the best beans that the southern state has to offer. The service offers a monthly subscription to beans from North Carolina, as well as personalized service and the occasional coffee accessory.
To be sure, the coffee in Coffee Crate subscriptions isn't grown in North Carolina. Rather, all the beans come from local roasters who source them from Fair Trade Certified, Organic, Direct Farm Trade, and Rainforest Alliance farms.
Coffee Crate operates out of Asheville, North Carolina, and though the town is better known for its breweries, it's got a great coffee culture as well.
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