They provide five blends and cater to many high-end restaurants, including renowned chefs like Alain Ducasse and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Unfortunately, great chefs usually know squat about good coffee. In that sense, they are not altogether unlike Equator Estate Coffees in the SF Bay Area: a great inroads with luxury-end hotels and restaurants, but not respected much among café-goers. Most public complaints concern the darkness of their roasts, but we've also had some El Salvadoran beans from them that beat all Ritual and Blue Bottle competitors in a French press.
They do nothing but coffee here. They also pre-blend their roasts instead of post-roast blending, taking the philosophy that roasting coffee blends is more like making soup. In 2007, they opened operations in SF's Dogpatch (at 1074 Illinois St.). In 2008, they started a program of Rainforest Alliance certifying all their supply chains.