What Makes Our Products Great?Specialty coffee differs from commercial, including "gourmet" and "premium", in several key ways: Species: There are two primary species of coffee, Arabica and Robusta. All specialty grade comes from the top 10% of Arabica, whereas most commercial-grade coffee comes from Robusta and lower grade Arabica. Location & Altitude: Specialty coffee is grown at high altitudes, 2000-6000 feet above sea level, and flourishes in an equatorial climate with abundant rainfall and sun, and mild frost-free temperatures. Commercial-grade (Robusta) coffee is grown at low altitudes. Labor & Handling: Specialty coffee is hand-picked on mountain terraces and laboriously sorted by size and appearance for grading. Commercial grades are mass produced and mechanically harvested with less stringent screening methods. Flavor: Arabica trees produce a more delicate flavorful coffee. Specialty coffees, like wine grapes, derive their flavor from the soil conditions, micro-climate and preparation methods of their region – producing a more nuanced and ‘special’ experience.
What makes us most proud of producing Genuine MS products?A bit of entomology – the word “genuine comes to us from 16th century (in the sense ‘natural or proper’): from Latin genuinus, from genu ‘knee’ (with reference to the Roman custom of a father acknowledging paternity of a newborn child by placing it on his knee); We are a genuine-family run business trying to achieve excellence in relationships and in the products we create. Crafted like we're making them for our own family…because we are. Another way we know buying Northshore Specialty Coffee benefits the local community is all proceeds “100% of our profits go to charity” - designated to the support of local people in recovery (spiritually, emotionally) to the artists in our community, bringing health, nourishment, refreshment to the body, soul, mind and spirit. see www.collage.org
How does buying Genuine MS products make a difference here in Mississippi?Buying Northshore Specialty Coffee like all Genuine MS products supports the neighbor and builds the local economy. Hopefully, there’s a few less potholes in our neighborhood’s streets because we bought locally – seriously, I mean that both figuratively and genuinely!
Why should people seek out and buy Genuine MS products?Through our business we have and continue to develop trusting relationships with our co-workers, business partnerships, local artisans, craftspeople and customers.
Here are a few locations where you can find our products.
Mississippi Farmers Market
Mississippi Farmers Market, High Street, Jackson, MS, USA
Corner Market, U.S. 98, Hattiesburg, MS, USA
Campbell's Craft Donuts
Campbell's Craft Donuts, North Jefferson Street, Jackson, MS, USA
The Shoe Bird Cafe
Belhaven University, Peachtree Street, Jackson, MS, USA
Brent's Soda Fountain, Duling Avenue, Jackson, MS, USA
Mississippi Cold Drip
Mississippi Cold Drip Coffee and Tea Co., Keener Avenue, Jackson, MS, USA