Our Approach to Coffee
The Barnie's CoffeeKitchen approach is unique in the world of coffee, with a nearly 35-year heritage of specialty coffee and cuisine.
We bring that expertise to coffee lovers everywhere with our microroast coffees, many rare small-lot coffees, our packaged coffees, single serve coffees and portable coffee products.
A truly unique perspective is categorizing many of our coffees by mood, as well as our commitment to sustainability in many of our coffees. Click on the tabs above to discover more.
A Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen exclusive approach to coffee, we categorize our coffee assortment into moods: comfort, intrigue and robust.
When you buy coffee, it should be fun and easy. It should suit your mood.
Just as you might choose a food based on how you’re feeling or match it to a particular occasion we’re all about matching your mood to our coffee. What are you in the mood for?
COMFORT - Easy, Classic, Familiar
Soothing with well-rounded flavors and aroma, our Comfort Coffees satisfy your craving for something easy, classic and familiar. Experience what’s new in comfort food with Comfort Coffees by Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen.
INTRIGUE - Exotic, Complex, Mysterious
Captivating with layers of flavor and aroma, our Intrigue Coffees satisfy your craving for something exotic, complex and mysterious. Explore a new dimension of enjoyment with Intrigue Coffees by Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen.
ROBUST - Bold, Rich, Spirited
Invigorating with deep flavor and aroma, our Robust Coffees satisfy your craving for something bold, rich and spirited. Dive in to a cup and relish serious coffee pleasure with Robust Coffees by Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen.
Sustainability means that everything we need for a healthy and happy existence is dependent on our natural environment.
Since excellent coffee beans come form a healthy earth, we think that taking a responsible role in managing our natural resources is essential. Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen brings you a delicious variety of USDA Organic Certified, Fair Trade Certified and Rainforest Alliance Certified coffees.
Educated consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about where their food and beverages are sourced and look for ways to make informed purchasing decisions. In this way, you can make a positive difference in our interconnected global neighborhood.
USDA Organic Certified: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=organic-agriculture
Fair Trade Certified: http://fairtradeusa.org
Rainforest Alliance Certified: http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/about/marks/rainforest-alliance-certified-seal
“We believe the rise of the Conscious Consumer will cause a fundamental shift in the way companies do business and create a historic opportunity to reward companies that embrace sustainability.” – Fair Trade USA
“The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and improve livelihoods by promoting and evaluating the implementation of the most globally respected sustainability standards in a variety of fields.” – Rainforest Alliance
“Organic agriculture produces products using methods that preserve the environment and avoid most synthetic materials, such as pesticides and antibiotics.” – USDA Organic Certification
Coffee is the second most sold commodity around the world. Coffee stands second as oil (fuel) secured the first place in the list of most sold commodities around the globe. Africa, Brazil, and Colombia produce more than 40 percent of coffee in the world. Hawaii is the only US state that produces coffee commercially. The coffee bean is actually a seed inside of a red berry. The term “cup of joe” was derived from American serviceman (GI Joes) in World War II being seen in news footage as coffee drinkers. Seattle, WA has more coffee shops per capita than any other city in the United States. 68% of coffee drinkers drink their first cup of coffee within the first hour of waking up. The original New York Stock Exchange was a coffee house on Wall Street. The New York Stock Exchange began in the Tontine Coffee House, a real coffee shop opened in 1794 and located on the corner of Wall and Water St., before a fire burned it down in 1835. Americans get more antioxidants from coffee than anything else. According to a study, "nothing else comes close" to providing as many antioxidants as coffee. While fruits and vegetables also have tons of antioxidants, the human body seems to absorb the most from coffee. Just smelling coffee could make you less stressed. Researchers at the Seoul National University examined the brains of rats who were stressed with sleep deprivation and discovered that those who were exposed to coffee aromas experienced changes in brain proteins tied to that stress. Coffee has been found to decrease the risk of the alcohol-related liver disease cirrhosis, which can cause cancer and liver failure. One study found that "for each cup of coffee they drank per day, participants were 22 percent less likely to develop alcoholic cirrhosis." Coffee may make you feel happier. A study done by the National Institute of Health found that those who drink four or more cups of coffee were about 10 percent less likely to be depressed than those who had never touched the java. Dark roast coffees actually have less caffeine than lighter roasts. A strong, rich flavor might seem to indicate an extra dose of caffeine, but the truth is that light roasts actually pack more of a jolt than dark roasts. American’s consume a lot of coffee – but not the most worldwide. According to a recent BBC article, Finland takes the crown for the country with the highest caffeine consumption, with the average adult downing 400 mg each day. Worldwide, 90 percent of people use caffeine in some form, the FDA says.