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About Peace Coffee

Peace Coffee has been roasting fair trade, organic coffee in Minneapolis since 1996. More on our story here.

We roast coffee daily at our roastery in Minneapolis. It’s located inside the Greenway Building; a unique commercial building that boasts solar energy, geothermal heat, rooftop beehives, repurposed building materials, and many more high-efficiency features!

Our address is:
Peace Coffee
2801 21st Avenue South Suite 130
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Our roasting facility is closed to the public due to food safety requirements and we cannot offer tours.  We do however, offer classes in our training lab that are open to the public.  Hope to see you there!

No, we only deliver to wholesale business partners in the Twin Cities core. Our coffee is widely available to purchase locally at these locations: Find Peace Coffe Near You

We publish current openings on our website. You can find out about them here: Employment opportunities

About Coffee

We use 100% coffea arabica beans. Arabica beans are used in many specialty coffee brands and are prized for their nuance, flavor, and brightness based on where they are grown.

We purchase 100% certified organic coffee from Fair Trade certified cooperatives.  Peace Coffee is also a certified B Corporation.

Our roast batch dates are printed on the back of each Peace Coffee bag. They follow a format like ###-#.

An example: The batch date on the back of the bag is 2039-2. To read this batch date we start from left to right. 20 is the year (2020). 39 indicates that it was roasted on the 39th week of the year. And the 2 points to the second day of that week (the week starting on Monday). In this example, this batch date would be September 22nd, 2020.

Our roasting and packaging machinery only ever processes organic coffee beans. All our coffees, ground and whole bean, are free of gluten, dairy, nuts, and any other additives. Some of our blends may list notes like “nutty” or “chocolatey” but these are flavor and aroma descriptions, not ingredient additions.

Our decaf is water processed so it’s 100% chemical-free and an organic-approved process!

The decaffeination process of coffee that we use consistently removes 99.9% of caffeine.

If you’re brewing Peace Coffee, the biggest thing that will alter your caffeine consumption (or make it more consistent) is the brew ratio (how much coffee you use vs. how much water you use). A staff-favorite ratio is 60 grams coffee per liter of water. The difference in caffeine levels from various roast degrees (light, medium, dark, etc.) is minimal and should not affect the consumer.

Peace Coffee does not carry Bird Friendly certification through the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center.

100% of our coffee is grown using organic practices in an agroforestry system by farmers organized in Fair Trade-certified cooperatives. This means that shade cover is present on the farms we work with and proper stewardship of the ecosystem is maintained.

The concept of acidity in coffee can be very confusing. When we refer to acidity in our coffee descriptions, acidity is a flavor note and does not refer to the actual acid content. All coffee is relatively low in acid. Its pH averages around 5.0 – 5.1, which is more neutral than beer or any fruit juice and similar to carbonated water.

As a flavor note, acidity is what gives coffee its brightness and liveliness. Light roasts tend to have more pronounced acidity in this way–hence descriptive terms like “crisp.” The longer the coffee is roasted, the more muted the acidity, as the flavor note, becomes.

The acid content in coffee can be manipulated more by how the coffee is brewed than by anything else. If you want lower acid coffee, we suggest looking into the Toddy Cold Brew System. It is easy to use and does a great job of filtering out a lot of the acid content of coffee. It brews at room temperature and you can store the coffee concentrate in the fridge. Heat it up to drink it hot or use it for iced coffee. We recommend our Yeti Cold Brew Blend for this method.

Peace Coffee cannot claim our products are mold or mycotoxin free as we do not perform these tests on finished products.  Instead, we implement best practices throughout the supply chain to prevent mold and mycotoxins from ever forming.

About EcoPods™

Our pods are specially designed for use with K-cup style single-serve brewers including Keurig 2.0. We are not affiliated with Keurig Green Mountain. They cannot be used in any Nespresso single-serve brewers.

It’s made from plant-based materials—which include a mesh paper filter and a ring made from corn, beets, and wood. You can also learn more about them here:

The EcoPods™ are certified compostable in industrial and zero-waste composting facilities. They cannot be composted in your backyard compost pile. Check locally as these facilities do not exist in many communities. Here is an online resource to find out if commercial composting is in your area.

If your area doesn’t have industrial or zero-waste composting facilities we encourage consumers to take action. Tell your elected officials you care about zero waste. Here are ways you can start taking action​ and learn more about composting in general​ with this​ great beginners ​resource guide. ​
Lastly, support the adoption of the Compostable Product Labeling Bill (HF1315 / SF131).

An industrial composting facility processes food waste and compostable products into compost (a nutrient-rich soil). There are different ways to do this (aerobic is probably the most common. A zero-waste facility usually refers to a facility (of any kind) that has worked to be zero waste, this usually involved all the strategies of reduction, recycling, reuse, and composting and requires a commitment to redesign. Facilities vary widely in their process but also in standards, what they process (i.e. some just do yard waste), where their end product goes, etc. The main difference between these facilities and your backyard compost is that they are on a bigger scale and they heat the material to a higher temperature—this is required to break down the corn polymers in things like the Ecopod™, or other compostable products, as well as kill bacteria.

They are certified by TUV International and are compliant with ASTMD6400 Compostability Standards.

The EcoPod™ carton is made from 100% recycled paperboard and contains 30% post-consumer waste. This can be recycled but the clear bag that the pods come sealed inside cannot be recycled or composted.

Different coffees have different densities, so filling a pod with one kind of coffee will result in a different net weight than another.

We suggest using an air-tight container like one of our Airscapes or an OXO Pop container. You can also use a bag clip to close up the bag the pods come in.

Our pods are compatible with most single-serve coffeemakers, but not all. That being said, there might be a simple solution to make this message go away. Sometimes oils from coffee can build up over the lens making the machine unable to detect the pod. It’s likely your Keurig machine just needs a quick cleaning. The first place to start is to clean the sensor of your machine with a Q-tip. Here is a great instructional video that shows you how to do it.  If that doesn’t work please contact our customer service team at

About Coffee Brewing

We recommend storing coffee in an airtight container at room temperature. It is important to keep coffee away from excess air, moisture, heat, and light–in that order. If you’ve purchased a large quantity of coffee that you will not use immediately; small portions wrapped in airtight bags can be stored for up to a month in the freezer. However, once you’ve removed them from the freezer do not refreeze. Instead, move them to an air-tight container and store in a cool, dry place.  Check out our fantastic branded freshness container! 

The yield of each of our coffee packages will depend on the brewing method and the amount of coffee used.

For example, using a drip coffee brewer that produces 1.3L of brewed coffee, we recommend using 75 grams of coffee per batch. That will yield a 42oz brew or about 5-8oz servings.

If we use 8oz servings as the measurement with our brewing example, a 12oz bag will yield 25 servings, a 20oz bag will yield 41 servings, and a 5lb bag will yield 165 servings.

For most folks, a digital scale is the best thing you can own in your home to improve your coffee game.

Because many of us brew coffee at home while we’re still waking up or wrestling our kiddos for time at the toaster, we tend to be inconsistent with coffee brew ratios. Coffees vary in density and the instructions for brewing coffee often say to measure by the scoop per cup, but no two people can agree on what a “scoop” is or what a “cup” is. But fear not! You can lean on grams per liter as a universally consistent way of measuring how much coffee and water you’re using.

If you already have a scale, a good grinder is easily the next best thing you can spend your cash on. $20 blade grinders from the big box stores will smash your coffee into smaller particles, but it’ll be horribly inconsistent. A good burr grinder might give you a bit of sticker shock, but a high-quality grinder will last you a lifetime and provide consistently delicious coffee every time, easily a worthwhile investment.

We don’t really believe in one “best” way to brew coffee. One of the best things about coffee is that there are so many effective brewing methods that can highlight the same coffee in myriad ways. Just make sure you’re using a good coffee to water ratio (we recommend 1 part coffee to 16 parts water).

What really matters is making sure your brewing gear is high quality and that you take good care of it. In general, if you’re looking at an auto-drip coffee maker, you want something that will heat water to 200º Fahrenheit and brew a full pot of coffee in 5-8 minutes. If you’re looking at manual brewers like a pour-over or a French press, the important thing is something that you feel comfortable using and cleaning.  A great brewer does you no good if it’s too fiddly for you to want to use it!

All of the coffee brewing gear that we sell on our website has been vetted by our expert staff members to make sure it will provide a joyful coffee experience. The products we’ve chosen are high-quality and are manufactured by reputable coffee companies to last you a long time.

If you’re interested in learning how to clean your coffee gear, you’ve come to the right place! Our ambassador and coffee expert, Jackson O’Brien, shares tips and tricks for keeping your brewing equipment at its best.

As a coffee roaster that aims for sustainability from the moment coffee seeds enter the ground until the coffee grounds enter your brewer, we are always looking for the best way to make delicious coffee that honors people and the planet. We’ve been researching and staying abreast of the most recent technology for compostable packaging for years. Unfortunately, we are still unable to find a product that meets our needs for freshness, is durable enough for transport by bike, and, most importantly, is truly compostable. The packages that are currently on the market are only compostable in places where residents have access to commercial composting because they need high heat to break down, something that is not possible in backyard compost bins. While we’re lucky to have municipal access to this service in Minneapolis, there are less than 200 available facilities in the US. The current compostable bags also still generate waste from the tin ties, air valves, and stickers that are applied to the bag. We will continue to work with other like-minded roasters in our importer cooperative, Cooperative Coffees, to push the industry to make a 100% compostable packaging a reality, and also encourage more municipalities to build commercial compost facilities. We just completed a redesign of our packaging and the new bags create 10% less waste by using less material and reducing applied label stickers from 3 to 1. We are also using digitally-printed bags for our highest volume coffees, which eliminates stickers altogether in up to 75% of our volume. For now, we recommend customers purchase at stores that have bulk bins and bring their own bag or jar, or consider buying a 5-pound bag online. We promise to continue to try and find something that will balance freshness and environmental sustainability because there is nothing more enjoyable than sipping a great cup of coffee in nature.

For the sake of the freshness of our coffee and safe shipping, we use a plastic/foil composite for our bags. Some pick-up services like Ridwell, accept these multi-layer plastics, but they are limited to only a few cities in the US.  As other options arise we will keep updating this section.

About Ordering Online

Free standard shipping kicks in automatically when you reach $40*! We also offer additional shipping deals from time to time so watch your inbox, our website, or our social media pages.

* Unfortunately, we do not offer free shipping outside the contiguous U.S., or free expedited shipping.

When we receive your order, our staff in Minneapolis will get to work to fulfill it! Your order will typically ship out within three business days. Please note, we are closed on weekends and most National Holidays. If you place an order on those days, it will not be processed until the next business day. But don’t fret, you’ll get an email update when your box of fresh coffee love is in the careful hands of UPS or USPS.

Your order will ship via USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground unless Expedited service is selected.  Most locations in the continental U.S. are no more than 4 business days away. The closer you are to our hometown of Minneapolis, the quicker your order will arrive. Check the UPS or USPS time-in-transit maps for delivery to your location.

Please note that transit times are not guaranteed. Consider expediting your package if it’s time-sensitive. Expect service to take a little longer in November and December, as both processing and time in transit may be delayed due to shipping volume.

After you place your order, you will receive automated email messages with updates and tracking information throughout the process of your order.

Our helpful and talented customer service staff can help make things right in a jiffy! Don’t hesitate to email us, or call us at 612-870-3440.

Coffee is perishable, so we’re unable to accept returns on coffee. However, if there was an error with your order, if you are dissatisfied with your coffee, have questions about how to brew it, or concerns about the quality, our expert Customer Service team is here to help you. Please reach out using our contact formPlease have your receipt and the package available.

Peace Coffee is happy to exchange non-coffee merchandise within 30 days of purchase. Your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. Prior to mailing an item back to us, please connect with our customer service team so we can keep an eye out for your return.

Customer Service is available Monday-Friday 8 am – 4 pm at 612-870-3440 or by emailing

Our mailing address for returns is:
Peace Coffee
2801 21st Ave. Suite 130
Minneapolis, MN 55407

We do not offer shipping outside of the United States.

To receive notices about promotions and special offers, we recommend subscribing to our newsletter, regularly checking the Peace Coffee website, or following us on social media.

Excellent question! We value being able to offer discounts on our products from time to time, but our promotional discounts do have some limitations. If you’re using a regular promo code (not a Rewards coupon code), we do not allow multiple coupons of this type on an order. Regular promo codes are exclusive-use, meaning only one regular promo code can be applied to an order at a time.

If you’re redeeming points on an order via your Rewards Account, the limitations are slightly different. You can redeem multiple Rewards codes on any order, even if your cart contains an exclusive-use regular promo code.

For example, if you have a 22% off regular promo code and a $5 off rewards coupon code, they can be combined on an order. But if you have a 20% off regular promo code and a $15 off regular promo code, they cannot be combined on an order.

If you have further questions about our policy, please reach out to our customer service team!

Of course! Feel free to give us a call at 612-870-3440.  Our customer service team works M-F 8am – 4pm CST. All calls will be returned during our business hours.

Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding your purchase of our product through third-party websites like Amazon, Instacart,, etc. should be directed to the third party. We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites or stores. Please review carefully the third-party’s policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction.



About Subscriptions

  • You can edit your subscription elements by signing into your account, navigating to the Subscriptions section and clicking the “Edit” button on your subscribed product. This will take you to the product page that you’re subscribed to and then you can choose a new subscription period and product quantity.
  • You must add the edited item to your cart by clicking the “sign up now” button, then you may view your cart and check out.
  • No payment information will be collected, the system will use your existing payment info on file, and no additional charges will be placed until the next renewal payment.

We’re thrilled to offer 15% savings on our coffee through our subscription program, but subscriptions will not automatically ship free. We offer free standard shipping for orders over $40. If the coffee(s) you choose to subscribe to total $40 or more, they will ship free. Otherwise, standard shipping rates apply and will be added to your recurring total.

Of course! On your initial order, you can add as many coffees as you wish to your cart, just make sure that the product (size, grind, etc.) is correct and the subscription details (amount of bags, frequency of delivery) are accurate.

Only coffee items can be added to an order; other goods cannot. Our subscription system does not allow for any one-time purchase items to be added to a subscription order.

Yes. Sign in to your Peace Coffee account online and navigate to the Subscriptions tab. Your current subscription information will populate here, click “Suspend”. This will put the subscription on hold indefinitely. A “Reactivate” button will show in this area when you sign in again to a subscription that is on hold.

  • You may cancel your subscription at any time by signing into your account, navigating to the Subscriptions section, and clicking cancel on your current subscription. Once your cancellation is confirmed, a “Re-subscribe” button will show in the Subscriptions section of your account. Clicking on this will take you directly into the checkout to select new options and enter your payment information.
  • When you re-subscribe, zero dollars will be charged, and the subscription will return to its original payment and shipping schedule.

You can edit your shipping address at any time by signing into your account, navigating to the Subscriptions section, and clicking the “Change Address” button. This will take you to the edit shipping address form, which will update your address on the subscription as well as your shipping address on file for the main account.

You can change your payment method at any time by signing into your account, navigating to the Subscriptions section, and clicking the “Change Payment” button. This will take you to a form to change your payment method for the subscription to a previously-saved or new credit card.

Our roasters craft unique blends inspired by the season using the latest harvests of delicious beans. The nuances may change, but not the promise of palate-pleasing perfection every day of the year.

We currently have three seasonal blends that are sold throughout the year, each being roasted and sold during their corresponding season. More on our seasonal subscription here.

We do not have a formal gift subscription service. However, if you would like to send a subscription to another address as a gift, you are able to do so. If you choose to gift a subscription this way, you are able to edit on their behalf and cancel when you would like the gift subscription to end. You can manage several subscriptions in your account which allows you to have your own subscription and manage gift subscriptions at the same time.

Occasionally, we offer promo codes for one-time use on the initial subscription order (e.g. 30% off your first subscription order for new subscribers) as an incentive to sign up! However, promo codes that are advertised on our website, social media, or email newsletters, are not able to be applied to subscription renewal orders. Since all subscription orders include a 15% discount, we think it’s the smartest way to consistently receive coffee at an affordable price!

They sure can, but unlike non-subscribers, the reward points they’ve earned are automatically applied to your subscription renewal orders. Points are converted to dollar-value coupons that show up on a discount line when applied to a subscriber’s renewal order invoice.  Subscribers that do not want to have them applied automatically, must opt out manually in their account settings. If they choose to opt-out, they will still earn rewards but they will not be applied until the subscriber opts back in or they place a separate non-subscription order to redeem their points.

About Online Gift Cards


When you purchase an Online Gift Card, you or your giftee receives a unique coupon code for store credit on

If you are giving a gift, you will be able to enter the recipient email address(es) and gift message in the checkout. You can send Online Gift Cards to multiple recipients in a single order!


To redeem an Online Gift Card, enter the coupon code in checkout, or click the Online Gift Card in the notification email.

Online Gift Cards can only be redeemed on orders placed with the same email address as the Online Gift Card was sent to.

If your order total is less than your Online Gift Card, the balance will remain available for later use.

Please note that Online Gift Cards cannot be redeemed for cash, and that they are non-refundable.

No, our Online Gift Cards never expire or lose value.

No worries! If you have an account on, you can see your available Online Gift Cards within My Account. In there, browse to the Gift Cards & Coupons section.

In addition, if you have a account, any available Online Gift Cards will appear in the Cart and Checkout for you to redeem.

If you don’t have an account or you get stuck, you can also contact us and we’ll help out. Our customer service team can look up your Online Gift Card(s) given your email address.

Contact us and we’ll help out! Our customer service team can look up and adjust your Online Gift Card(s) given your old email address.

About Wholesale

Incredible! Thanks for thinking of us. Please submit our wholesale request form and our sales team will reach out to you.

Peace Coffee is not available for sale on third party eCommerce platforms.

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Sure! Here is approximately how long each of our package sizes lasts, based on mugs per day.

Daily Brew 12oz 20oz 5lb
1 mug / day
3 weeks 1 month 4 months
3 mugs / day
French Press
1 week 2 weeks 2 months
6 mugs / day
1 week 1 week 6 weeks
8 mugs / day
Drip Brewer
< 1 week 1 week 4 weeks

Your brew strength and mug size may vary!

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