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:
2801 21st Avenue South Suite 130
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Typically, we love showing our space to the public, but because of Covid-19, our building is closed to the public and we cannot offer tours.
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
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 removes at least 97% of caffeine. Virtually all decaf coffees still contain around 7 mg per 8-ounce (236-ml) cup.
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. Although some of the partners we work with are certified Bird Friendly, 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.
At the end of 2020, we made the difficult decision to retire these two coffees from our lineup. Don’t worry, we have fun new coffees in the works, and if you’re looking for similar coffees here’s a list:
For Wonderland: Black Squirrel Espresso Blend is a touch darker with a more classic espresso flavor profile. We also recommend trying Morning Glory Signature Blend or Blue Ox Signature Blend in its place.
Peace Coffee only buys Fair Trade certified coffee. One of the historical tenets of Fair Trade is supporting cooperatives of small-scale farmers. Coffees like Jamaican Blue Mountain and Hawaiian Kona already have a market and can command higher prices.
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 cups.
If we use 8oz cups as the measurement with our brewing example, a 12oz bag will yield 25 cups, a 20oz bag will yield 41 cups, and a 5lb bag will yield 165 cups.
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 $139 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.
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 a sipping great cup of coffee in nature.
For the sake of the freshness of our coffee and hardiness for shipping, we use a plastic/foil composite for our retail bags. Unfortunately, these are not recyclable. 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 a sipping great cup of coffee in nature.
Free standard shipping kicks in automatically when you reach $50*! 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 two business days. Please note, we are closed on weekends and most National Holidays. If you place an order on those days, it will take at least two business days for us to ship your fresh roasted coffee. You’ll get an email update when your box of 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.
Peace Coffee is happy to exchange 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.
Exempt from being returned are perishable goods, such as coffee. If there is a problem with the perishable goods you have received or you are not completely satisfied, please give us a call.
Our mailing address for returns is:
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.
Of course! Feel free to give us a call at 612-870-3440. Please note that due to COVID-19, the customer service team is working from home M-F 8am-4pm CST. All calls will be returned during our business hours.
We’re thrilled to offer 10% savings on our coffee through our subscription program, but subscriptions will not automatically ship free. We offer free standard shipping for orders over $50. If the coffee(s) you choose to subscribe to total $50 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 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.