Who: Onyx Coffee Lab
Where: Springdale, AR (Northwest Arkansas)
What Onyx says:
Through direct relationships with farms and tirelessly sample roasting other imports we keep our standards high for green beans. Organic practices and ethical trading allow us to have a direct impact on both coffee growers and the environment. Because of the time and money involved in sourcing, we will not bulk roast any coffees we bring in. Each coffee is hand crafted by roasting batches under twenty pounds and by cupping to ensure the correct visuals, aromatics, and tastes of all beans. This can not be replicated on any large scale. Period. Regardless of what other roasters or companies say.
Why we picked Onyx:
ART + SCIENCE = ONYX. Passion for coffee is in their bloodstream, and now their passion is in your blood too (if you're a Boxo subscriber). That may sound weird, but we're sticking with it. Ever since we traveled down to NWA for a rock climbing trip, we were introduced to Onyx, and have been dying for another foray in the wild if only to have another cup made by their amazing baristas.