Try Gainesville’s Sweetwater Organic Coffee It’s Caramelized–NOT Carbonized!

There’s nothing better than a good cup of coffee.  And nothing worse than one made with over-roasted and burned beans.  I’m not “dissing” the big coffee chains, but many coffee drinkers just don’t know any better than drinking what many consider “carbonized” coffee beans.


Not only is the coffee roasted at Sweetwater Organic Coffee tasty, it’s available by the cup at several shops in the Gainesville and Alachua County region and in one-pound bags of whole beans at several local retailers.

The most popular coffees roasted are “Good Morning, Gainesville”, “Midnight Oil” (the darkest of their roasts–and my favorite!), and Mocha Java.

Sweetwater Coffees are served in Gainesville at Pop-A-Top, The Top, Harvest Thyme and Maude’s.  And it’s available in one-pound bags at Ward’s Supermarket, Dorn’s Liquor, Earth Origins and several Alachua County Hitchcock’s markets.

Sweetwater is committed to fair, direct, & transparent trading relationships with small-scale coffee farmers and their cooperatives throughout the world’s coffee lands.  They roast all of our coffee to-order in micro-batches… and all of their coffees are:

  • Certified USDA Organic
  • High Altitude & Shade Grown
  • Specialty-grade Arabica

They are a member of the Fair Trade Federation, the association of North American retailers and importers who are fully committed to fair trade and strive to only sell items sourced according to fair trade principles.

They are also an active member of Cooperative Coffees, a Fair Trade organic green coffee purchasing collective, which is based in Americus, GA.  Together with 23 other roasters from the frosty Yukon down to sunny Gainesville, Sweetwater works directly with small-scale coffee farmer cooperatives to bring some of the world’s best, fairly traded coffee available to coffee-loving consumers here in the USA.    Sweetwater is committed to delivering the message of sustainability by roasting truly extraordinary coffee that does justice to our hard-working trading partners and Mother Nature… from crop to cup.



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