All of our Gold Star Blends coffee is grown at independent, family farms in high altitude. These beans are sourced from several different national origins. Once at the roaster’s facility they are carefully, mechanically sorted and weighed. This ensures that only the best of the beans goes on to be roasted. The roasting facility roasts only in small batches and roasts to order. This means more care is spent with your order and it is fresh. After roasting, the beans are either packaged whole or ground to order. Once placed into the packaging, the coffee is nitrogen flushed and sealed. The bags of coffee are equipped with a special one-way valve to keep contact with air to a minimum and increase the freshness and shelf life of the coffee. We all know nothing beats grinding fresh coffee before each cup, but with this process the already ground coffee is pretty close in taste.