- Why buy coffee from Yes Plz?
There are many roasters out there, but few with our long track record or uncompromising point of view. We make our mark with ever-evolving blends and select single-origin releases featuring the best available green coffees, meticulously roasted. We cut no corners. We can try and tell you why it’s so good, but we’d much rather show you. Give us a shot (or grab a small taste on the house).
- How do you ship?
We use the United States Postal Service First Class Mail. The USPS is one of the enduring marvels of civilization and we love our letter carriers.
- Do you ship outside the U.S.?
We do not at this time. Canada coming soon. If you want recommendations for good roasters in your home country, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share some of our favorites with you.
- Can I give Yes Plz as a gift?
A coffee subscription manages to be both an absurdly easy gift to give and a supremely delightful gift to receive. Go for it!
- How many cups does 250g or 340g of beans make?
It depends on the cup. In our home brewing methods we’re typically using about 15g of beans for each 8oz cup of coffee — so a 250g bag of Yes Plz yields roughly sixteen mugs while a 340g bag yields about 23. We love sharing brew tips, so hit us up anytime to talk about the brew methods you’re exploring.
- Do you do decaf?
Heck yeah! We think decaf drinkers deserve the very best (and we count ourselves among them). We currently do a fresh decaf release at the beginning of each month (with the goal of eventually expanding to weekly roasts as demand grows). We only source decafs using natural sugar and water process methods.
- How do you source your coffees? Do you offer Fair Trade, Organic, or other third party certifications?
We’re certification agnostic — though many of the coffees we bring in do have organic, Fair Trade, or other certifications, we aren’t participants in any of the licensing agreements to display those marks. We buy our green coffees from smaller importers and exporters who emphasize transparency and long term relationships with growers and mills. There is a small (but growing), increasingly strong and competitive high-end green coffee market that’s emerged in recent years that offers much higher premiums to growers than the old fair trade minimums. Certifications have been good (in some, not all countries) at establishing a floor for sustainable practices and prices, but they’ve been surpassed by the better communication systems, technical agronomy, supply chain transparency and increased producer equity that’s developed within the newer specialty coffee movement. None of which is to say that the “third wave” quality coffee movement has solved all the hard problems of sustainability, but we’re proud to work with the farms, mills, and green buyers we do business with and think they represent a strong slice of the current vanguard when it comes to best practices.
- What is your roast style?
Always delicious. The lightness or darkness of a roast is just one of many factors that affect your coffee and we encourage folks to explore broadly before deciding to embrace only one style. We’re lighter than some, darker than others; the “lighter side of medium” sounds about right, but everyone is grading on different curves.
- Why so many blends?
Single origin coffees are, quite rightly, where the action is. The last decade or so of advances in the quality coffee universe have come about because of our devotion to the distinctive details of individual selections from top farms. Recognizing the unique flavors imparted by the variety of plant, the climate and terroir of the farms, and the craftsmanship of the producers has brought us very far. But, from a culinary perspective, blending opens up vast realms of possibility we can’t help but explore. The truth is that there’s not a single origin coffee anywhere that couldn’t be made even better with just a bit of judicious blending.
- What if I need a lot of beans?
Let's Talk. Email us at Hey@YesPlz.coffee