Welcome to Coffee (Aside)

Coffee (Aside) is an invitation to take an aside from the day to tend to the soul of school in community and connection—as can only be done over a cup of coffee. All proceeds benefit our Education 501(c)3 Non-Profit.

All of our coffees are ethically sourced, from small-lot farmers in primarily East Africa, Central America, and South America. All of our coffee beans are speciality grade and are always fresh-roasted to order. This is as good and as fresh as it gets!

As a non-profit, our aim is to support educators and community/youth organizations. We maintain very small margins and look forward to building connections. If you would like to discuss custom labeled coffee and/or volume-discounts for your event, PTO/PTA, "Dine-Out," fundraiser, office gifts, teacher appreciation, etc. -- then please contact us at: coffeeaside@gmail.com

Until then, enjoy exploring our coffees below!

The School Collection

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The Designer Collection

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The Iconic Collection

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The Unlocked Collection

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Custom Orders & Fundraisers

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Our Coffees are Hitting the World, and people are saying...

Teacher Appreciation Week 2021!

We are an effort born from the Pandemic, and this is our first Teacher Appreciation Week! We are biased, teachers & schools are our niche and we LOVE all the pictures and stories coming in from our School Collection! We so happy to play a small part is spreading joy to these heroes!

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Subscription!!!!

We have been asked A LOT about starting a Subscription Service so that goodness (aka: our coffee) just shows up every month! Well, we like to make people happy! Subscription service available on our Signature Unlocked coffee and all Iconic Collection items! Oh and we reduced price for subscriptions too!

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How to Brew!

We love this picture! One of our new friends cold brews all of her coffee. She is able to make a week's worth at once and pop a mug of it in the microwave each morning. This is a pic of her cold brewing our Mexican Chocolate! Super happy to be in the brewing line-up for the week!

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"I shop for Coffee like I shop for Wine..."

Jen, from San Marcos, is by far our best customer. And she admitted something to us - that she initially was drawn to us because of our beautiful iconic oar labels. And since we started spicing up label offerings, she is even more happy, because like she says, "I shop for coffee like I shop for wine -- by the label!" Okie dokie - we both win!

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"For my Boss..."

One of our new friends got some of our Angry Bear Coffee for his boss, who is apparently ... wait for it, a "real bear in the morning." Laughs were had for all at work; and YES, our gutsy Cowboy Blend is killer! We love a good story, and grateful to all of the essential workers out there!

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"Great coffee, wonderful Non-Profit..."

Thanks to Lisa in Southern California! She gave us some love on Facebook for this! Lesson from 2020 is that our labels crush and people dig novelty + excellent product! This bag is no longer available, but the coffee is!

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"Bustin' out y'all!"

Casey in Temecula got his first bag of our coffee and it was from the "Straight Outta 2020" line-up! We feature 2 coffees there, our Bourbon Barrel Aged and African Blend. Two of the most popular coffees we serve, each unique and at different price-points!

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"Perfect pair with a fire..."

Jesse in Los Angeles wrote, "We were so excited when this came! Usually we don't start feeling 'festive' until after Thanksgiving, but with the way 2020 has gone, we couldn't wait to start NOW! Thanks for helping us in the most delicious and comforting of ways!"

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"Wonderful start to our day! Delicious!"

Dixie from the Mid-West is the farthest East our coffees have gone! This was our Election Day Coffee, which was a total hit with everyone who tried it! It was a fun and novel way to connect with communities.

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"They should make essential oil..."

After getting her first order, Annie from San Diego gave a great, unexpected compliment: "I opened the bag and it smelled so good, they should make an essential oil that smells like this!"

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"That is some good sh*t!"

Kaleb is the CEO & President of the Non-Profit we support. He knew his first order of coffee had arrived as he approached the mailbox. "It was like walking into the world's best smelling coffee shop. And then I tasted it! That is some good sh*t!" 

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"The bag could be a decoration!"

A friend in California got her first bag of our coffee this weekend, and her comment was, "The bag is so darn pretty, I want to use it as decoration." Don't worry, we followed up about the coffee and she loved it! 

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"YES..."

Luke in San Marcos shared that this Single Origin from Honduras took him back to a college trip to Central America and overwhelming joy from memories. Oh, and he LOVED the coffee too. 

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Stewardship matters...

One of our regulars in Southern California sent us the sweetest email! She has been looking for an organic coffee that is perfect for Cold Brew. You can't get that at Starbucks, and she likes the process of cold brewing her own coffee over night. This blend met both of those needs. More than ever, good stewardship of our land is vital, and our organic brew hits home!

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"Just breath..."

JC in Vista spent time during college in Guatemala studying Spanish with close friends. Today, fast-forward 20 years, and the busy mom with a full-time job said that this was not just coffee for her, it was an experience. The smell, the flavors - light & nutty - took her straight back in time, to when her days were simpler and carefree. She teared up thinking about "just breath" and it made her day all the better! --> Well, we didn't expect it - but YES!!!

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"I wanted it all..."

This new friend from Escondido, Ca wanted it all! She sent us this picture of Single Origin Costa Rica, along with our branded mug too - the BIG one! 15oz! Drink up new friend from Escondido!

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"Starting each day in bliss..."

Cathy from Orange County took a chance on our new coffee brand, and the message along with this picture was that she is now, "starting each day in bliss." Wow! We will take that as a compliment!

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"The smell was amazing..."

Jackie from San Diego sent us this picture of her morning line-up of coffees to choose from! We wanted to hear more, and she said she decided on trying the Hazelnut Coffee first. She was taken away by the smell when she opened the bag. "I have been drinking coffee for 40 years, and the smell was amazing. I was speechless. And then I tried it and the flavor matched the smell. I am so happy."

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