Because they realize their customers are paying a premium price, the best organic coffee growers are especially conscientious of quality. This list of the best organic coffee was chosen based on superior flavor. Aroma, acidity, body, flavor and aftertaste were considered, but the largest weight was on flavor.

Also, medium roast coffee was chosen because it results in a balanced flavor. Light roast coffees can taste too much like their origin plants and are often grassy tasting. Dark roasts can be too bitter, and their flavors are harder to differentiate.

10. Jō Coffee Tree Hugger Jo

Jō Coffee Tree Hugger Jo

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Certification: USDA Organic
Size: 12 oz.
Made in: USA

A subsidiary of Specialty Java Inc., Jō Coffee has done much to make organic coffee available online. They are one of the few organic coffee makers to offer single-serve options.

Tree Hugger Jo is an ultra-mellow brew with a crisp, almost tart flavor. Its intoxicating sweetness suggests mandarin oranges. White chocolate undertones enhance the aroma and body of its otherwise fruity taste.

9. Happy Belly Breakfast Blend

Happy Belly Breakfast Blend

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Certification: USDA Organic
Size: 12 oz.
Made in: USA

Deserving of a spot in a best organic coffee lineup, Happy Belly is a new brand introduced in 2016. The organic, Fairtrade coffee is sourced from Central and South America.

The Breakfast Blend Medium Roast does a great job of finding the balance between an overly bright and an overly bitter taste. Caramel undertones and a toasted almond aroma round out its mellow, agreeable flavor.

8. Camano Island Coffee Roasters Papua New Guinea

Camano Island Coffee Roasters Papua New Guinea

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Certification: USDA Organic
Size: 2 lb.
Made in: USA

Founded in 2000, Camano Island Coffee Roasters produces and sells 100% organic, shade grown, Fairtrade coffee. They give back a portion of their profits to Agros Guatemala and Food 4 Farmers.

Their Papua New Guinea Medium Roast has bold, resonant flavor without bitterness. Its subtly spicy undertones spark the senses. The very low acid flavor is complimented by a light chocolate aftertaste.

7. The Bean Organic Coffee Company Mocha Java

The Bean Organic Coffee Company Mocha Java

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Certification: USDA Organic
Size: 5 lb.
Made in: USA

California-based The Bean Organic Coffee Company set out to produce the best organic coffee in 2007. They company is family-run and produces 100% organic coffee. Not for the faint of heart, their Mocha Java Medium is a full-bodied coffee with solid chocolate undertones.

The strong flavor isn’t compromised by bitterness. The aroma has the slightest hint of exotic spice but is grounded in an earthy goodness.

6. Ethical Bean Coffee Medium Mellow Roast

Ethical Bean Coffee Medium Mellow Roast

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Certification: USDA Organic
Size: 12 oz.
Made in: Canada

Ethical Bean Coffee is a Fairtrade and organic certified roaster out of Vancouver, Canada. You can trace their coffee’s very specific origins by scanning the unique QR code on every bag. The Medium Mellow Roast lives up to its name.

Sweet, without excess acidity, this super smooth cup is attractive to many palates. It manages to artfully maintain complexity, allowing each component of the flavor to shine. The nutty aroma leans toward fruity.

5. Don Pablo Subtle Earth Organic Coffee

Don Pablo Subtle Earth Organic Coffee

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Certification: USDA Organic
Size: 5 lb.
Made in: USA

Subtle Earth is an organic brand by Don Pablo Coffee Growers and Roasters. Though many of Don Pablo’s coffees are Columbian, Subtle Earth coffee is Honduran in origin. The medium roast tends toward the darker side which lends this coffee its dense flavor and almost syrupy body.

Credit this coffee’s very low acidity for its earthy undertones. The powerful chocolate and caramel aroma will make your neighbors jealous.

4. Tiny Footprint Peru Cenfrocafe

Tiny Footprint Peru Cenfrocafe

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Certification: USDA Organic
Size: 1 lb.
Made in: USA

Tiny Footprint Coffee stays true to its name by producing carbon negative coffee. They achieve this by donating proceeds to Ecuador’s Mindo cloud forest for tree planting.

One of their best organic coffee, the Peru APU Medium Roast has a crisp, citrus taste with a sharp finish. The body is quite light but retains a pleasing complexity. The aroma tempts with a sweet, caramel scent.

3. Portland Roasting Organic House

Portland Roasting Organic House

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Certification: USDA Organic
Size: 24 oz.
Made in: USA

One of the older producers in the artisanal coffee world, Portland Roasting has been making great coffee since 1996. They purchase directly from coffee producers worldwide. The House Blend Medium Roast has a smooth, but far from flat, flavor.

Rich walnut qualities blend with the slightest hint of chocolate. The texture of this coffee is surprisingly plush. The aroma is nutty with a bit of earthiness. The slightly strong aftertaste is pleasantly not bitter.

2. Java Planet Good Morning Organic Blend

Java Planet Good Morning Organic Blend

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Certification: USDA Organic
Size: 1 lb.
Made in: USA

Java Planet Organic Coffee is a Tampa-based family-owned business that has been selling organic, Fairtrade coffee since 2009. Many of their varieties include Shade Grown and Bird Friendly certifications.

Their Good Morning Medium Roast is a blend of South American coffees. It has a rich, mellow body that also delivers a bold taste without bitterness. The aroma is a perfect blend of sweet and earthy.

1. Kicking Horse Coffee Smart Ass

Kicking Horse Coffee Smart Ass

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Certification: USDA Organic
Size: 10 oz.
Made in: Canada

Canada’s number one whole bean coffee seller, Kicking Horse Coffee only sells organic, Fairtrade coffee. They roast their beans in British Columbia and source them from around the globe.

Smart Ass Medium has a lush, snappy flavor with hints of malt and a baker’s chocolate finish. It has a very strong body for a medium roast with a low acidity. The aroma is best described as smoky with hints of vanilla.

Verdict

The search for the best organic coffee entails finding a sumptuous balance of origin flavors and degree of roasting. The number one and two picks stand out in this regard. Choosing between them came down to the slightly more complex flavor of our winner: Kicking Horse Coffee’s Smart Ass Medium.