Organic Wolverine Coffee Profile

Without a decent cup of coffee upon awakening, we’d be as reclusive and averse to human company as the wolverine (both the animal and its X-Men namesake). But within even the first few moments of brewing, we notice our focus sharpening and our claws retract.


As one of the first rituals of our morning routine, and for many the most important ritual, coffee plays an important role in our lives. A great or bad cup can change how our day starts, which is why it’s important to know your coffee well.


This article will tell you everything you need to know about the Farm & Forest Organic Wolverine coffee and also how it helps restore precious habitat for species like the wolverine.


In this article we’ll cover:


What does the Wolverine Coffee taste like?

Origins: Where does the Organic Wolverine Coffee come from?

Wolverine coffee certifications

Wolverine coffee production processes

Organic Wolverine Coffee attributes at a glance

How does the Wolverine Coffee protect nature?

What’s the best way to brew our Organic Wolverine Coffee?

 FAQs About The Wolverine Organic Coffee


What can you expect from the Wolverine Coffee flavor?

Brewed with a dripper or a French press, the Wolverine reminds us of toasted caramel and dark chocolate. A hit of spice tempers those rich, warm flavours and brings a bit of pep to the smooth, weighty mouthfeel. The result is a pleasing cup that pairs beautifully with milk, easy to enjoy all day long.

The sweeter profile and chocolate flavour notes in the Wolverine coffee pair nicely with nuts such as almonds and pecans. Its hearty body and spicy overtones hold up well next to a slice of chocolate or fruit cake, or a breakfast of eggs and toast.

The Organic Wolverine Coffee Origins

All Farm & Forest Coffees are certified organic,sourced from producers who respect and protect the local ecosystems that support their farms. We’ve chosen each of those partners not only for their sustainable production methods, but also for the known quality of coffee produced in their countries:


Coffee beans from Guatemala

Guatemalan coffee beans are highly esteemed due to a combination of unique growing conditions and traditional cultivation practices. The country's diverse microclimates, volcanic soil, and high altitudes create optimal conditions for coffee growth, resulting in a rich and complex flavour profile. Additionally, the use of shade-grown methods, harvesting by hand, and careful processing contribute to the beans' exceptional quality. Moreover, Guatemala's strong coffee culture, commitment to sustainability, and focus on fair trade practices further enhance the appeal of its coffee, making it a favourite among specialty coffee enthusiasts worldwide.

Coffee beans from Peru

Peruvian coffee beans are celebrated for their unique flavour profile. Coffee plants thrive in the country’s diverse high-altitude regions and volcanic soils, especially when farmed organically and sustainably. Handpicked and carefully processed, the coffee beans offer a delightful array of floral, fruity, and chocolatey notes, making Peruvian coffee a favorite among connoisseurs. Such a pleasing flavour profile, along with the emphasis on fair trade that supports local communities, is why Peruvian coffee is so popular in the specialty coffee market.

Coffee beans from SUMATRA

Sumatran coffee beans, hailing from the verdant and fertile lands of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, have a well-deserved reputation for bold and distinctive flavours. The island's unique geography, with its volcanic soils and tropical climate, creates an ideal environment for coffee cultivation. In the cup, Sumatran coffees often feature deep chocolate notes, accompanied by herbal undertones and occasional hints of spice, perfect for coffee-lovers in search of a rich, earthy experience. Beyond its exceptional taste, Sumatran coffee gains admiration for its sustainable farming practices, promoting eco-friendly cultivation methods and supporting local communities. These attributes, alongside its intriguing origin, have established Sumatran coffee as a beloved choice for ethically conscious and adventurous coffee drinkers everywhere.

Wolverine Coffee certifications

Great coffee comes from great soil, great care, and responsible farming practices — and there is no better way to guarantee quality than meeting the high standards of worldwide recognized institutions. Here are the certifications granted to our Farm & Forest Organic Wolverine Coffee from such institutions:


OCIA Certified Organic

OCIA International, or the Organic Crop Improvement Association International, is a globally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and certifying organic agricultural practices. With a strong commitment to sustainable farming and environmental stewardship, OCIA International plays a crucial role in ensuring the integrity and authenticity of organic products worldwide.


Through its rigorous certification processes and support for organic farmers, OCIA International continues to be a leading force in the organic industry, fostering consumer trust and facilitating the growth of organic agriculture on a global scale.

The certification criteria guarantee that there have been no chemical or non-natural fertilizer applications to fields for a minimum of three years before harvest. The operations of each qualifying farm undergo annual inspections by an impartial inspector and are subject to surprise verification inspections at any moment. Detailed records of each operation's practices and processes are maintained and submitted for an annual certification review. With this certification, we know for sure that every bag of Farm & Forest Wolverine Coffee is pesticide-free, all-natural, sustainably grown, and top quality.

Carbon Neutral

Each year Farm & Forest collaborates with Synergy Enterprises, a local organization specialized in mapping and adjusting processes to reduce our net global greenhouse gas output. We take our environmental responsibility seriously, and Synergy helps us maintain carbon neutrality by comprehensively measuring our total emissions (including shipping and green coffee imports) and energy consumption (usage at our facility as well as fuel for delivery vehicles).. With the right numbers in hand, we offset our emissions by purchasing verified Carbon Credits.

Direct Trade

While a direct trade certification does not yet exist, we feel so strongly about our commitment to working closely with our producing partners that we’ve included it here and on each bag of Organic Wolverine Coffee.

Direct trade coffee offers numerous advantages that t make it a better choice for consumers, farmers, and the environment. Direct trade practices ensure that coffee farmers receive fair compensation for their hard work and dedication. By eliminating exploitative middlemen, empowering farmers to earn a decent income, and providing them with better living conditions. This economic stability enhances the overall well-being of coffee-growing communities, fostering sustainable development and reducing poverty.

By choosing direct trade coffee you’ll support responsible environmental stewardship and contribute to the preservation of fragile ecosystems in coffee-producing regions, participating in a global movement that promotes social justice, ethical trading practices, and environmental sustainability.

Wolverine coffee production processes

In addition to its natural terroir, our Wolverine Coffee gets its flavour and texture from the way the beans are processed after harvest. These steps have a big impact on the overall quality of the beans, which is why we work so closely with farmers that conduct them with care. Here are the processing methods used by our partners at origin to prepare the beans for our Wolverine Coffee for export:

Fully Washed

Fully washed coffee refers to a processing method where the mucilage surrounding the coffee beans is entirely removed. After harvesting, the outer skin of the coffee cherry is de-pulped, and the beans are then fermented and washed to eliminate any remaining mucilage. This process is favored for its ability to produce clean and consistent flavors, allowing the unique characteristics of the coffee beans and the growing region to shine through in the final cup.


In the wet-hulled process, the coffee cherries are harvested and pulped, but the beans are only partially dried, retaining around 30-35% moisture. The wet-hulling stage involves removing the parchment layer from the partially dried beans, giving them a distinctive appearance. The beans are then fully dried under the sun to achieve the desired moisture content for storage and export, typically around 12%. Wet-hulled coffee is known for its unique earthy and full-bodied flavour profile, making it a sought-after choice among coffee enthusiasts.


We roast the beans in our carbon-neutral facility here on the west coast of British Columbia. And we created this particular blend as a dark, full-bodied tribute to the wolverine — a coffee that dark-roast lovers would crave.

Our team carefully roasts the beans just past the second crack, allowing the natural sugars to caramelize without burning.

It is important to explain that the coffee beans go through various stages, and the "cracks" are audible popping sounds that occur as the beans release moisture and gases. The first crack occurs when the beans expand and release steam, making a popping sound similar to popcorn. This signifies the beans are reaching the early stages of light to medium roast levels. If the roasting continues past the first crack and the beans are heated further, they reach the second crack. The second crack is a more rapid and louder series of pops. It indicates that the internal structure of the coffee beans is breaking down as the sugars caramelize and the beans develop a darker roast profile.

Then we release them into the cooling tray, where our cooling system halts the Maillard reaction and degassing begins. Freshly roasted coffee beans release accumulated carbon dioxide (CO2) and other volatile compounds, so after roasting the beans need this time to rest or "degas" before brewing to allow the excess gas to dissipate.

The next step is to bag them up and seal them right away to lock in flavour and freshness.

Organic Wolverine Coffee attributes at a glance

In addition to its natural terroir, our Wolverine Coffee gets its flavour and texture from the way the beans are processed after harvest. These steps have a big impact on the overall quality of the beans, which is why we work so closely with farmers that conduct them with care. Here are the processing methods used by our partners at origin to prepare the beans for our Wolverine Coffee for export:

Certifications: OCIA Certified Organic, Direct Trade, Carbon Neutral

Growing Regions: Huehuetenango, Guatemala | Cajamarca, Peru | Aceh, Sumatra

Process: fully washed | wet-hulled

Altitude: 1500-2200 MASL

Roast Level: dark roast

How does the Wolverine Coffee protect nature?

Farm & Forest donates 15 cents from every pound of Wolverine coffee sold to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Since 1962, NCC has helped conserve 14 million hectares (35 million acres) of critical habitat.

We are now highlighting the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Darkwoods Conservation Area in south-eastern British Columbia. Darkwoods is a breathtaking wilderness landscape and an example of effective large-scale conservation. It plays a central role in a network of parks, and wildlife management areas, that provide over 1,100 km2 for animals to roam freely.

That way, our favourite beverage not only leaves the barest impact on the environment; it also helps restore precious habitats for species like the wolverine.

What’s the best way to brew our Organic Wolverine Coffee?

Our team recommends brewing the Wolverine with a French press, or with a manual or automatic dripper. We’ve also enjoyed it as espresso, especially for milk-based drinks like lattes, flat whites, and cortados. Read on for our favourite French Press recipe!

Organic Wolverine Coffee French Press Recipe:

We like a 1:16 coffee-to-water ratio, which you can use to scale this recipe up or down as needed.


You will need:

  • French press
  • Kettle
  • Grinder (burr, if possible)
  • Scale (digital, in grams, if possible)
  • Timer
  • 60g Wolverine coffee
  • 960g water (195-200°F)

Step 1

Bring the water to a boil and pour some of it into the French press to preheat it. If you can, set the temperature to stay at 195-200°F.


Step 2

Coarsely grind the coffee so the particles resemble coarse sea salt. Discard the hot water from the press and add the ground coffee.


Step 3

Place the press on your scale and tare to zero. Start the timer and pour the hot water over the grounds until you reach 960g.

Step 4

When the timer reaches 1 minute, agitate the grounds with a spoon to ensure they are evenly saturated.


Step 5

Carefully put the lid on the press, allowing the plunger to rest just above the surface of the water and grounds.


Step 6

When the timer reaches 4 minutes, slowly depress the plunger. Serve immediately and enjoy when the coffee reaches your desired drinking temperature.

FAQs about the Organic Wolverine Coffee

Where can I buy Organic Wolverine Coffee?

Our list of retail partners across BC is growing! But the easiest way to find and purchase our Wolverine Coffee is on our website, The beans are available in one-pound and five-pound bags, and we’ll even grind them for you — simply select this option during checkout.

How long will my bag of Wolverine Coffee stay fresh?

We bag, seal, and ship our Wolverine Coffee right after roasting so that the beans are perfectly rested when they reach your door. Whole bean coffee is best enjoyed within 21 days of roasting; ground coffee should be used within 1 week.

How can I keep the Wolverine Coffee fresh for longer?

Our Wolverine Coffee beans stay fresh when protected from oxygen, light, and heat. So the best way to store them is in an airtight, opaque container in a cool room. If you don’t think you’ll make it through the whole bag in 4 weeks, you can seal the beans (a vacuum-sealer works best) and freeze them — some of our customers have reported great results from beans frozen for as many as 9 months.

Can I make espresso with the Wolverine Coffee?

Go right ahead! Espresso is a brew method, not a type of bean, and while certain coffees are roasted with a particular brew method in mind, it’s fun to switch it up. We’ve tried all of our coffees as espresso, and the Wolverine makes a deep, dark, almost savory shot. Give it a try!

What pairs well with the Wolverine Coffee?

The sweeter notes and heavier body of the Wolverine Coffee pair well with heartier fare, such as dried fruit, cheese, pastries, and chocolate. It makes for an invigorating accompaniment to a campsite breakfast, a mid-afternoon cookie break, and a slice of pie after Thanksgiving dinner.

What can I do with my spent Wolverine Coffee grounds?

We’re all about zero waste here at Farm & Forest Coffee, so we put our spent coffee grounds in the compost, or sprinkle it over our garden beds. We’ve also used the grounds to scrub tough spots off pots and pans (but don’t try this on non-stick surfaces!). Other inventive uses include body scrubs, flea deterrent, mushroom cultivation, and odour neutralizers.

Can I sign up for a Wolverine Coffee subscription?

Yes! We offer weekly and monthly subscriptions for our Organic Wolverine Coffee — plus you save 5% on each bag! Choose the “SUBSCRIBE & SAVE” option when you shop our Wolverine Coffee, or learn more about our subscriptions here.

Where can I learn more about how the Wolverine Coffee supports wildlife conservation?

Find more details about our partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, and how every bag of our Organic Wolverine Coffee supports wildlife conservation projects in Canada, here on our website. Visit to learn all about the species our Organic Wolverine Coffee helps protect!

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