We’re on a quest to help you find and brew the best coffee.

We understand that there is nothing worse than ordering a bag of poor-quality coffee or getting the wrong coffee at the coffee shop.

The Who, What and Why of La Capra Coffee

Our name “La Capra” (which means “goat” in Italian) celebrates not only the well-known coffee origin story of Kaldi and his capering goats but also the Italian espresso customs preferred by us.

Going back to the story of Kaldi: Did you know that coffee originated in Ethiopia?

According to legend, Kaldi, a 9th-century goat herder discovered the energizing and delicious properties of coffee beans. Whether this story is true or not, one thing is for sure: Ethiopian coffee is some of the best in the world.

While purveyors of today’s “third wave” coffee are justly celebrated for their devotion to single-origin coffees and lighter roasts, we at La Capra look to a more traditional expression in the roasting of our signature espresso blend.

With a creamy, mid-palate approach to espresso in mind, we spent many months in the cupping room, sampling coffees from the world’s best-growing regions and experimenting with depths of roast.

Our favorite blend combines a pair of Brazilian beans, a fair trade organic from Guatemala, and a naturally processed bean from Ethiopia. They are expertly roasted to a stunningly deep brown, resulting in a coffee with body and roasty sweetness, qualities enhanced when milk is added.