Organic, Fair Trade & Shade Grown

Leelanau Coffee Roasting Company works hard to provide our customers with the highest quality organic, fair trade and shade grown coffee on the market today. We are proud to be a USDA Certified Organic roaster.

When you purchase a pound of organic coffee from LCRC, you are participating in a very important effort in the coffee world today. Our brokers work directly with farmers in Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala and Sumatra, connecting us to people who have made a commitment to sustainable, managed and earth-sensitive agriculture.

Organic, Fair Trade & Shade GrownOrganic coffees are grown without pesticides and chemical processes, which allow for diverse ecosystems, cleaner, more efficient irrigation systems, and healthier, more resistant crops. Fair trade coffees are grown, harvested and sold at internationally-mandated prices that guarantee small farmers a viable living and a corner in the global marketplace.

Completing the organic cycle, Leelanau Coffee Roasting’s plant is certified organic by Midwest Organic Services Association, guaranteeing your coffee is organic from the field to your coffee maker.

Why shade grown coffee? Coffee is meant to be grown in dappled shade, unlike many high-production plantations today where shrubs are planted in full sun, resulting in scorched foliage and a bitter coffee flavor. Shade grown coffees are grown beneath a canopy of shade trees that encourage natural growth and mulch, and a mellow, even coffee flavor.

The organic beans we purchase have been certified to meet the USDA Organic, Fair Trade and Shade Grown specifications.

Leelanau Coffee Roasting is proud to be certified Kosher by the Chicago Rabbinical Council, and all of our coffees (including flavors) are Kosher.  To view our Kosher Letter on the site.

Leelanau Coffee Roasting Company is certified USDA Organic through the Midwest Organic Services Association.  Generally, our Organic coffees are also certified Fair Trade and Shade Grown, and these certificates are on file in our Corporate Office.  Please call 800/424-5282 or email steve [at] to check a particular coffee’s status.

And, while coffee itself is gluten-free, so are the flavorings we use, thus making Leelanau Coffee gluten-free across the board!

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Join Our Mud of the Month Club

We Choose:  You determine the type of coffee: regular, flavored, or decaf. Every month we air bed-roast fresh gourmet coffees from all over the world. We expertly select a new coffee variety to be sent directly to you, every month.

Monthly, we ship freshly roasted coffee to your doorstep for a flat shipping rate of $5.95. You choose Whole Bean, or how you want the beans ground, and receive 10% off the retail price of the coffee.

You brew and enjoy discovering new favorite beans and flavors from all around the world.

Call 800-424-JAVA to Sign Up

Purchase a Coffee Subscription

You Choose: If you have a favorite variety you'd like every month, a subscription may be for you. You select the variety, the amount, and the grind; whole bean or ground.

Just call us to place your subscription order.  We'll deliver it right to your doorstep for a flat shipping rate of $5.95 each month. 

You brew and savor your favorite coffee each month, delivered right to your door.

Call 800-424-JAVA to Subscribe

Our response to Covid-19

Due to coronavirus concerns and the increase of packages being shipped nationally, shipping times for your product may increase. We appreciate your patience!

Leelanau Coffee Roasting Co.

6443 Western Ave
Glen Arbor, MI   49636

Phone: 800-424-JAVA

Office Hours:
Mon – Fri 8 AM - 4 PM

Cafe Hours - vary by season

Winter: November-Mid May
Sun – Fri, 7:30 AM – 3 PM
Sat, 7:30 AM – 5 PM

Spring: Mid May - Mid June
Daily 7 AM – 5 PM

Summer: Mid June - Mid August
Daily 7 AM – 9 PM

Fall: Mid August - End of October

Daily 7 AM - 5 PM

New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas