at s.a. wilson’s, we had to develop a unique and proprietary way of processing coffee and selecting a specific variety of certified organic coffee beans to produce a product that an independent laboratory has confirmed is higher in what we want: caffeine and palmitic acid.
we started off by sourcing the best possible beans we could find. next, we developed a processing technique that would retain caffeine and palmitic acid. after a process of trial and error to perfect our technique, we achieved a roasting process that not only retained what we wanted, but also eliminated what we didn’t want.
the final result? coffee that has up to 44 percent more caffeine and 87 percent more palmitic acid than regular coffee. by using organic beans certified by agencies like o.c.i.a. and q.a.i., and processing them without chemical additives, we avoid pesticides and residue from chemical fertilizers that most standard coffee has.
coffee—even certified organic coffee—roasted traditionally has 17 known carcinogens. one of the worst of those carcinogens is acrylamide. so, we decided to test our coffee to see how our beans compared to regular beans. the results astounded us. an independent lab confirmed that s.a. wilson’s coffee had just trace amounts of acrylamide—about 80 percent less than commercially available certified organic coffee roasted traditionally. testing is expensive, so we have yet to test the other 16 carcinogens. however, based on the results of acrylamide, we are confident that the results for those tests will be similar and we will be updating our site with new information as it becomes available.
our beans aren’t just 100 percent organic, they’re also bird friendly, shade grown and purchased from small, independent farming cooperatives, hand-picked by farmers who have been paid fairly. additionally, s.a. wilson’s gold roast is one of the few, if not the only, organic coffee processor. this means every step of production, as well as our facility where we conduct our operations, has met organic standards—we’re talking right down to the products we use to clean the floors!
finally, because we realize that most of our customers are traveling a very expensive road, we have done our very best to keep our coffee prices as low as possible. since we buy our coffee directly from farmers, and process, package and ship it ourselves, we cut out all the middle people who would normally drive up the cost. by keeping our costs and overhead as low as possible, we have made it our mission to offer the most cost-effective organic coffee available.