Q. How has inflation affected your business?
A. Like everyone, we are experiencing dramatically higher costs including organic specialty grade green coffee, inbound freight, outbound package deliveries, fuel, electricity, labor, packaging materials, shipping materials, financing, certification fees, small business taxes, government compliance regulations, software services, etc.
Q. What is the difference from your Specialty Java brand and your Jo Coffee brand?
A. Our Jo Coffee products are simply select subset of our certified organic coffees, but packaged with the Jo Coffee label. See the equivalence mapping below. The Jo Coffee brand is available on our Jo Coffee website with free shipping for $50.00 orders and is available in select grocery stores. Several of our Jo Coffee products are also distributed through Amazon using their Fulfillment by Amazon warehouses with free shipping.
The "SPECIALTY JAVA" brand coffee name is the exact same coffee for the "JO COFFEE" brand coffee name listed below:
- Espresso Allegro (ORG) = Wild Jo
- New World Breakfast (ORG) = Morning Jo
- New York New York (ORG) = New York Jo
- Espresso Organico (ORG) = Jo Espresso
- Decadent Decaf (ORG) = No Fun Jo Decaf
- Velvet Soul (ORG) = Farmers Market Jo
- Colombian (ORG) = Colombia Jo
- Cold Brew Blend (ORG) = Stone Cold Jo
- Rainforest Rhythms (ORG) = Tree Hugger Jo
- Sumatra (ORG) = Jo Sumatra
- Timor Select Decaf (ORG) = Smooth Jo Decaf
Q. Can a consumer get a free sample?
A. We offer 3 oz. samples online and are priced to cover the cost of mailing and shipping materials. Simply select the 3 oz. Sample Size and proceed to checkout to order by credit card. We also offer free samples to Java Junkie Forum email list subscribers with any Large size 2.2 lb bag, or one Bulk 5 lb size bag, or four 12 oz size bags or more. Simply request your free sample choice in the comments box during checkout..
Q. How can I get the best deals?
A. We offer a variety of bag sizes to fit every desire. We offer $1.00 or less shipping on 5 lb Bulk bags or CasePaks for retail customers in all mainland states. Make sure to subscribe to our Java Junkie Forum email list for exclusive monthly discounts.
Q. How fast will I receive my coffee?
A. Time-in-transit is determined by the shipper you chose. Retail consumer orders are produced, then shipped within hours, 1 to 2 business days after order is placed. Occassionally an extra day is needed. We are closed on weekends and holidays which may include a weekday before or after the actual holiday date, such as Thanksgiving Day and the after. During very high volume periods (e.g. holidays) additional delays are possible and we recommend allowing extra time during holiday periods. You will receive an email when your order has shipped.
Q. What if I am not satsified with your coffee?
A. If you are dissatisfied with your coffee purchase, we offer a full refund for the product. To initiate the return process, please contact us to obtain a return authorization number. Return the remaining product in its original coffee bag, with the roast date or sell by date visible, within 14 days of receiving your order. We will issue the refund to your credit card within 10 days.
If you're considering making another purchase, we'll also provide you with a coupon equal to the cost of USPS Ground Advantage shipping for the return, upon request. Feel free to choose any shipping method for the return shipment.
Q. What are your grinding and brewing recommendations?
A. We recommend the Specialty Coffee Association - Golden Cup Standard for coffee-to-water ratio, grind levels, and water temperature. Visit our Art of Coffee page for details.
Q. Can I have my coffee order delivered on a regular basis?
A. Yes we have a Subscription system. You can have an order you place repeated every 7, 14, 21, or 28 days, from the date of your purchase. You will receive a confirmation of the subscription coffee order you place. You will also automatically receive an email, 4 calendar days, before your repeat subscription coffee order will be processed. If no changes are required, your coffee order will be processed automatically using the same credit card on file. If you need to change or cancel your order, promptly log into your account and click the "Manage Subscriptions" link. Simply edit/cancel the coffee subscription and click Save. Please note the actual date of roasting/shipping of your subscription order is based on our ORDER PROCESSING DEADLINES found in our Shipping Policy. Contact us by email, phone, chat or use the Contact Us form if you need further assistance.
Q. How often do you roast coffee?
A. We roast and ship your coffee fresh every weekday. If the roastery will be closed more than a couple days for maintenance or vacation, we will send advance notices to JavaClub Forum subscribers of the schedule.
Q. Can I order over the telephone?
A. Yes. Call us with your order at 1.888.586.JAVA and we will process your credit card order securely.
Q. Will you accept checks or money orders?
A. Yes. We will be happy to roast and ship your order after we receive your payment.
Q. Where will you ship your coffee?
A. We offer shipping options in the shopping cart to the entire United States and any U.S. protectorate including military APO addresses. Shipping options are limited to Hawaii and Alaska. International shipping is available to large wholesale businesess.
Q. Can I pick up my order?
A. No. We are not a retail facility and do not have a local pickup option. We are licensed as a FDA food manufacturing facility and adhere to the 2017 Food Safety Manufacturing Act for best practices, to protect consumers by restricting visitors. Some of our coffee products are available at the Mocha Monkey Coffeehouse under the Mocha Monkey private label coffee brand, in downtown Waconia. Our Jo Coffee organic coffee brand can be found locally at Mackenthun's grocery in Waconia.
Q. Do you ship to P.O. Boxes?
A. If you choose U.S.P.S as your shipper, you can use a P.O. Box address. Your Postal Carrier may leave you a notice instead of leaving your package at your door. The customer is responsible for any packages left at their door.
Q. How do I redeem a Gift Certificate?
A. If you received a special email containing a gift certificate code, and a link to our store, simply click on the link and redeem the gift certificate code. Note you must have a store account before you can redeem the code, so you might want to do that first. The gift certificate code will appear on the checkout pages. Select products online and proceed to checkout until you see the Gift Certificates box. If Certificate value exceeds product and shipping costs, the system will return a message to confirm the order. If product and shipping costs exceed the Certificate value, the system will prompt you for your name and credit card number to complete the order for the remaining balance due. Any remaining Certificate Value is retained in the system.
Q. Why should I create an online account?
A. Benefits include exclusive discounts offered to Java Junkie Forum subscribers, ability to view your complete order history and to save billing/shipping addresses for quick reordering.
Q. How can I Manage My Account, View Order Status, View Tracking Numbers and View Order History?
A. Log in from the Customer Login link. You will see your Order History & Tracking and other account information.
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