Taiwan Coffee

As the original US roaster to focus exclusively on Taiwan coffee beans, our mission is to provide you with the absolute best of Taiwan coffee.

Taste the Difference

High Altitude

The Formosa Coffee is grown at an elevation of 3,500 - 4,000ft.
At higher altitudes, cooler mountain temperatures contribute to slower growth
cycles for the coffee bean. This extra time to develop and mature imparts more
complex sugars to the bean which results in richer, more compelling flavors.

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Volcanic Soil

The Formosa Coffee sources Arabica beans from micro farms
that grow their beans in the high mountains of central Taiwan, known for
nutrient rich volcanic soil and pristine spring water, ideal for producing the
highest quality coffee bean.

Volcanic soils are rich phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium,
zinc, iron and boron which results in a final brew that is velvety smooth, with low acidity and no bitterness.

It is a gentle, mild coffee, perfectly balanced in flavor & aroma.

Pristine Spring Water

All spring water ultimately originates from precipitation.

For Arabica beans, ideal growing conditions requires that the
coffee plant receive between 60 and 100 inches of rainfall per year. Formosa
micro farms are located in Yunlin County, part of the legendary Alishan
Mountain Range. Here, average annual rainfall is ~90 inches, well within the
ideal rainfall range.

Due to the high elevation of the farms, better
drainage down the mountain slopes reduces the amount of water coffee plants can
soak up. The less water the coffee soaks up, the more rich and concentrated the natural flavors become.

Ideal Temperature

For Arabica beans, ideal growing conditions require plenty of
sunlight & average temperatures between 59–75ºF. Formosa micro farms are
located in Yunlin County, part of the legendary Alishan Mountain Range.

Here, average annual temperatures fall between 58–77ºF. Couple this with the perfect amount of annual rainfall, The Formosa Coffee farms are ideally situated for producing Taiwan’s best coffee.

Harvested by Hand

The Formosa Coffee microfarms carefully hand-harvest only beans that are at the peak of ripeness during a short six-month window.

Picking only the ripe coffee cherries is critical. Under - or over - ripe cherries can negatively impact balance, complexity, consistency, aroma, and taste.

This practice helps to ensure paramount quality.

Paramount Freshness

Every coffee bean is imported directly from our farms in
Taiwan and hand-roasted in New York within 24 hours of packaging and shipping.


Wonderful product!

This coffee is fantastic! Wonderful smooth velvety taste and not acidic. Thank you Jason!

Lauren S.


Definitely a fan of Taiwanese Coffee.

The robust flavor of the coffee is superb and I will be ordering often.

Dennis L.


Fast shipping & delicious coffee.

Nice aroma, smooth coffee, and fast delivery! Thank you!

Kevin H.


The perfect coffee.

Finally, a coffee I don't need to add anything to!

David L.


Freshly roasted excellence.

Really enjoyed the medium roast and the experience of trying coffee harvested in the mountains of Taiwan!

Raquel F.