About us


We are coffee and Tea lovers. Whether your love of coffee comes from memories of waking up to Grandma’s morning brew that announced breakfast is ready or to fond memories of enjoying a cup with friends. We at Kikos share the same sentiments and we want to share in your exploration of coffee and tea flavors from different parts of the world.

Some of the best coffee comes from small farms from Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Kenya and other parts of the world. These farmers have grown coffee for generations and often only produce small and carefully cared for lots. Our beans are ethically sourced, freshly roasted and of the best quality. We strive to bring these to you in a convenient and hassle-free manner and to also provide you with other high quality coffee related products that will make your experience more enjoyable.

A great cup of coffee is never too far away with Kikos.

We are Fair Trade Certified.

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Kikos Coffee is harvested in the surrounding areas of Manizales, Caldas and roasted in Chinchina, Caldas. - Colombia

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A great cup of coffee is never too far away with Kikos.

We currently sale @  Toastedflats Russos, Wilson Farm, American Food Baskets, Stop & Compare, El Paisa Butchery, Los Paisanos Supermarket, Super Ahorro Market, Los Hornitos, Restaurant el Penol, Family Pastry Shop, Cafe Gigu, La Casa del Pandebono, La Esquina del Sabor and offices in Boston and NY, as well as online throughout the country. 

 

Our History

We were born into a family where farming was the main activity. They harvested Sugar Cane and Coffee. We faced the challenges of a society immersed in violence where the ones who suffered were always the poor. Even though the government tried to help the coffee farmers, terrorist groups and criminal bands made sure they intercepted any type of aid. Due to the conflict some of our family members were forced to move to the main cities and start from zero. 

Many years later in 2019 we united again to generate an impact not only on our family but to our local communities; Colombia and the United States where we currently reside. Coffee was the perfect way to do it because it runs in our blood and it represents our culture and everything positive about Colombia. 


Our Process

Colombian coffee farmers ( Campesinos ), specifically from Caldas harvest our coffee. Then a small family owned roasting company in Chinchina, Colombia roasts and packs Kikos Coffee. Kikos Coffee is roasted Medium Dark. We believe this level of roasting brings out the best flavor of the coffee bean itself while maintaining some dark roast flavor that is favored in the U.S. The coffee arrives in Boston and is distributed directly to your table. 

Kikos Coffee comes from arabica plants harvested in the mountainous region of Caldas in Colombia. The farms are located between 4,000 and 6,000 ft above sea level. Cherries/Beans are selected and graded multiple times to make sure you have a great coffee experience at your table.

The first step is selecting the best seeds for planting. The flowering process of arabica cherries in Caldas takes from 4 to 6 months. Then, the cherries ripen from 6 to 8 months.  Only the best cherries are picked (the ones that are ripe). The majority of the times, cherries are transported to the farm using mules. Once they get there, the cherries must be de-pulped and then left to ferment for 24-72 hours and then they are washed. The beans are spread out by hand in the sun to dry, to remove moisture which turn them into parchment coffee. To have green beans, the shells of the beans are removed through the milling process which also selects the beans by size using different sized screens. The coffee beans are then transported to Chinchina to be roasted. The method used is simple and based on tradition. It has been done this way for years. 

 

Our Philosophy

Most of the steps to harvest and process coffee beans are manual. While this may not be as efficient as utilizing machines, we believe that sticking to tried and true methods that keep an experienced human eye on the process brings the best results. Local families located in the communities around the coffee farms are employed directly and indirectly; generating employment and well being in the region.

Memberships: Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce 

We are Fair Trade Certified. We are LGBTBE® Certified. (Certified LGBT Business Enterprise). Certified Diverse” Supplier, Vendor. Also working on the following the OSD's Supplier Diversity Office in MA.

We just started, but we have big dreams! We want the communities that we impact to have a better future and overall well being. We chose 2 established nonprofits to collaborate because they impact in-need populations in Colombia and the United States.

How are we helping? You can now donate at checkout on our website; for those who donate we are providing a discount. Also, by the end of every fiscal year we plan on donating 2% of our profits to the same organizations. Please see below for more information:

Voces Latinas: aims to reduce the rate of HIV transmission and violence among immigrant Latinas by empowering, educating, and providing leadership and advocacy training to enable them to make healthier decisions for themselves and their families. Through collaborative relationships, we connect immigrant Latinas with culturally and linguistically sensitive services to address their immediate needs, which allows them to identify with their risk for HIV/AIDS

Fundacion Siempre Colombia: aims to help the suffering of the most needed, especially senior citizens of Colombia. One of the main projects is Colombia on Wheels, which consists of providing medical devices such as wheelchairs, crutches, walkers and hygiene items to nursing home residents in Colombia. Another important project is Siempre Colombia Calza Ninos, which consists of providing shoes and school supplies to children in need.

Impact U: Kikos Distribution is partnering with a group of U.S. based Colombians that are in the process of creating a non-profit organization whose aim is to provide financial assistance to students that are accepted to public Universities in Colombia such as Universidad de Antioquia and Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Even though, the tuition is not expensive ( by U.S. standards ), rurally based students generally have to move to the main cities and don’t have the financial resources to cover basic living expenses and study at the same time. Kikos is acting as a consulting entity and once formed will also direct a portion of the 2% profits to this nonprofit.

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Our Coffee

Our standard is to use only high quality coffee beans. Kikos Coffee is smooth, creamy with character, balanced of body and provides a clean cup. Our beans are roasted medium dark because we are not afraid to show the real taste of our coffee. Cheaper, less flavorful  beans are roasted dark in order to mask their lack of flavor. We are not about bitterness. Too often the strength or flavor of a coffee is misjudged by its bitterness. Generally this bitterness needs to be covered up with cream and sugar. Our coffee is smooth and easy to drink. In reality no cream or sugar is needed but using a small amount will bring out a pleasing flavor.

 

Medium Dark Roast

Medium-dark roasts have a richer, darker color with some oil beginning to show on the surface of the beans. A medium-dark roast has a heavy body in comparison with the lighter or medium roasts.

The beans are roasted to the beginning or middle of the second crack about 437-450°F. The flavors and aromas of the roasting process become noticeable, and the taste of the coffee may be somewhat spicy.

Other names are Full-City Roast, After Dinner Roast, and Vienna Roast.

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How to Brew Kikos Coffee (A step by Step Guide)

First you have to decide which brewing method you are using. Do you have a Coffee Maker, do you have a Coffee Grinder? or are you using ground Coffee? Using ground Coffee is more convenient but definitely using Whole Bean Coffee, grinding it and brewing it right away is the best cup of coffee! it is just fresh!!!

Make sure that regardless of the brewing method, your Coffee Pot, Coffee Maker, and cups are completely clean. Any unwanted substance can drastically change the taste of the coffee.

Always try to grind the Coffee beans right before you intend to make coffee and also only  use the amount of coffee you are going to consume at the moment. 

The grinding of your coffee beans depends on your Coffee Maker and your preference. The finer the grind, the more time the coffee is exposed to the water and will have more extraction which  means that you will sense a "stronger"coffee. The most common coffee grind type is Medium which is used in majority of home coffee makers (Drip) and Fine Grind for espresso.

Always use a coffee filter if your coffee pot requires one to keep the grounds from blocking the drip and making the coffee overflow from the basket. Use an unbleached (brown) paper filter or a gold filter. The bleached (white) ones affect the flavor of the coffee, so avoid them.

What is the ratio of ground coffee to water?

The Coffee Golden Rule is: exactly two (2) tablespoons (7 to 9 grams or 2 scoops of a standard coffee measure) of ground coffee beans per six (6) ounces of water.

For 4 cups (6 ounces each) of coffee, measure out 8 generous tablespoons (30 to 35 grams) of fresh ground coffee beans.

You can adjust more of less ground coffee depending on your taste.

More information about how to brew your coffee here

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