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Peacemaker Coffee FAQ

Peacemaker Coffee is a Veteran Owned & Family Operated Company 
Helps Support Veterans and First Responders 
Roasted and Packed in Toledo, Ohio

  • How did Peacemaker Coffee Company start:
    Peacemaker Coffee Company is a Veteran Owned & Operated Company. We started in March 2019 and were established by a full-time (Now Retired) Police Officer who has served the community for the past 20 years.
  • Where does Peacemaker source beans from?
    Peacemaker Coffee Company (PCC) sources coffee beans from countries worldwide through direct trade and fair trade practices. We are committed to ethical and sustainable sourcing practices, so we work closely with coffee farmers and cooperatives to ensure fair compensation for their hard work. Our highly skilled roster has been roasting and sourcing coffee beans for years. We take pride in our quality and ethical sourcing from Brazil, Columbia, Guatemala, and Uganda. Once the beans are brought to our roasting facility in Toledo, Ohio, we ensure that when you order our coffee, it's roasted with the utmost care and precision to deliver a truly exceptional cup.
  • Shipping costs for ordering from Peacemaker?
    At Peacemaker Coffee, we offer shipping through the United States Postal Service (USPS) or United Parcel Service (UPS). Our standard shipping rate is a flat $8 for all orders within the United States. However, we also offer free shipping for orders over $35 within the United States! This means you can enjoy our premium coffee products without worrying about additional shipping expenses if your order meets the minimum purchase requirement. Our convenient and affordable shipping options allow you to easily have your favorite Peacemaker Coffee products delivered right to your doorstep.
  • Returns and refunds:
    - Coffee CAN NOT be returned for a refund or credit. - If you are unsatisfied with our coffee, we can exchange your purchase with another coffee of equal or lesser value. - Our goal is to make our customers satisfied. - Please email us directly at
  • Grind:
    When you order our coffee as ground, it will be a medium to fine grind to support automatic drip coffee makers.
  • Storing coffee:
    - Coffee is best stored in a whole bean state. - Do not store coffee in a cold environment (Freezer or Refrigerator) but in a cool and humid-free location, preferably in a sealed container or in our already prepared sealed coffee bag that your purchase came in.
  • Coffee Roast Misconceptions:
    There are a lot of misconceptions about coffee roasting, mostly due to large coffee shop chains' advertising campaigns trying to convince the public that black is black and white is white, and there's no such thing as a shade of gray - not to mention all the other colors. To help clear some of the confusion, Peacemaker Coffee Company would like to address some of the most common ones here. (Below)
  • Flavoring Process:
    Our flavored coffees have set the standard for the industry by using only the finest oil-based extracts and ingredients. All the flavorings we use on our gourmet flavored coffees are selected from dozens of manufacturers and continually sampled to ensure we always offer the truest, most flavorful profiles possible. We start with our fresh roasted beans and then add the flavoring to ensure each bean is fully coated, giving you a delicious cup with a great aroma and outstanding smooth taste. The extracts used to flavor the beans combine natural and artificial flavorings. Combining these two types of flavorings brings the best of both to Peacemaker-flavored coffees, resulting in a wonderfully enhanced natural aroma and flavor that will remain with the coffee for a long time. Best of all, our flavoring extracts contain no sweeteners, sugars, or calories and are gluten-free. #peacemakercoffeecompany #peacemakercoffee
  • Does coffee roast level affect caffeine?
    Darker roasts typically boast a bolder, richer flavor and aroma than lighter ones. Coffee beans lose caffeine and mass in roasting, so darker roasts generally will have slightly less caffeine.
  • Which coffee is easier on the stomach?
    Dark Roast - a study published in 2010 found that dark roast coffee is easier on the stomach than light roast because it produces an ingredient that prevents hydrochloric acid from building up in the stomach. Peacemaker Coffee's mild/ low acidity.
  • Myth: All the best coffees are dark roasts:
    This is much like the commonly stated "All the best chefs cook over high heat." The most delicate beans should not be roasted darker than City, or subtle flavor elements and aromas may be lost or burned away in the high heat. Common Misunderstanding: If you like Dark Roast coffee, Dark is what you like. An amazingly high percentage of people #PeacemakerCoffeeCompany meets at coffee tastings tell us that they love Dark Roast and were looking for the strongest or most intensely flavorful coffee. After years of exposure to mass-market, we learned that the most reliable way to get the intense experience they desired was to go straight for the darkest Roast. However, when roasting beans that are already inherently flavorful, the "strength" (by which we mean flavor, NOT caffeine content) is not improved by roasting it past Medium Roast. As mentioned above, in some coffees, the subtlety can be lost, reducing the overall mouth-filling intensity of the flavor. This is not to say that Dark Roast is bad. Dark Roast adds an element of smokey, slightly caramel, which is the natural coffee sugar being caramelized in high heat. Some people respond to this and crave it in their coffees, and that's great! We love to make people happy. Dark Roast is an excellent choice for these individuals. But many of Peacemaker Coffee Company's customers discovered, after some experimentation, our DARK Roast is our strongest-tasting coffee.
  • Myth: Dark Roast is lower in acid:
    As with many myths, this one has a basis. Light roast coffees are often quite acidic. Roasting the beans a little darker, to Medium or City roast, can temper that acidity. We recommend Medium or Dark roast coffees to anyone who has a sensitive stomach, wants to protect their teeth, or prefers the taste of a lower-acid coffee. But even more important than that is to seek out a naturally lower-acid bean. Peacemaker Coffee is mild/ low acidity.
  • Myth: Dark/Light Roast is higher/lower in caffeine:
    We've heard this myth both ways! The truth is that roast level has some... but minimal effect on caffeine content compared to other factors. What determines caffeine content is the coffee and/or altitude of the bean itself. Arabica, generally considered the "baseline" or average, contains ~90 mg of caffeine per 6 oz serving of brewed coffee. Robusta is higher, averaging ~150 mg. We hope this helps you pick the best coffee for your taste (Our Peacemaker Dark roast has Arabica and Robusta, so higher caffeine). We firmly believe that every individual's palate is unique, so we strive to offer top-quality coffee that suits an equally wide variety of people. Diversity is a beautiful thing!
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