Delicately roasted FIRSTHAND Coffee Espresso beans are combined with J.Q. Dickinson Salt for an intense, bold value added product that can be used as a finishing salt, a rub for meats, or to add layers of flavor to any dish.


firsthand coffee cooperative

FIRSTHAND Cooperative is a worker-owned coffee company located in the heart of Appalachia. Inspired by the principles of the fair trade movement, they connect producers and consumers in mountain communities through a fair share guarantee. This commitment to mutual aid  and a vision for a sharing economy along coffee supply chains, supports social enterprise development abroad and right here in our mountain home. 

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WEst virginia sea salt

Sustainably harvest from an ancient ocean nestled under the Appalachian Mountains in the Kanawha Valley, J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works is free from contaminants commonly found in commercially harvested sea salts.

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beyond the book

Students from the WVU Human Nutrition & Foods program mix the roasted, FIRSTHAND coffee espresso beans with J.Q. Dickinson Salt. This hands-on experience allows for an greater understanding of food safety, food processing and food entrepreneurship