Our Story

Good Citizen is a Nashville-based coffee company and lifestyle brand committed to compassion, conservation, and really great coffee.


Frequently Asked Questions

When will I get my order?

Please expect 2-3 business days for your order to process before being shipped. Transit time of your order depends on the location of the final destination. 
*Please expect delays during Federal Holidays. i.e. Labor Day* 

Are your bags compostable?

Yes! Our bags are made of paper and a compostable PLA plastic made from corn.  The only parts that are not quickly compostable are the tin tie that holds the bag closed and the plastic one-way valve.  Everything else should decompose very quickly, even just in a normal outdoor landfill.  Conventional coffee bags have layers of aluminum sandwiched between non-compostable layers of plastic.  Those bags last quite a long time and there isn't really any way to recycle them because the plastic and metal are melted together.


Is there an order minimum?

Nope! But you do get free shipping on orders over $75 or if you have a coffee subscription!


Can I edit/add to my order once it has already been placed?

The short answer is yes, but we have to do some fancy footwork to make it happen. Email us at support@goodcitizen-coffee.com with your order number and we’ll be able to help you out.  


What will shipping cost?

Shipping is based on weight and price.  When you go to check out it will calculate the cost based on your shipment address. If your order totals $75 or more, you’re eligible for free shipping! If you choose a coffee subscription you’re also eligible for free shipping!


How We Started

Good Citizen Coffee Co. started in Nashville, TN in 2018 - the core team came together quickly as a response to the blank space in the roasting industry in Middle Tennessee. From there, we built ourselves on transparency and quality coffee. Sourced from sustainable farms, we help keep specialty-grade coffee in your cup without sacrificing nutrient-dense farming lands. We believe in the big impact of seemingly small choices, like deciding which coffee to drink. While we’re not the first Nashville-based roastery out there, we’re proud to be one of the only ones centered around biodiverse farmers.

farmer carryings coffee beans basket

Our Mission

To provide sustainably conscious, quality coffee brewed in Nashville that is making a difference for future generations.

farmer touching the beans

Our Investment

Sustainability is a core piece of what makes us, us! We work directly with the farmers to give back to the land by planting trees, fruits, and vegetables that invite animals and insects to thrive in their natural habitats. Creating biodiverse soil for generations to come.

Meet our farmers

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  • car parked at the farm
  • dirt road with farm around it
  • farmer washing the beans
  • basket of coffee cherries
  • farmer picking cherries
  • pouring coffee from a kettle into cups
  • boxes of coffee cherries
  • farmer smiling at camera