505 North Mason Road - St. Louis, MO 63134 | (314) 630-6666 tomcharleville@gmail.com
Clipper Coffee is available at
Dierbergs, Fresh Thyme and Lucky's Market.
Roasted in small batches in St. Louis, MO
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Clipper Coffee Products

Reserve Ground

(6 customer reviews)


GRIND: All Purpose (Medium)
ORIGIN: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Colombia
ALTITUDE: 4,500-6,000 ft.
ACIDITY: Sweet Toned
BODY: Full, Plush
FLAVOR PROFILE: Chocolate, Nutty, Fruity, Smoky

SKU: R-RG Categories: ,


Clipper Coffee Co. Reserve blend is the culmination of three generations of familial experience and 35 years of the personal expertise of Tom Charleville, resulting in a multi-nuanced and balanced cup of coffee.

“It’s not only good,” Tom Charleville will tell you right off. “This is the one you’ve been looking for.” And he should know. Like the passionate artisan that he is, he chooses the beans himself and monitors the roasting.

He starts off with European Preparation green coffee beans, which is the highest quality rating reserved only for the best. Each chosen cultivar has its own personality, each making the ideal cup of coffee, but Tom doesn’t leave perfection alone. He blends four complementary coffee bean varieties and brings them to a Full City roast, which further intensifies the unique character of each coffee bean type, where the beans are roasted past the first crack and right on the verge of the second. “The sweet spot,” he’ll say. This attention to detail and small-batch roasting creates a complex, sophisticated, balanced cup of coffee you will find nowhere else.

Part of Tom Charleville’s commitment to quality coffee extends to packaging. “Don’t kick the can… yet” he likes to say. The vacuum-packed can may be old school, but it is still the best at delivering the freshest ground coffee with absolutely no preservatives. Plus, the metal can and plastic lid are easily recyclable.

Shipping Policy

You pay shipping of $8.99 for the first item and $2.49 for each additional item.

Your coffee order will ship shortly after it has been roasted, usually within 24 – 72 hours of roasting the coffee. Please allow 4 to 7 working days for delivery (holidays and weekends excluded). We automatically choose the most efficient carrier based on weight and location. Your shipment confirmation email will contain your tracking number(s) so that you can track your shipment online.


We are delighted to ship our freshly roasted coffee to you anywhere in the world. If you would like to place an order outside the United States, please contact Customer Service at tomcharleville@gmail.com, and we will give you a shipping quote for mail delivery with tracking.

Return Policy

If Clipper Coffee Co. makes a mistake with your order, we will correct the mistake immediately.

We are so sure of the quality of Clipper Coffee that we simply know you will be completely satisfied! However, if you find you don’t agree and would like to return our product, please contact Customer Service at tomcharleville@gmail.com or (314) 630-6666 within 14 days. Returns are handled on a case-by-case basis.

Any approved return for refund will be minus shipping and handling. We do apologize, but we are unable to refund any unauthorized returns.

6 reviews for Reserve Ground

  1. James Bryant

    I have been in coffee clubs over the years, and in my 4 decades of black coffee consumption, Tom Charleville’s flagship Clipper Reserve Coffee is the best kept secret of off-the-shelf coffee I’ve ever had. Thanks, Tom, for coming out of retirement to oversee such a truly fine product.

  2. Donna Fox

    Clipper Coffee is the only coffee I serve in my home. Everyone comments on how exceptional it is.

  3. Matt Ramshaw

    From selecting only the best green coffee beans to the end-product result, Tom Charleville knows how to make good coffee. This is some of the best coffee I’ve ever tasted. I enjoy it daily!

  4. Donna

    It is the first time I have tried Clippers coffee, I am so impressed. No after bitter taste. Smooth and keeps you wanting that 2nd cup. I am now your biggest fan!

  5. Noelle

    I just recently tried Clipper Coffee from Fresh Thyme and it really is good! I tend to notice bitterness in coffees, but I don’t get a bitter aftertaste with Clipper. It was really smooth and the aroma was awesome as well. Tom Charleville truly knows his coffee. He talked to me about how he shops for the best beans he can find and blends them to make his coffee. It truly is a labor of love for him. Thank you for introducing it to me Tom, and I will preach to others about Clipper 🙂

  6. Kim Siegler

    I got a sample of this coffee at Dierbergs here in Arnold, Mo. My husband and I enjoy great tasting coffee but this is truly one of the most delicious coffees we’ve ever had! No bitterness. Great flavor. Our new favorite!

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