Organic & Sustainably Sourced
Pushing the envelope in coffee roasting is at the heart of what we do; however, we do it while being responsible to the environment and the world around us. By sourcing sustainable, certified organic and “organic by default” coffees, we make a commitment to the betterment of all of us. Moving towards greener roasting methods means giving up nostalgic ideals of roasting coffee on ever polluting old rehabbed coffee roasters for a greater good. Coffee roasting should be a responsible endeavor, not one that generates large quantities of smoke with the need for afterburners that burn 5X the natural gas -- while emitting 5X the green house gases -- to burn off the smoke. An analogy would be using six gallons of gasoline to drive your car for one gallon’s worth of miles.
Our hybrid green coffee roaster generates no smoke giving our roast master the ability to create extraordinary creations cleanly without pollution without using an afterburner. We didn’t stop there. Roasting great coffee means not ignoring two decades of learning the craft. So we took it upon ourselves to modify our equipment so we can roast in ways never dreamed off. Depending on the origin, varietal and altitude grown, each coffee is “sous-vide” roasted (in the absence of oxygen) at critical points and traditionally fire-roasted at other increments during the roast to dramatically influence its acidity, sweetness, flavor, mouth feel and aromatics. This technique gives our coffee a new dimension never before possible and a way to offer very dark roasts without the burned, carbon elements and to develop light roasts with fruity overtones without aggressive acidity. Coffee takes on the character of fine wines, accentuating its uniqueness and its ability to pair not just with dessert but with any course.