So how does a world-class roastmaster bring together consistently well-rounded coffee blends?
First, he develops the target aroma and taste profile of the coffee he is about to create. Then he roasts the specific beans and adjusts the proportions until he finds the perfect character for that blend. For example, for the new Roastmaster’s Blend, our Roastmaster Patrick Dinkins wanted to build a blend around one of his favorite coffees from Africa. He carefully combined beans that would allow that coffee to come through in the cup, resulting in a sweet, earthy, bright, balanced aftertaste.
Of course, the process of developing blends from scratch also includes—you guessed it—lots and lots of coffee tasting. (We’ll let you know when we’re accepting applications for this dream job.)
We small batch roast all our coffees in specially-designed European-style roasters.
Our roasters combine drum and convection technologies to create dark, rich coffees with no bean tipping or scorching. Our custom drums recirculate heat to precisely manage airflow and evenly roast those luscious beans, all while reducing energy and producing cleaner emissions for our neighbors and environment.
Along with our kinder, gentler roasting, we protect the quality of our beans through to the end, with a better cooling process. Our proprietary process cools our beans quickly and evenly, with minimal air exposure, for optimal freshness.