From beans to brew…
and everything in between
Ready to Roast:
The green coffee beans that we ship in from all over the world tantalize our sense of smell as they rain down into the roaster. Mike, our award-winning roaster, watches the beans closely as they roast to the perfect temperature, checking methodically for the correct color throughout the process. “Crack, Snap, Pop, Crack” is heard throughout the standard-exceeding roastery as the shells pop off the beans. Once the beans roast to the exact color for that particular roast, they are released like a waterfall into the cooling tray. The resulting steam and aroma fills the room.
Get Your Grind On:
After patiently waiting for the beans to cool, we then pour them into the grinder. The grinder crushes the beans, and they explode into delicious River Road Coffees grounds ready to be delivered to your taste buds.
Practice Makes Perfection:
We perform in-house cuppings every Friday to ensure the River Road Coffees quality, taste, and aroma. On a homey kitchen table in the back of the office, we set out our coffee cups and saucers, water glasses and tasting spoons. We slowly pour the fresh coffee into each cup and take time to savor the aroma. Then we add boiling water, letting a cap form on the top of the hot water and trapping the sweet scent of the coffee below. The spoons are dipped into the coffee, turned over, lifted out of the cup, and smelled. Next, we taste the coffee and use the water glasses to clean our palettes. We sip and evaluate the different blends to ensure that we are delivering the River Road Coffees tradition of fragrant and delicious coffee in every batch.
We package each and every bag of coffee by hand to ensure perfection. As crisp as our freshly ironed shirts, the edges of the bags are precisely sealed and flattened so that they are ready to be sent to your home or office.