Light roast coffee is best suited for mild coffee varieties where a darker roast would destroy much of the flavor from the origin. They have a dry outer shell since they are not roasted long enough to expell the oils. Lighter roasts have a more pronounced acidity and retain the most caffeine. We often choose a light roast for our Roastmaster's Select coffee since light roast coffee retains more of the unique flavors of the origin and that is what we are trying to highlight in these micro lot coffees. Some of our most special coffees are light roast, so make sure to not pass them over.
It's simply the freshest coffee you can order.
Ripe Arabica beans (called cherries) are harvested once per year.
Beans are then pulped, washed and dried in the tropical sun.
Dried beans are shipped to our Denver roastery in burlap sacks.
Our Roastmasters roast the beans at high altitude for more flavor.
Then, we bag our beans to keep fresh but still allow for degassing.