The experience of consuming a cup of coffee should be a delight from start to finish, from hot to cold – we have honed our roasting style over the years with that thought in mind. We roast our “Session Coffees” in a way that reveals the unique flavors of each origin while maintaining balance and sweetness. If you have a few minutes, watch the film; it explains the philosophy and process behind our journey to creating our award-winning Session Coffees.
Starting in 1993 (originally as Alterra Coffee), we began sourcing coffee from origin. Through developing long-term farmer and co-op partnerships, we can be involved in every step of creating a great coffee experience. By nature, sourcing and roasting delicious coffee can seem like a moving target, and over the last 20 years we have embraced a culture of continual improvement to bolster our efforts. We now offer a wide range of wonderful coffees. From our “Featured Farm Series” of extremely limited, special lots to our carefully managed Single Origin and legacy blends, there is something for every palate. And if we’ve learned one thing along the way, it’s that there is always more work to be done.
Every single bean we source is roasted, blended, packaged, and shipped fresh from our roastery in the Riverwest neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. If you stop by our cafe on Humboldt Blvd. during the work week, you can grab a seat a few feet away from the roasters and witness every step of the process. All of our coffee is roasted by hand on two very-old-but-very-awesome, manually operated Probat roasters, and all of our blending is done after roasting.