Troubadour

Coffee Roasters

We are passionate about our coffee. We source our beans through three importers direct from the farms and cooperatives, we roast them on-site, and we make each beverage to order. We do not offer flavors, syrups, smoothies, frappes, meal-type foods or most typical coffee shop drinks, but for good reason. We are very focused on the quality aspect of our coffees and want you to experience coffee for the passion, craft and art of it.  Coffee is the seed of a fruit and if its grown, processed, roasted and brewed properly,  the results will be amazing;  not bitter or burnt. Why cover up the good?  If your black coffee tastes bitter or burnt, you're drinking the wrong coffee, usually poor quality.  Pure and simple and without attitudes or snobbery we challenge you to Rethink Your Coffee.

My travels to Central America are an ongoing passion :)

Finca Jesper, Jinotega, Nicaragua. This is a Catimor varietal of the Arabica coffee species.

Finca Jesper, Jinotega, Nicaragua. This is a Catimor varietal of the Arabica coffee species.

View from the opposite hillside overlooking rows of 1 year old coffee trees. This finca is about 1300 masl. Great acidity at this altitude.

View from the opposite hillside overlooking rows of 1 year old coffee trees. This finca is about 1300 masl. Great acidity at this altitude.

Fred Zuethen, owner of Finca Jesper shows me the parchment coffee drying at the dry mill in Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

Fred Zuethen, owner of Finca Jesper shows me the parchment coffee drying at the dry mill in Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

A worker hard at work picking coffee at Finca Colombia, Antigua, Guatemala.

A worker hard at work picking coffee at Finca Colombia, Antigua, Guatemala.

Yellow Bourbon coffee cherry (pronounced bur-BON) ready for picking in Guatemala.

Yellow Bourbon coffee cherry (pronounced bur-BON) ready for picking in Guatemala.

Red Catui arabica coffee tree at Finca Colombia, Antigua, Guatemala.

Red Catui arabica coffee tree at Finca Colombia, Antigua, Guatemala.

In the rainy season, little buds appear that bloom into flowers, which in turn develop into the coffee cherry.  Mother earth does wonderful magic.

In the rainy season, little buds appear that bloom into flowers, which in turn develop into the coffee cherry.  Mother earth does wonderful magic.