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.

Coffee Bean Storage and Freshness

  • Most coffees have a life span of approximately 30 days from the day of roasting in whole bean form.
  • Air, light, moisture and extreme temperature will kill your fresh coffee, roasted or brewed.
  • Whole beans will last longer than ground coffee.
  • You can store in the original bag the coffee came in or put in an airtight container (bag and all too!). However, most containers will be overkill. If your coffee is super fresh, like less than a week old just leave it in the bag it came from. It will age naturally and the flavor will improve upon aging. It should be good for at least 2-3 weeks after you get it from us.
  • Contrary to popular belief whole beans should never be stored in the freezer or refrigerator. The intense cold is not good for your fresh roasted coffee. Also, coffee is porous and will absorb smells in your refrigerator. Yuck.