Something New, Something Different
The Four Pillars of Carriage House Roasters
PRECISION AIR ROAST
Purveyors of Happiness
Explore the Four Pillars of the Carriage House Roasters Coffee Experience Below
50 years of
01: Science Meets Art
PRISTINE AIR APPLIED UNIFORMLY WITH PRECISE CONTROL OVER TEMPERATURE AND TIME
We love coffee roasted in many different ways, even on a cast iron pan where we first learned to roast from our good friend when we lived in Ethiopia.
We are particularly fond of the precision and control we have throughout the roast process using hot air that is evenly distributed to each bean in small, highly controlled batches. Air roasters are capable of teasing out delicate floral and berry aromas, and invitingly showcase bold mocha flavors. Air roasting is particularly adept at showing the flavor profile of the bean, rather than the flavor of the roast. Without the aggressive conduction heat of the cast iron drum, or the flavor imparted by the smoke in the chamber, air roasting provides a pure flavor profile opening a world of natural coffee flavors that you may never have known existed.
Air roasting is often praised as a more ecological way of roasting, and we like how the chaff (paper-like coating that separates from the coffee seed during roasting) floats effortlessly from the roasting chamber with a near smokeless roast. Our glass roasting chamber affords a rare look at the beans as they develop. Using roasting curves along, with site, smell, and sound (yes, sound!) science and art collide as we work to bring out the best possible flavor from each varietal.
This is third wave fluid bed air roasting at its finest.
02: Innovative Packaging
SINCE WE OPENED OUR DOORS IN 2018, WE HAVE
CONTINUOUSLY FOCUSED ON ELEGANT, YET
SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING OPTIONS
While our number one priority remains to roast each batch of coffee to its fullest potential, we remain committed to finding the best packaging options for you.
We currently offer three options:
Our elegant coffee canisters come equipped with a C02 degassing valve to help preserve your coffee, making the shipment more secure. The canister is sealed using a special residue-free tape that is easy to remove, yet holds the snap on lid firmly in place. The canisters are designed to look beautiful in your kitchen so you will no longer need to hide the coffee away in a cabinet (and definitely never in the freezer!). Many coffee fans will refill these reusable canisters as they are perfectly suited for up-cycling, reuse, or refills.
A fully compostable craft coffee bag and label that are made from recycled material from ECOENCLOSE. Not only do these come at a lower price point, but they can be used to refill the canisters. These coffee bags definitely have a traditional craft coffee vibe!
A 5-pound bag with degassing valve is another efficient option. Ordering in bulk is economical, and it helps to reduce the overall amount of shipping materials. Many of our customers will use the 5-pound bag to refill the coffee canisters.
EVERY DECISION AND PRODUCT IS CAREFULLY REVIEWED AND ANALYZED TO ENSURE THE ENTIRE CARRIAGE HOUSE ROASTERS EXPERIENCE REMAINS EFFICIENT, CONSTANTLY
IMPROVING, AND SUSTAINABLE IN EVERY SENSE.
The Carriage House Roasters *nano-roastery was designed with several key elements in mind.1) Keep a small footprint 2) Analyze each decision to ensure we are assessing the impact on the environment. 3) Create an environment that preserves green beans, and simultaneously allows us to deliver fresh coffee to you.
We have carefully laid out our roastery for optimal workflow and efficiency, in part due to its tiny size! Being small in stature comes with huge benefits. Our roastery is easy to maintain and costs less to heat and cool, greatly reducing our overall carbon footprint. Because our space is tiny, and easily temperature controlled, we are able to maintain a tightly controlled storage and roasting atmosphere. A stable environment is essential to minimize water transfer in stored green beans and assists with consistent and repeatable roasting results.
Our purpose-built design also allows us to efficiently roast-to-order so that you may enjoy freshly roasted coffee sent direct to your door. We literally have no room to roast large amounts of coffee and wait for orders to come in. We have to roast-to-order and immediately ship!
The "fluid bed" roaster where your coffee is born, operates in one of the most clean and eco-friendly methods available on the market. We feel that this roasting methodology brings the best in quality coffee and roasting process. Great coffee that we can all enjoy and feel wonderful about.
Not only is sustainability important for our environment, but taking the time and making the effort to seek out sustainable solutions helps us provide you with a higher quality product - from your roasted beans all the way to packaging and shipping.
*A nano-roastery typically roasts less than 200 pounds per week. A micro-roastery produces less than 100,000 pounds of roasted coffee per year.
ELEGANCE IS MORE THAN A LOOK, IT'S A WAY OF LIFE.
The fourth pillar serves as the heart and soul of your overall experience with Carriage House Roasters. The fourth pillar helps hold us to high standards and stand out in the crowd; it keeps us focused on cultivating a coffee experience that brings a sense purity, simplicity, and elegance to each cup. It reminds us that our customers are our priority. Elegance is the silk ribbon that ties the package together.
I enjoy hand writing notes to each of our customers. This is not only a gesture of thanks and appreciation, but hearkens back to a more simple and elegant time when people wrote letters of friendship to one another. We want to build friendships and trust with our customers. We want everyone to look forward to their coffee waiting for them on the front porch, like a gift from a friend.
We love having meaningful conversations and building friendships with our customers, our fellow lovers of coffee. Conversations have generated ideas for our CHR Blog, which is constantly growing based on your interests. We love when you ask us questions about grinds and brew methods. We could chat all day about your coffee questions and this is the part of the coffee culture - a virtual coffeehouse of sorts - that we really enjoy sharing with you!
On our social media platforms, we keep our posts fun, interesting, and informative. While our day to day life may not overwhelm you with elegance, we strive to keep it family friendly by showcasing manicured product shots, combined with the day-to-day life of a small batch craft roaster. We would love for you to join us as I share trials and tribulations, our joys and some of our successes. Be sure to follow us on your social media platform of choice and take a peak into our world and see how easily we can fit into yours.
If you've read this far, you're awesome. Now let's get some coffee!
"THERE ARE SO MANY SMALL COFFEE ROASTERS THAT IT CAN BE HARD TO KNOW WHICH ONES ARE WORTH YOUR TIME. CARRIAGE HOUSE IS THE EXCEPTION, FROM THE QUALITY OF THEIR BEANS TO THE PERFECTION OF THE ROAST THEY DELIVER AN INCREDIBLE CUP!"
"THIS BUSINESS CARES ABOUT ITS PRODUCT AND TAKES PRIDE IN SERVING CUSTOMERS. QUALITY IS EXCELLENT!"
“THE COFFEE IS SECOND TO NONE AND THE PROPRIETOR SEEMS GENUINELY PASSIONATE ABOUT PUTTING SMILES ON PEOPLE'S FACES. THEIR COFFEE WILL DO JUST THAT! GIVE THEM A TRY! I DON'T THINK YOU'LL BE DISAPPOINTED!"
"WE GOT A PEEK AT THE ROASTING ROOM AND THE LEVEL OF CARE THAT GOES INTO EACH BAG. I'M AMAZED. CHR IS WILLING TO TEACH CUSTOMERS ABOUT THE WHOLE PROCESS AND HOW DIFFERENT OPTIONS IMPACT THE FINAL PRODUCT, WHICH IS FASCINATING. YOU CAN TRULY TASTE THE DIFFERENCE IT MAKES TO START WITH FRESH BEANS AND A CUSTOM ROAST. WE'VE HAD THE GUATEMALAN AND ETHIOPIAN SO FAR, WHICH ARE QUITE DIFFERENT BUT EACH IS DELICIOUS. I DON'T DRINK BLACK COFFEE BUT ACTUALLY COULD WITH THEIRS."
"I HAVE ORDERED COFFEE MULTIPLE TIMES FROM CARRIAGE HOUSE ROASTERS AND LOVE IT. FIRST OFF, THE COFFEE IS DELICIOUS. MORE THAN FUEL, COFFEE CAN BE THE MOST IMPORTANT BEVERAGE I NEED TO GET MY DAY STARTED. NEXT, DELIVERY IS ALWAYS QUICK AND TIMELY. YOU CAN'T BEAT THAT. FINALLY, THE OWNER HAS ALWAYS BEEN MORE THAN WILLING TO HELP ME SELECT A ROAST OR PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRODUCTS THEY SELL. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CHR AND LOVE TO SUPPORT LOCAL AND SMALL BUSINESSES."
"I HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING THESE WONDERFUL PEOPLE AFTER THEY REACHED OUT TO US FOR SOME CONSTRUCTION WORK THEY NEEDED DONE AND FAST. I GOT A FEW BLENDS OF THEIR HOME ROASTED COFFEE AND AS I AM VERY PICKY ON MY COFFEE I SIMPLY LOVE THE TEXTURE AND TASTE OF THE BENEDICTINE INFUSED BURUNDI MICRO BATCH. I LOVED IT SO MUCH I SHARED IT WITH MY MOM. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEIR COFFEE TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR A GOOD BLEND OF SMOOTH COFFEE."
"WE ARE COFFEE SNOBS AND HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A LOCAL COFFEE TO BUY AND FINALLY FOUND IT. WE LOVE THE TASTE, PASSION, AND RESEARCH THEY PUT INTO THEIR COFFEE.. WE LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE COFFEE..."
"CARRIAGE HOUSE OPENED MY TASTE BUDS TO NEW POSSIBILITIES WHEN THEY CAME TO TOWN. I HAD NO IDEA THERE WERE SO MANY FLAVORS OF COFFEE FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD! THIS FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED COMPANY ROASTS AND SUPPLIES THEIR PRODUCT WITH LOVE. DRINK COFFEE THAT'S MADE WITH LOVE."