Variety is the spice of Life!
Each Coffee Origin Country, Region, Varietal, and Processing Method provides a unique flavor, body, finish, and character without any other flavorings. Most National brand coffees come from one or two Countries, that we know of at least.
Home Roast Coffee currently offers Coffee from 24 unique coffee growing Regions each with it's own special characteristics.
YOU SAVE $ on delicious Coffee.
On Our site alone there are 17 Origin Coffees priced BELOW $7 per Lb that are all Specialty Grade which are better than much of what you will find in most Grocery or Department stores. Coffees of this Quality are generally found at your local Coffee Shop, high end Artisan Roasters, or Specialty Green Coffee websites like homeroastcoffee.com (us).
In most cases in Grocery, Department, or even Super stores a semi decent Bag of coffee will run $7 to $12 for a twelve ounce Bag. Yes look closely most store bag coffee comes in 12 ounces, that of course is only 3/4 of a pound.
Much better coffee available in your local Coffee Shop or from an Artisan Roaster (usually well worth it) will often cost over $9 per Lb.
When you roast your own coffee you do lose 2 or 3 ounces to moisture and separation of Chaff so you end up with 13 or 14 ounces per Lb.
You will also have shipping cost to get your raw coffee beans which you can minimize by ordering 4 to 5 Lbs, 10 to 11 Lbs, or 16 or more Lbs, which in most cases will put shipping cost around $1.05 to $1.27 per Lb, at homeroastcoffee.com 30 Lbs will usually get free shipping, contact us if you don't.
During March 2014 we even have a coupon code on our FB page for Free Shipping for orders of $75 or more, that's 12 or 13 Lbs of coffee.
So even if you buy only 5 Lbs of our Green Coffee at say $30.30 (Ave $6.06) ad $5.99 shipping, your net cost after roasting (net 14 oz/Lb) is $0.52 per oz.
The cheapest store bag coffee (by no means a comparable quality, only quantity) at $7 (12 oz) is $0.58 per oz.
Calculate the number of Lbs of Coffee you use in a year by that $1 savings (aprox) per Lb and I'll bet you can think of something better to spend it on than that old baggy store coffee.
I usually enjoy each Origin coffee for its' own unique qualities and leave blending alone unless I'm searching for a combination to enhance a particular aspect like taste sustainability of our Preppers Bulk blend.
Thanks to the unusually cold weather we've had this year I have spent what extra time I've had playing with new coffee blends. Some were pleasant and some were quite good, but a couple of these unique blends have been outstanding.
The first of these outstanding blends was a serendipitous discovery of amazing complexity and balance of characteristics that led Donna to ask before I had even taken a sip "What's in that blend? It's Really Good!". We have decided to call this our Signature blend and should ad it to the Green Beans offerings soon.
The Second was planned and tweaked to be The Best Breakfast Blend I could make if I could use whatever Coffee I wanted. I have long enjoyed Breakfast blends and wanted to really accentuate the crisp yet smooth nature and not too heavy with a sweet clean finish of the blend.
No set of blends would be complete without an Espresso blend and I put a delicious twist on this one I think you'll enjoy.
Possibly one more that has been so good and so complex we're not sure what to call it, this one changes personality more than most as you change the roast. We may take a few weeks to work on this one, testing various roasts and resting times before coming up with a name.
Look for our new blends on the Green Coffee Beans page in April.
Home Coffee Roasting supports lots of Small businesses much more than the one or two large businesses that supply large National Quantity coffee.
Home Coffee Roasting is driven by you and me by buying select top quality great tasting coffee rather than the heavily advertised same in every Can huge quantity stuff in a grocery store.
We are buying small lots of coffee that the Growers and Processors have put extra effort into to achieve a higher Grade and better taste than the norm. Large quantity Corporations won't use this better coffee because it costs more, and why make it better when people buy mainly for price and Advertised impressions (that Guy with a Donkey is an Actor, I make my living tasting coffee).
Small high Quality Growers and Processors EARN a better price for better taste which also benefits their Employees and Communities for improved Quality inputs. Small Exporters, Importers, and Retailers (like me) make their livings by searching out and offering only these high Quality Specialty Grade better tasting coffees. We work hard to find the best coffee at a great value even if we can only get a few bags of a particular bean. With any crop as the quantity goes up the quality goes down.
We source, buy, and sell only great tasting high quality Specialty Grade coffees that have been carefully grown and processed to produce the best coffee possible. Growers and coffee Processors take extra care and will even separate out the best beans into smaller Lots to achieve a higher price.
Large National coffee roasters require quantities far too large to even consider these high quality higher cost select small Lot Coffees.
This is Classic small business Capitalism; the Growers and Processors who produce better coffee earn a better living and are able to pay better wages for superior efforts of their workers.
Guys Really! I shouldn't have to tell you this one but here goes.
Why do some of us stand outside in the cold watching a huge pot of boiling oil that may just burn our house to the ground on Thanksgiving?
Why do we spend hours smoking Ribs or a nice Brisket?
Why do so many of us smell like charcoal a good part of the year just to cook a couple of steaks and a pile of hamburgers?
WHY? WHY? WHY?
Is it because we have to eat?
We could eat something from a box. We could eat something from a bag.
We could drink something somebody else cooked, who knows when, or worse put in a can, but why?
The sense of accomplishment we get when we make something great, especially when we enjoy it with Family and Friends!
Fresh Roasted Coffee is simply better!
Roasting great tasting coffee can be as easy as popping corn.
Even in this age of precooked meals, frozen ready to cook dinners, and numerous instant drinks including coffee, we all know it is just better when you make it fresh.
Green Coffee is simply the raw ingredient you start with to assure you of having delicious FRESH coffee.
Roasting great tasting coffee can be as easy as popping corn.