As a small business, we don’t roast every day. Typically, we roast on the first and third weekends of the month, then ship on the following Monday. Depending on volume, we may do an additional roasting and shipping session. Because of this, there may be a delay of up to several days between when you order and when your coffee gets roasted. This helps us avoid carrying extra inventory which can lose its freshness. We appreciate your patience while we ensure you get great tasting coffee every time you order!
We currently roast small batch only. What does this mean? Well, large production companies (such as the one with the mermaid and the one with the “reindeer”) are large-batch. They commonly will roast on machines that handle up to 150-200 pounds per batch. The benefit to this obviously is volume and consistency. They can and do produce hundreds of pounds per hour and it will all taste the same. The downside, however, is lower quality and/or defective beans can more easily go unnoticed.
Small batch on the other hand, is typically 20 or fewer pounds per roast. By limiting the size of our batches, we can more easily ensure undesired beans don’t make it through to your bag. Sometimes individual beans will burn, or sometimes they won’t roast up properly and stay raw. Either way, they don’t taste good! With smaller batches, we can find and remove them, ensuring high quality and great taste every time.