Author: Ryan O'Rourke

Tech Notes: Our Ground Control Batch Brewer

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on February 7, 2019 in Uncategorized No Comments

We do a lot of things differently at Ironclad Coffee Roasters. Part of the joy we experience, every day at our flagship café, is simply witnessing what some of our staff have taken to calling the “Willy Wonka effect”: the look of sheer child-like wonderment that appears on our customers’ faces when they see something

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Origins Spotlight: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Dumerso

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on February 5, 2019 in Uncategorized No Comments

Greetings, Ironclad family! As promised, we’re premiering the second of a total of seven new single-origin coffees over the course of a seven-week rollout. This week, we’re excited to introduce you to an exquisite natural-process coffee from the Dumerso, Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia. This coffee hails from a mill in Dumerso owned and operated by

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New Retail Prepacks
Are Here!

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on January 29, 2019 in Uncategorized No Comments

It’s been a long time coming, Ironclad fans, but our new retail prepacks have finally hit the shelves. A lot of you were fans of our old prepack style, adorned with pen-and-ink etchings of old Richmond environs and our company motto, “No fimble-famble.” Rest assured that the new bags take everything that was good about

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Seven Weeks,
Seven Single Origins

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on January 21, 2019 in Coffee Offerings No Comments

We are blessed to live in a golden age of specialty coffee. For the first time in the crop’s history, coffee lovers everywhere have ready access to an unprecedented variety of exquisite microlot single origins from all over the planet. To the educated consumer, the options to choose among can seem endless. Who hasn’t felt

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Hot Breakfast
is Coming to Ironclad

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on January 15, 2019 in Uncategorized No Comments

Starting Tuesday, January 15th, we will be debuting hot, oven-fresh breakfast sandwiches at Ironclad Café. In tandem with Lark Baking Company (also the supplier of our delicious scones, pastries and cakes), we will be offering these breakfast beauties around the clock, seven days a week, while supplies last. Sandwich options include bacon, egg and cheddar

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Inside the Ironclad Café:
An Origin Story

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on January 2, 2019 in Uncategorized No Comments

It’s nearly been six months since we cut the ribbon at our flagship café, and the response we’ve received from our customers has been outstanding. We are humbled and grateful that Richmond coffee lovers, by and large, have so quickly made our café a destination in their search for the perfect cup. Our goal is

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Best of Ironclad 2018

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on December 31, 2018 in Holidays No Comments

Happy New Year, Ironclad community! As we count down the final hours of this year and look forward to the best of what the next may bring, we wanted to recap some of our brightest moments of 2018. February – Sourcing Expedition to Antigua, Guatemala As dedicated specialty roasters, we take great care in our

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