Introducing: Ethiopia Hambela Alaka (Grade 1)

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on January 4, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

We’re pleased to introduce you to one of the very first coffees available for purchase at the Ironclad Coffee WebStore. We love Ethiopian coffees for a myriad of reasons: High elevations that make for stellar complexity in the cup, striking flavors and acidity, and the history (Ethiopia is the place whence all coffee originated). This

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Introducing: Brazil Barra Grande Estate Natural

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on January 2, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

As part of Ironclad Coffee Roasters’ inaugural offerings, we are pleased to present a naturally (dry) processed coffee from a farm in the Minas Gerais state of Brazil. Sildes Caixeta, owner of Sitio Barra Grande, is a third-generation coffee farmer from a region called “Alto Barreiro,” on the border of Poço Fundo and Machado in

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Building Ironclad

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on April 24, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments

This autumn, we will be privileged to open the doors to a new coffee roastery in the great city of Richmond, Virginia.  It’s exciting to be posting this first blog at some six months (or thereabouts) ahead of the roaster being fired up for the very first time. As you might imagine, a tremendous

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