The Ribbon has Been Cut!

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on February 23, 2016 in Community No Comments

This past Wednesday (February 17th, 2016), we finally cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of Richmond’s newest specialty coffee roastery. It has been a long time coming; but thanks to the support and encouragement of so many great folks, we are now officially and fully open for business. Several members of the Richmond

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The Perfect Pair for Valentine’s Day

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on February 4, 2016 in Holidays No Comments

Traditionally, the idea behind the Valentine’s holiday has been the celebration of love and companionship.  Every time February rolls around, those who celebrate this day with their beloved ones search high and low for a meaningful gift that will be enjoyed. Now, we aren’t saying we have the most profound Valentine’s Day gift in the

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Fueling a Cleaner Richmond

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on January 31, 2016 in Community No Comments

This past Saturday, we were privileged to take part in January’s edition of the litter cleanup in the Scott’s Addition section of Richmond.  These efforts are organized and managed by the great folks at RVA Clean Sweep — not only in the Scott’s Addition neighborhood, but in quite a few other portions of “the river

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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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