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Boosting Our VCU Health Workers

On the 24th of March, 2020, our friends and neighbors at The Hodges Partnership teamed up with us on a delivery of several gallons of cold coffee to the men and women of the VCU Health emergency room.  This gesture was met with such thankfulness by those folks that we decided that same day to repeat this every single day for as long as this COVID-19 crisis continues.

Why Do We Serve Homestead Creamery Milk?

One of the most positive developments to result from the raised standards of the specialty coffee world’s “third wave” is an emphasis on principles like traceability and sustainability.  In most cases, terms like these are used in direct connection with the cultivation, harvesting, and sourcing practices of the coffee itself.  These are ideals we wholeheartedly […] The post Why Do We Serve Homestead Creamery Milk? appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.

Single Origin Spotlight: Honduras Finca Jazmin

Greetings, Ironclad patrons! Today we’re going to be telling you about the fourth of a total of seven top-flight single-origin selections we’ll be releasing this season: a lovely, refined Catuai and Bourbon microlot coffee from the La Paz department of Honduras. Finca Jazmin, a three hectare (approximately 7.5 acre) farm in the famed Márcala growing […] The post Single Origin Spotlight: Honduras Finca Jazmin appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.

Introducing Ironclad Deli Sandwiches!

We’ve got exciting news for you, folks: deli lunch sandwiches have arrived on the menu at Ironclad café. You may have noticed a change in layout at our shop in recent weeks – namely, we’ve installed a kitchenette in the back, and now have a dedicated team of line cooks on back-of house duty making […] The post Introducing Ironclad Deli Sandwiches! appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.

Origins Spotlight: Colombia Alto de la Cruz

Salutations, Ironclad family! In continuing with our gradual roll-out of seven new single-origin offerings, we now present a delightful, delectable microlot coffee from Colombia, from a women-led family farm in Gaitania, a region in the country’s west-central Tolima department. Finca Alto de la Cruz, a ten-hectare coffee farm, homestead and food production center, is a […] The post Origins Spotlight: Colombia Alto de la Cruz appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.

Tech Notes: Our Ground Control Batch Brewer

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 […] The post Tech Notes: Our Ground Control Batch Brewer appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.

Origins Spotlight: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Dumerso

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 […] The post Origins Spotlight: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Dumerso appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.

New Retail Prepacks Are Here!

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 […] The post New Retail Prepacks <br> Are Here! appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.

Announcing Free Public Coffee Tastings – Wednesdays at 3pm

Are you curious about coffee? Do you want to learn how to taste coffee, develop your palate, or take a view of our current and upcoming single-origin selections and blends? Alternately, do you like receiving things for free? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then you should come to our FREE public […] The post Announcing Free Public Coffee Tastings – Wednesdays at 3pm appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.

Seven Weeks, Seven Single Origins

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 […] The post Seven Weeks, <br> Seven Single Origins appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.

Hot Breakfast is Coming to Ironclad

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 […] The post Hot Breakfast <br>is Coming to Ironclad appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.

The 4-6 Method, and Other Ways to Produce a Proper Pour-Over

One of the more mesmerizing experiences to be had in a specialty coffee shop is watching an experienced barista make a pour-over. We’ve routinely seen customers at our coffee bar pause in mid-conversation as this happens, as if witnessing a performance, and a minute or two may pass before they ask us about what we’re […] The post The 4-6 Method, and Other Ways to Produce <br>a Proper Pour-Over appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.
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