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.
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.
Origin 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.
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.
Shining On: Our Take on the Noble Art of the Shoe Shine
Shoe shining, which the Collins dictionary defines as “the act or instance of polishing a pair of shoes,” is a storied and noble profession, dating back to the earliest days of the Industrial Revolution in Europe. In fact, one of the earliest known photographs on record, dating to 1838, features a shoe shiner and customer […] The post Shining On: Our Take on the Noble Art of the Shoe Shine appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.
Inside the Ironclad Café: An Origin Story
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 […] The post Inside the Ironclad Café: <br>An Origin Story appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.
New Releases: December Single Origins
Greetings, friends! As many of you wrap up your holiday shopping, Ironclad Coffee is thrilled to debut three stellar single-origin offerings for your consideration. The first is a variation on a recent favorite: our tried-and-true Ethiopian Halo Bariti, a washed heirloom Yirgacheffe from the Gedeo Zone, which we’ve been offering as a single-origin espresso at […] The post New Releases: <br>December Single Origins appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.
Introducing: Papua New Guinea Kimel Estate Peaberry
Ironclad Coffee Roasters are pleased to announce the roll-out of a new coffee (for us) from Oceanic nation of Papupa New Guinea. This one surprised us a bit, because we’ve not been overly enamored with all that many coffees out of this country. Some of the flavor notes we picked up on were a very […] The post Introducing: Papua New Guinea Kimel Estate Peaberry appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.
‘Why are Their Beans Oily and Yours Aren’t?’
We recently received an email from a fine customer in the great state of Michigan named Will. He has been a coffee drinker for quite a few years, mostly using his beloved “k-cup” machine at home. At the office, Will would use an auto-drip brewer and a leading brand of pre-ground coffee from the local […] The post ‘Why are Their Beans Oily and Yours Aren’t?’ appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.