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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.

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.

Best of Ironclad 2018

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 […] The post Best of Ironclad 2018 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.

Notes from the Foundry

Seasons greetings, Ironclad family! The dust has settled since we moved to our new roasting facility in October, and we’re looking forward to keeping drums turning and fires burning in fulfilling retail coffee orders for our café customers and wholesale clients. In addition to a state-of-the-art roastery and warehouse area (pictured above), our new headquarters […] The post Notes from the Foundry appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.

Specialty Instant Coffee: This Changes Everything

All coffee enthusiasts have been there: You are on a plane, in a hotel room, in the wilderness, or at a relative’s house with no access to top-flight specialty coffee. You find yourself considering drastic measures like driving silly distances to satisfy the mounting desire for a proper cup of coffee. You may have even […] The post Specialty Instant Coffee: This Changes Everything appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.

Richmond Symphony Orchestra: ‘Rhapsody in Brew’

The captivating sounds of our city’s magnificent symphony were first heard in October of 1957.  60 years later, the talented musicians who make up the Richmond Symphony Orchestra are still gracing the majestic theaters of Virginia’s capital city. We are pleased to announce our new partnership with the RSO in celebration of their 60th anniversary, […] The post Richmond Symphony Orchestra: ‘Rhapsody in Brew’ appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.

Rolling Out the Very Best of Guatemala

On August 26th of this year, we will release a very special package of items hailing from the beautiful country of Guatemala.  We have secured just 20 pounds (green) of a remarkable Guatemalan Gesha (or “Geisha,” if you prefer) varietal from a farm in the Acatenango area.  The farm sits in the shadow of the […] The post Rolling Out the Very Best of Guatemala appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.

Introducing Bare-Knuckle Espresso

We are pleased to introduce you to a new offering in our lineup — the result of more than six months of research and development (and hundreds of test shots pulled).  We’ve dubbed it Bare-Knuckle Espresso, and it presents some rather unique characteristics.  It’s a show-stopping espresso with notes of blueberry muffin, marzipan, and cocoa.  […] The post Introducing Bare-Knuckle Espresso appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.

What Do You Say? Has Coffee Gotten Too Fancy?

At Ironclad Coffee Roasters, we were interested to read about the buzz over the $1 coffee being served at Locol, a Los-Angles-based fast-food chain.  The head of Locol’s coffee operation is Tony Konecny (also known as “Tonx”) formerly of Victrola and Intelligentsia.  He is a veteran of the specialty coffee world and still subscribes to […] The post What Do You Say? Has Coffee Gotten Too Fancy? appeared first on Ironclad Coffee Roasters.
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