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Why Do We Serve Homestead Creamery Milk?

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on May 12, 2019 in Uncategorized No Comments

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

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Single Origin Spotlight: Honduras Finca Jazmin

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on April 1, 2019 in Uncategorized No Comments

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

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Origins Spotlight: Colombia Alto de la Cruz

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on February 26, 2019 in Uncategorized No Comments

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

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Tech Notes: Our Ground Control Batch Brewer

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on February 7, 2019 in Uncategorized No Comments

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

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Origins Spotlight: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Dumerso

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on February 5, 2019 in Uncategorized No Comments

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

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New Retail Prepacks
Are Here!

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on January 29, 2019 in Uncategorized No Comments

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

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Hot Breakfast
is Coming to Ironclad

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on January 15, 2019 in Uncategorized No Comments

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

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Inside the Ironclad Café:
An Origin Story

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on January 2, 2019 in Uncategorized No Comments

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

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New Releases:
December Single Origins

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on December 18, 2018 in Uncategorized No Comments

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

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