Steam Engine Blend

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


Twelve ounces

Our “Flagship” Blend — a real work horse, delicious any way you brew it

Blend Components:  Brazil Minas Gerais Poco Fundo / Guatemala Atitlan
Flavor Notes:  Chocolate, Baking Spices, Versatile

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When we set out to create the “flagship” blend for Ironclad Coffee Roasters, one primary goal was to develop something that would perform well in any brewing application.  Whether we’re talking espresso, auto-drip, French press, AeroPress, pour-over, cold brew — you name it — our house blend had to produce a delicious cup, no matter the choice of preparation method.  It absolutely needed to be a “work horse.”

We think we’ve nailed it with Steam Engine Blend (based on overwhelmingly positive feedback).  If you enjoy great blends, we invite you to give it a try in any and all brewing methods at your disposal.  Let us know where you think Steam Engine shines the brightest.

So, what’s with the name?  Our hometown — Richmond, Virginia — has a long and illustrious history of trains and railroads.  RVA’s grand old Main Street Station stands today in all her glory as a reminder of the golden age of railroads in Virginia.  It’s our favorite building in all of Richmond, and you’ll see it on the rear panel of every Ironclad coffee bag.  We commissioned an artist to create that rendering based on a 1901 photograph when the station had just been completed.

Richmond was home to North America’s only “triple crossing” (as seen in one image above).  It was here — located just east of 14th and Dock Streets — that the Chesapeake and Ohio crossed over the Seaboard AirLine Railroad, which crossed over the Southern Railroad.

Trains and the rails on which they travel remain a prominent feature of Richmond today.  Steam Engine Blend is our nod to vital role the railroads played in building not only Richmond, not only Virginia, but our entire nation.  Pick up a bag of Steam Engine Blend, enjoy it however you wish, and be reminded of the men and women on whose shoulders we stand.

Additional information

Weight .75 lbs

K-cup grind, Whole bean, French press grind, Drip grind, Espresso grind

Bag Size

12 oz., 5 lbs.

4 reviews for Steam Engine Blend

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jacob Newman

    Steam Engine Blend is life changing. Before I lived in a dark world of despair, enduring my guard shifts overseas to the comfort of a cup of grocery store brand, generic, boring coffee. The first time I had a cup of steam engine, however, I instantly perked up as my taste buds hit a cascade of dark, complex favors, as I drank some of the freshest, most delicious coffee I have ever had. My soldiers love it, I love it, and I don’t think I will be able to enjoy “plain” coffee ever again. This is truly in a world of its own, with a bold, dark, body followed by a smooth finish that is unexpected but exceptionally well received. Thank you world for my life is now complete.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alicia Clayton Vidal

    My husband bought some of the Steam Engine Blend at the Brandermill Green Market.
    This stuff is wonderful! Looking forward to my next cup(s).

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vicky Young (verified owner)

    We love this coffee blend so much so that we are repeat customers! Give it a try your tastebuds will thank you.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    G. P. (verified owner)

    Steam Engine Blend makes a great cup of coffee! I brew it in an electric percolator pot and grind the beans medium coarse. I did try a finer grind, but didn’t like the flavor as much as a coarser grind. Rich, smooth flavor with this blend that stands up to the addition of milk/cream.

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