Great Basin Community Food Co-Op
Wood-Fire Roasted Coffee Company
acres in Reno, NV
3.3 miles to market
3 miles as the crow flies
” As the roaster at Wood-Fire Roasted Coffee Company, I have been roasting Specialty Coffees over an oak wood fire since 2001. The reasons I choose to roast with wood are numerous but most important is a traditional method of roasting. For centuries coffee was roasted over a wood fire at the kitchen hearth. It was not until the last 150 years or so that other roasting methods were introduced.
Another reason for roasting with wood is the temperature dynamic. Quite frankly, wood burns differently than natural gas and it is this difference that excites me the most. The effects are gentled acidity without a reduction in the flavor characters of the coffees. This provides for a full, bold taste in your cup.
As the roaster, I personally source these coffees through reputable importers and have established relationships with our suppliers — in most cases going back more than a decade. All of our coffees are about the quality and consistency of the beans which are hand-roasted in small batches to show off the individual characters of each represented coffee growing region. ” – Tim