Before opening the shop, Mike spent months perfecting his process of roasting coffee beans. He met with many coffee-guru's, read books, and travelled the globe to learn all he could about creating the ultimate roast--which is what you get every time you order a cup, or a bag, of coffee at Toasted and Roasted!
Roasting brings out the aromatic flavors that are locked inside green coffee beans. Beans are stored green, a state in which they can be kept without loss of quality or taste. A green bean is very different from a roasted bean -- it’s softer when bitten into and smells very earthy and grassy.
Roasting causes chemical changes to take place as the beans are rapidly brought to very high temperatures. When they reach the peak of perfection, they are quickly cooled. Roasted beans smell like coffee, and weigh less because the moisture has been roasted out. With every roasted batch, we start the cupping process to ensure high-quality flavor in every cup. Once the tasting is given a thumbs up, we let the beans sit for a certain amount of time--depending on their origin--and then they are bagged, brewed, and ready to be drank!
We recommend that you use your fresh coffee beans within two weeks to prevent the freshly roasted flavor from diminishing.