Our Trip to a Mexican Coffee Finca

A Note on Photography at Origin: Maybe it's because of my cultural studies background, but I have always done a sustained eyeroll at the images used to market coffee. Anonymous hands cupping ripe coffee cherries; the roaster amongst coffee bushes as if just waiting for the exact moment of ripeness to hand-pick each precious cherry. These images suggest that the roaster is the discoverer of … [Read more...]

RED ROCK ROASTERS BECOMES NEW MEXICO’S FIRST COFFEE ROASTER TO JOIN CARBONFREE PARTNERSHIP

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Carbonfree® certification means award-winning coffee roaster stands in true alignment with its commitment to building a healthy, sustainable industry. Albuquerque, New Mexico: Sustainable coffee is a multi-billion-dollar segment of the coffee market, with more roasters popping up every year to sell coffee with claims of environmental and/or social ethicism. Red Rock Roasters has decided to walk … [Read more...]

Cold Brew: Ubiquitous, Hyped, and Pretty Darn Tasty

  If you're drinking Specialty coffee in America in 2017, you'll have noticed that "Cold Brew" is absolutely everywhere you look: in grocery stores, on tap, at your favorite coffeeshop. It's a monumental trend and it's big business. But what's so special about it? It's just another brew method, like espresso, French press, or pourover. But unlike those methods, cold brew uses tepid … [Read more...]

Brazil: Coffee on a Grande Scale

April marks the beginning of the Brazil coffee harvest year (we cup for the new crop in July, close to the peak harvest). Brazil is by far the world's biggest coffee producer, and while Robusta yields are suffering due to climate-change-related drought (the worst seen in 70 years), last year's Arabica harvest was record-breaking. So often, when we talk about coffee production, we focus on the … [Read more...]

Goat Milk Latte

April Fools! Goat milk works really well with Ethiopia Harrar, which you can purchase right now! From this, our very own website. And, as a bonus, here's a recipe for a goat milk latte. If you just want to know what it might taste like without having to actually try it yourself, check this out, in which you'll find that goat milk in a latte "has an almost salty, grassy, and very tangy … [Read more...]

JOIN US FOR A FREE CLASS/TASTING – APRIL 15TH, 10am

  Join us as we brew one coffee--four ways! Aeropress, Kalita pourover, French Press, and automatic drip coffee are such different processes. What happens to coffee flavor when you brew using different grinds, times, and equipment? This class is free, but as always we suggest a $5 donation to the Cafe Femenino Foundation to support their grants to women coffee producers and their … [Read more...]

Coffee Review gave us a 92!

Coffee Review Gave RRR a 92!

We are honored to be featured in this recent exploration of Southwest roasters. This is our second 92-point rating, and we are very proud to be the only roasters in New Mexico who have scored over 90 points. We couldn't have achieved this kind of quality without the daily efforts of our wonderful employees, the loyalty of our customers, and of course the tremendous work of the people all over the … [Read more...]

International Women’s Day: Cafe Femenino

Something that I find absolutely wonderful about my industry is that coffee roasters consider it our responsibility to deal fairly with coffee producers and to respond to the extreme vulnerability of their position in the global economy. Some of the greatest rivalries we have are over things like Fair Trade vs Direct Trade--sort of an arms race to see who can go more good. And that’s a great … [Read more...]

Join us THIS Saturday, February 11th: Coffee Roasting Mythbusting Class!

Finally! Our first class in the brand new tasting room! Ready for some coffee roasting mythbusting? Our mission is to debunk coffee myths and to challenge reactionary trends by using a science-based approach to roasting, blending, brewing, and cupping. At Red Rock Roasters' first in-house coffee class since its renovation, our Coffee Director, Rachel Langer, will demonstrate the effect of … [Read more...]