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...]

We’re featured on Coffee Talk!

We are proud our new tasting room is featured in the coffee industry's trade web site Coffee Talk. Check out the article: After Twenty-four Years in Wholesale, Red Rock Roasters Launches Tasting Room Open to the Public. … [Read more...]

Coffee and Food: The Yin and the Yang

In my daily work as a coffee cupper, I make an effort NOT to pair coffee with food, milk, perfume, or other contaminants, as I am doing my best to isolate flavors so that I can be consistent and so that I can communicate clearly about my experiences. I love drinking black coffee with no distractions. That said, coffee is an important component of various culinary experiences--could anybody … [Read more...]

Troubleshooting Your Brew

Often, when I am selling a bag of coffee beans to someone, or when I am out on the town sampling our brewed coffee, customers will remark that their at-home coffee doesn't taste as good as when a barista makes it. By asking a few questions, I am usually able to get to the bottom of the issue and offer corrective action. I thought, why not write this stuff up for 24/7 reference? Let's talk about … [Read more...]

Fresh Crop of Colombia Bucaramanga Villegas

No matter who you’re entertaining this fall and winter, Colombia Bucaramanga is the perfect coffee to serve. Freshly harvested, just off the boat, and intensely aromatic, this medium-roasted classic will cut through the pumpkin pie sweetness and deliver a straightforward, crowd-pleasing punch. … [Read more...]

Check out our surprising Sumatra coffee.

We're so excited about our Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance-certified Sumatra Takengon, from Permata Gayo Co-op. If you’re reading this blog, it’s likely that you’ve tried this coffee, as we’ve been buying it for many years now. But this year it’s just exceptional, and it’s worth a second look if you’ve had it before. If you’re on this mailing list, it’s likely that you’ve trie this … [Read more...]

Wholesaler Profile: Cinnamon Sugar and Spice Cafe!

Our Customer of the Month is Albuquerque’s own Cinnamon Sugar and Spice Cafe! For the last two years, Cinnamon Cafe has been one of our favorite spots for New Mexican/American/Greek breakfast and lunch in the Heights! They also have a gift shop and offer cooking and baking classes. Try a cup of our House Blend while you’re there. No matter where you are in New Mexico, chances are you can get a … [Read more...]