Roast House Coffee
Roast House is a small but passionate craft coffee company located in Spokane, WA.
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Size Really Matters…

Size really matters… One of the most common packaging complaints or “Gotchas” by consumers are undersized, diminished, itty bitty, small bags. It’s been a not-so-subtle shell game diverting our attention away from increasing prices. What happened to the 1-pound bag of coffee? Have you noticed prepackaged downsized sized shrunken bags of coffee? Food prices are way up. Raw materials, transportation costs and resources are higher. Margins shrink,stockholders invest elsewhere and manufacturers maintain profit margins by not only shrinking package size, but buying lower quality ingredients while charging more. While we enjoy lower food costs more than almost any nation, our food prices have steadily increased while packaged foods have gotten smaller and more diminutive. Have you noticed that most prepackaged coffee bags are only 10-12 ounces? Thats a quarter pound less coffee That is only 24 cups of coffee verses 32 We got big bags, cause size really does matter when you’re buying great coffee. We sell our beans in one pound bags. Sixteen full ounces. Not downsized, cute-sized or under-sized! Don’t wind up paying more for less Choose our BIG BAGS Where a pound of coffee is well…a pound of coffee! And please do us the big (not small) favor of telling 500 of your closest friends about our nationally award winning coffees and BIG BAGS… ​ You can find our BIG BAGS at these local grocery stores - just click here!

Its Been 7yrs, And Its All About The Coffee…

​15 BILLION YEARS AGO…. THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE WAS COMPRESSED into the confines of a single atomic nucleus. Then BOOM! The Big Bang – trillions of degrees in temperature creating space and time itself. Much later came Planet Earth, basic life forms and eventually you and me. And now here we are, doing our part to further evolution, searching tirelessly, endlessly, for the perfect cup of coffee. We knew there was a reason. Its all about coffee…. Wednesday, January 4th, is our 7th year of being, doing, enjoying, sharing, competing, partying with coffee! 8am until 6pm we hope you will pop by and share in our joy and allow us to THANK YOU for your support!

NO LIMITS…

COMING SOON…. Traditional espresso has always been thought of within the confines of a deeply developed blend of two or three origins. While these blends can be extraordinarily delicious and pair well with milk, we got to thinking: Why limit espresso to that definition? Green coffee quality continues to improve, and we have access to some exceptional beans. In honor of these beans, and with a sense of endless possibilities—a life with no limits— we’ve decided to shake things up and highlight the dynamic nature of single origin espressos. No Limits is a non-traditional style espresso that will feature the most dynamic, seasonal, single origin we can find. Why? Because, we like to geek out. Because we love the unlimited possibilities the reside in these beans. Because nothing can match the joy of a perfect, complex, and intriguing espresso. Flavor Profile: Specific flavor notes vary based on what’s in-season. You can expect everything you love in a great filter coffee— but as espresso. Think: crisp, clear flavors, unparalleled cleanliness, mouth-coating body, fresh fruits with a lingering caramelizing sugar sweetness. In milk, No Limits provides enough depth pack a punch in your Latte, but rocks in smaller ratios, like Macchiatos and Cappuccinos. While it sings sweetest as espresso, it has no limits. Throw it in your morning pour over and enjoy a richly sweet cup.

Gigisa Ethiopia

Natural Processed Ethiopian Gigisa, Aaron’s 2016 Holiday Choice! Coffee Review gave it a 93 rating! Available at our warehouse, or online, this cup of holiday joy comes in our 12oz apothecary jar. Available through Christmas Eve only! Supplies limited, be sure to get a bottle while you can.

Working Elf’s Blend

A couple years back, local Spokane tattoo artist Caleb Frey supplied us with the portrait of our tired but trustworthy Working Elf. Everybody knows someone who works tirelessly year-round, or even turns it on, hours on end, for the holidays. We thought you might want to know a little more about the elf himself. Full Name: Sven Henrik Johansen Birthplace: Tromsø, Norway Age: 63 Astrological Sign: Taurus Favorite Song: Working Man’s Blues by Merle Haggard Sven is the third generation of Johansens to work at the North Pole. He’s been assisting Santa for the past 42 years— primarily with woodworking, but he’s been known to “flex” as needed into duties elsewhere in the workshop, and even drove the sleigh one year when Santa had an excruciating migraine. An expert joiner, Sven takes pride in the smallest details of his work. If you see an especially well-crafted piece of wood work with perfectly matched angles and smooth edges, it likely came from his hands. The finest wooden train sets are the work of Sven — look for the “SHJ” emboss. For the past 20 years, Sven’s son, Gunnar, has worked alongside him. He spent 10 years in a long and grueling apprenticeship, learning his father’s craft. With the advent of new materials and digital equipment, Gunnar shifted his focus to plastics. Despite Sven’s resistance, Gunnar intends to bring the family into the modern era of toy production, and has purchased a cutting edge 3-D printer to realized his dreams. After working 365 days a year for over four decades, Sven, at the urging of Gunnar, finally opted, a couple years back, to take an annual vacation between Christmas and New Year’s. That week, and that week alone, you’ll find him on the sunny beaches of Sayulita, Mexico. He’s the guy with the rocks margarita and the stocking hat. Sven Working El’s Blend, as are all our coffees, is Fair Trade, Organic, shade grown which is why it tastes like Christmas…..lots of chocolate and nuts can be found in the aroma - a warm welcome from a trustworthy friend. That first sip reminds us of the harmonious balance of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich - dense and rich, yet fruity, comforting, and even refreshing. Hazelnut and wine leads into red apple and grape, settling into a smoky chocolate finish. This is a cup to savor, to ponder, to top off and refill. You’re worth it. Available as of Black Friday at these following Spokane retail outlets. Don’t live here or need it sent as a gift? Buy it here and we’ll ship it!

Coffee. Whiskey. Whipped Cream.

Irish Coffee Class 1. Brew coffee. Aeropress, Chemex, Kalita or your home coffee brewer - you can’t go wrong. Just be sure to use Spokane’s finest organic, shade grown, fair trade, award winning coffees. 2. Grab a bottle of whiskey and .... Oh wait, just come into Roast House and let the good times roll! Letsl make Irish Coffee together. Tim, prior Buena Vista Cafe bartender, home of the original Irish Whiskey cocktail agreed, again this year, to host this class. WHEN: Saturday, November 12th TIME: 1:00 pm - 2:30 WHERE: Roast House, 423 E. Cleveland, Spokane Limited class size - click here to register.

Love At First Sight…

Costa Rica La Cruz El Olivo Red Honey Dried Apricot, Cherry Cola, Warming Spices Coffee Story: For the last few years we’ve watched with interest as Nordic Approach has built relationships with sustainable producers and encouraged transparency along the trade-chain. So when the opportunity for us to be a U.S. roaster of such prized beans presented itself, we went for it! We are honored to get behind their vision and support these delicious and consciously produced coffees. First up: Costa Rica La Cruz El Olivo Red Honey. This coffee comes from a family-owned project in Alto Canet in Tarrazu, Costa Rica. The Zamora family bases their farming on sustainable practices and works with two programs that stand for similar values - Bandera Azul Ecologica and NAMA CAFE . They utilize the “Red Honey” method, where a high percentage of mucilage is left on the coffee seeds during the initial processing. The seeds are placed on raised beds in the sunlight to allow that sticky goodness to quickly dry and make some fruity magic. From there they are put it in a temperature stable greenhouse for the remainder of the process, ranging anywhere from 12 to 15 days. The focus on quality is unmistakable— from the first sight of these beans to scent of the first grind, to when that aroma carries this coffee to your lips. This is a cup you’ll remember long after it’s gone. Flavor Profile: The aroma opens up jammy, reminiscent of cherry, plum, and concord grape but with a floral brightness. The first sip hits vibrant, yet warm: dried apricot and cherry with a honey sweetness that rolls into a long finish. Warming spices and cherry cola linger. Be warned: this coffee is extraordinarily compelling and you are definitely going to want to get another pot of coffee going. Brought to us by Nordic Approach Roast Profile: Medium Recommended Brew Method: Pour Over, French Press Order Here