Roast House Coffee
Roast House is a small but passionate craft coffee company located in Spokane, WA.
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Roast House Holiday Newsletter

Need some legit holiday coffee in your life to recover from Pumpkin Spice season? We feel you. Come down anytime Black Friday, 11.24.17 7a.m. until 4 p.m. and stock up on your coffee needs or, better yet, grab a few Christmas presents, and receive a free 8 oz coffee with a minimum purchase of 1 lb. of coffee. Always a pound, cause what kind of cheapskate gives a 12oz bag of coffee as a gift? 11.24.17 BLACK FRIDAY MEANS WORKING ELF BLEND HAS ARRIVED ALONG WITH OUR NEWEST WINTER SEASONAL, DIIMA WORKING ELF 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 Diima - Aromatics of blueberry and a complex floral dynamic explode as you grind the coffee. Next, a cornucopia of dynamic fruits hits your palate. Think: grape taffy, fresh strawberry, in a syrupy body. While we generally drink our coffee black, if you choose to go the milk route we highly recommend it! In a Cappuccino or a little cream, all those berries found in the cup turn into a blueberry cheesecake or some have even said it reminds them of a bowl of fruity cereal. With all this complexity, all these amazing dynamics, Diima can be savored—and analyzed—cup after cup. 11.24.17 BLACK FRIDAY BUNKER LATTE ART THROWDOWN It’s THROWDOWN time!! If we’re all being honest, hanging with us for this event is probably the best decision you’ll make this holiday season. Escape the mayhem, the retail madness and the family drama and join us at the warehouse (423 E Cleveland Ave) on Black Friday, November 24th at 6 pm if you’re a competitor or 7:30 pm to watch the show. DJ GoodCat is spinning the tunes with an apocalyptic playlist and shit is going to get real! Rules of the game: Free pour latte art, single elimination. Each competitor will go head to head and pour into a single shot of espresso, use our 6 oz Revolution cups or bring your own…you know we dig sustainable. Round 1: Rosettas with whole milk Round 2: Tulips with whole milk Round 3: Poured with Milkadamia Round 4: Wild card pour – pull from a hat with some crazy fun combinations Finals: Free Pour – show us what you’ve got! The prizes are insane and include our Holiday Limited Release Diima, some badass Roast House swag, sweet Baratza gear and so much more. Can’t wait to get down with all your bad selves! SIP, SWISH, SPIT! Every Wednesday we continue our cupping class tradition, come join us and learn how we grade coffee across the world and how we maintain the purity of our roast. Know your coffee, love your coffee. Drink damn good coffee.


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. DATE: Saturday 11.18.17 TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. LOCATION: Roast House 423 E. Cleveland Spokane COST: $20 SIGN UP HERE

Ethiopia Burka Gudina - Really, It’s Our Newest Swiss Water Decaf!

Swiss Water Ethiopia Burka Gudina Silky Body Cherry Brownie Holy crap! This decaf is mind-blowing. Our first in hopefully a new slot in our Limited Release program which is centered around organic, Swiss Water decaf coffees. The Burka Gudina cooperative is located in Limu, Ethiopia and created a decaf coffee blending their Natural and Washed processed coffees. It’s aromatic, sweetly layered, like drinking cherry cola with some brownies on the side. Total treat for those looking to spoil their decaf drinking friends (heck, even themselves!). This is bagged and on the Tasting Room bar ready for you to pick up or available at our online store.

Brew Methods Class

Coffee Brew Method Class You asked for another COFFEE BREW METHOD CLASS, we’ve got it for you.

Oops, we did it again.

Oops, We Did It Again We’ve been working really, really hard this year, sourcing the best possible coffees, dialing in the flavor profiles, and trying to provide you with the tastiest cups of coffee we can. To have that recognized day in and out by you, our valued customers, is what keeps us going. Earning industry accolades is pretty cool, too, which is what we’ve done again this year in the third annual Golden Bean North America roaster’s competition. With over 800 coffees competing in ten different categories, the competition was stiff. We were up against some pretty heavy hitters in the North American Specialty Coffee scene, so our two medals (that’s right, we won in two separate categories!) will, once again, be proudly displayed at the roastery. Now about those coffees. One is a newbie, and the other, an old favorite among the decaf illuminati who frequent the warehouse, and local retail outlets. Get to know your winners: Kenya Karimikui AA —Silver Medal, Pour Over Filter Category Two dramatic weather fluctuations (heavy rain followed by drought) put a lot of stress on the Kenyan plants causing yield to go down. However, due to this stress the coffee shrubs had a much slower maturation which resulted in some extraordinary quality in the cup. These are some of the most robust flavor profiles we’ve tasted out of Kenya in a couple years. While the price point is steep, it is well worth it! We call Karimikui a mouth party. Full of character and excitement, the aromatics are explosive and dynamic like fresh roses, extraordinarily floral and clean. In the cup it is juicy, mouth-watering and sweet. Taste pink grapefruit, raw honey, tart cherry, caramel and soft florals on the finish. We always have one superbly unique flavor profile in our lineup and Karimikui AA has rocked that spot this summer. House Decaf — Bronze Medal, Decaffeinated (Milk Based) Category Aaron has worked hard to dial-in this Swiss Water Process offering, coaxing all kinds of flavor out of a blend of Indonesian, Ethiopian and Mexican beans. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re in for a raspberry and creamy butter aroma, followed by a sweet and tangy acidity that brings the raspberry-cream to life. As the cup settles on your palate and lingers into the finish, a lively and sweet body carries notes of rice pudding and cinnamon to the finish. The perfect coffee for those who want the thrill and brightness of a medium roast without those pesky side-effects. Get updates from Roast House Sign up for stories, coffee tips, and special gear HERE

Brew Methods Class

​BREW METHODS CLASS Date: Saturday 9-30-17 Time: 9:00 a.m. -10:30 Where: Roast House, 423 E. Cleveland Spokane It really is easy…. Grind, temp, coffee to water ratio determine your satisfaction. Lets do it together… French Press Pour Over Chemex AeroPress Cold Brew This is your chance not only to learn how - but to taste the difference each brew method creates. It will surprise you! Class is Limited to 12 people. Please check in with the cashier when you arrive. Click here to reserve your spot or give me a call at 509.995.6500


Sunshine, no snow…must be time to flash brew! NERD ALERT: We’ve all experienced when coffee is brewed hot and then cooled in a refrigerator or put on ice that it produces a pretty bitter, nasty cup of joe. The nerdy scientific theory behind that is when quick moving water molecules in the hot coffee and slow moving water molecules in the ice hit, it forces the hydrogen bonds to lengthen allowing space for oxygen to enter in which translates to bitterness. Flash Brew instantly chills the hot brew which doesn’t allow for those hydrogen bonds to loosen, in fact they tighten up allowing for less oxygen which translates to more deliciousness on the palate. FOR THOSE WHO DON’T CARE ABOUT SCIENCE: Flash Brewing is when you brew with hot water in your filter but instantly cool it and dilute it by brewing directly onto ice. The recipe for people to do it at home is to cut your total water volume used to brew by 1/3 with ice in the bottom of the carafe and use hot water for the remaining 2/3 to brew your coffee with. For example - our Tasting Room recipe is 20g of coffee (approximately 1/4 cup) and 330g (1 1/2 cup) of hot water to brew a 10oz cup. Its easy. You truly can’t mess this up. I do this all the time, especially late afternoons with our Swiss Water Organic decaf coffees when I need a refreshing, tasty alternative. NO CALORIES NO CHEMICALS #damngoodcoffee

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