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

LETS FLASH…

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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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.