I've always preferred light roast coffee, but my wife has always disagreed and preferred dark roast. However, Meow That's What I Call Light Roast! is so smooth that it finally convinced her that I'm right. So yeah, not only is RSR selling some super tasty coffee right here, he's also providing marital harmony.
I make a lot of cold brew coffee and I love using RSR coffee. Bohemian Gothic is an awesome choice. It’s smooth and one of my go-to's. I choose Ross Street Roasting because it’s consistent, world-class, and operated by some great people.
North Liberty, IA
About our Gourmet Blends
Coffee Blends are an opportunity for roasters to get creative with their raw materials, roasting craft, and product development skills. At the most basic level, coffee blends are just that: Different coffees that are blended together to make a new/unique product. (Therefore, the opposite of Blends are Single Origin coffees.) The number of coffees used in blends is typically 2 or 3, and they are most often developed with an end goal mind, one that usually factors in which brewing method will ultimately be used (for example, Drip Coffee or Espresso) as well as what flavor profile is desired (for example, Bright & Fruity or Chocolatey & Smokey).
When coffees are blended in the production process is a subject of debate amongst coffee roasters, with some advocating that coffees be blended before roasting (pre-blend) and others advocating for blend components being mixed together after roasting (post-blend). There are pros and cons to each approach, and here at Ross Street Roasting Co. we tend to pre-blend most of our blends with a few exceptions.
We developed our lineup of signature gourmet coffee blends over time, responding to customer demand as our business grew in the early stages of development. Jack’s Feed Store, our medium roast blend for drip coffee makers, was the first blend we developed, and our goal was to create a “coffee drinker’s coffee,” one that could be set in front of pretty much any coffee drinker and have them say “Ah, now that’s a good cup of coffee!” It’s gone on to be our best-selling blend.
Bohemian Gothic followed in the dark roast slot, designed with our longtime cafeé partners at Brewhemia in Cedar Rapids, IA. Meow That's What I Call Light Roast! was then developed as our light roast in collaboration with Des Moines-based Raygun.
Last but not least our friend Farmer Derek rolled out his two signature blends: Land Shark & Oil Derek, selling those both here and on his website, FarmerDerek.com