Proudly Roasted in the 2 Mile High City,
10,200 feet above sea level, Leadville, Colorado.
The Highest Coffee Roaster in the World!
URGENT NOTICE: Kirk will be at a conference Monday, May 12. We will be shifting our roasting day back to Friday, May 9, and resuming our regular Monday roasting schedule on May 19. Thank you.
Due to family needs, we will be roasting only on Mondays. We will fulfill all orders placed by 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time on Mondays. We’re sorry about any inconvenience this may cause.
Here at Kirk’s Coffee, we care about where our product comes from just as much as we care about its quality and our customers. It is amazing to us how much of the world’s coffees are grown in many of the poorest countries. It is important to us that everyone in our supply chain earns a living wage. We try our very best to make that happen through our coffee purchases. For more detailed information, please read our blog, here.
Exquisite coffees in simple paper bags.
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Kirk’s House Blend
Bittersweet, Chocolate, Balanced
Kirk’s House Blend Decaffeinated (Water Processed)
Dark, Bittersweet, Balanced
Kirk’s House Blend Half Decaf (Water Processed)
Dark, Bittersweet, Balanced
Kirk’s French Roast Espresso Blend
Brew this coffee in your normal way and serve it with a sweet roll, donut, or coffee cake. Try serving it as an after dinner coffee in the evening. The balance between bitter and sweet is a wonderful thing.
Sumatra Lintong Sijamapola
Spice, Earthy, Caramel
The dry grounds have an interesting warming spice smell to them--cinnamon and clove. There is a rustic sweetness, syrup and caramelized sugar. The cup is sweet with tropical fruit notes, which are especially highlighted as the cup cools. The coffee is not overly bright. It tastes as one expects a Sumatra coffee to taste, with wonderfully earthy aromas, yet there is a hint of brightness, apple and a touch of citrus. This is a excellent coffee with amazing flavors, due particularly because of the care in the picking and sorting of the cherries. You’re sure to enjoy this example of a Sumatran Batak Lintong coffee.
Rwanda Karenge Coffee Villages
Bright, Fruity, Sweet
This coffee is a very approachable coffee. It is simple, yet refined. The dry fragrance is sweet with raspberry, ginger, and a hint of molasses. The wet grounds produce intense dark mat sugar notes and spice elements that smell like root beer. There is a brightness to the cup with lemon citrus and a hint of black tea-like bitterness and it finishes with the flavor of maple cookies and toasted sugar. As the cup cools, dried fruit flavors emerge like date and raisin. This is a clean, dynamic cup, and an excellent example of a really great Rwandan coffee.
Ethiopia FTO Negele Gorbitu Yirga Cheffe
Floral, Citrus, Chocolate
This Yirga Cheffe has a sweet and floral aroma, but also a pretty aggressive chocolate character. The dry fragrance has a bit of cocoa powder and sweet lemon wafers, even a hint of caramel butter. When the hot water is added to the grounds, dark toffee, butterscotch, vanilla, and citrus spring forth. The cup is crisp with the flavor of candied citrus sweetness, orange essence, and lemon--all classic Yirga Cheffe flavors. The floral and citrus flavors give way to a clean creamy chocolate finish.
Nicaragua Acopio Suyatal
The dry fragrance has a scent of toasted nut and caramel sauce, with hints of clove and ginger in the background. When water is added to the grounds, it smells almost of caramel popcorn. There is a nice subtile citrus acidity which finishes into a nice cocoa dusted almond. Try this as a single origin espresso. You’ll love it!
Ethiopia Illubabor Baaroo
Balanced, Floral, Brown Sugar, Chocolate
The coffee is balanced with just enough floral and fruited notes to remind us of the origin. The dry coffee is filled with notes of butterscotch and peach. When the water is added, jasmine, caramel and a hint of orange emerge. The taste if filled with notes of stone fruits and chocolate, with brown sugar and baking spices and finishes with a hint of citrus.
In this brewing method, fresh, cold, mountain water is used and the coffee steeps for 12 hours. At the end of the brewing session, the coffee and water are separated. The resulting water has become a coffee concentrate.
This method changes the way the water interacts with the coffee and the resulting extraction is different as well. The coffee, when brewed, is much less acidic and therefore highlights different flavors of the coffee. It is often described as, “smoother.”
This is not my normal way of drinking coffee, but it is a favorite of one of the folks around our house. I use this coffee extract when convenience is at a premium, like overnight hiking in the mountains. It is easy to make great coffee, without lugging all the coffee brewing supplies along: 6 oz boiling water and 4 oz coffee concentrate, perfect!
It particularly shines when using it for cooking--imbibing coffee flavor within recipes. Here is our recipe sheet (right click to download):
We are offering 1 Liter for $13 (plus shipping). It is available in either regular or decaffeinated. Please note, that we make it at the time of order, and it takes 24-36 hours to ship because of the preparation time involved.