Current Coffee Offerings

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
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Kirk’s House Blend
Bittersweet, Chocolate, Balanced
This coffee is our house blend. It is blended from the best of the best Arabica beans in the world. It is a classic American coffee (as in, one that came before the grocery store can) designed for any brewing method. It is a dark roast, which highlights the chocolate and dark fruit. It is a good, strong cup that is a bit on the bitter side, but not overly so, yet clean and balanced.

Kirk's House Blend

Kirk’s House Blend Decaffeinated (Water Processed)
Dark, Bittersweet, Balanced
This is our signature decaffeinated blend. We have blended some of the best beans to bring you the best decaf in the world. Decaffeinated coffee is very difficult to process and roast, yet we have come up with a sure winner. Choose this decaf, and you will be forever pleased. It works in all brew types, and it will give you what you desire in a decaffeinated coffee.

Kirk's House Decaf

Kirk’s House Blend Half Decaf (Water Processed)
Dark, Bittersweet, Balanced
We take some of our best coffees and blend them to make a half-decaf blend. This is perfect for those who don’t want the full caffeine levels of regular coffee, yet don’t want a coffee completely devoid of all caffeine. We are proud to offer this coffee as a great alternative to one or the other! It works well in all brewing styles.

Kirk's House Half Decaf

Kirk’s French Roast Espresso Blend
Full-Bodied, Bittersweet
This blend of beans was specifically formulated to use in espresso drinks. It is a strong, bittersweet coffee that balances the sweetness of the milk in lattes and cappuccinos. This being said, it is also an excellent coffee for those who wish to have a coffee adventure. We enjoy this coffee in a variety of preparations, from press-pot to espresso and everything in between. Kirk, our roastmaster, roasts these beans to the French Roast level to help bring out the darker flavors.

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.

Espresso Blend French Roast

Sumatra Lintong Sijamapola
Spice, Earthy, Caramel

This lot comes from the Sijamapola locality in the Batak area of Sumatra, the Lintong region along the southern end of Lake Toba. The climate is great for growing coffee and our importer has worked extensively in this area over the past few years and knows the farms and farmers quite well. Farmers are rewarded for different tiers of coffee, which means they are encouraged to select the optimally ripe cherry and work with extra diligence on sorting the beans after harvest.

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.

Sumatra Lintong

Rwanda Karenge Coffee Villages
Bright, Fruity, Sweet

”Coffee Villages” is perhaps one of the oddest names for a coffee mill...ever. Doesn’t it just scream unique? No? No. The owner of the mill, Tom Bagaza, wanted to name it after the town, Karenge, but noted that there was already a coffee mill with that name in his town, so, “Coffee Villages” it is. This coffee mill provides amazing Bourbon variety of Arabica beans year after year, located in the eastern province of Rwanda in the subdistrict of Karenge. The farms are producing coffees with farms in the 1,600-1,900 meter (5,250-6,230 ft) range of elevation. Mr. Bagaza buys his cherries directly from the very small farmers in the area.

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.

Rwanda Karenge

Ethiopia FTO Negele Gorbitu Yirga Cheffe
Floral, Citrus, Chocolate

We are pleased to be able to offer the Fare Trade Organic (FTO) from Ethiopia. This bean from Negele Gorbitu has that classic floral Yirga Cheffe cup profile that people look for. Most of the coffees that we offer from Ethiopia utilize traditional organic farming practices, but most are not certified because of the expense involved in getting the certification. These farmers have the good fortune to be working with a cooperative that prizes the organic certification, and with the extra profits they earn from the FTO certification, they return a lot to their community, like providing a school that supports well over 300 students and a medical facility.

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.

Ethiopia FTO Yirga Cheffe

Nicaragua Acopio Suyatal
Nutty, Cocoa

Finca Acopio Suyatal comes to us from Dipilito, a region within the larger Nueva Segovia Department. Nueva Segovia sits along the northern border of Nicaragua, very close to Honduras, and offers some of the most ideal climatic regions for coffee production in Nicaragua. This particular lot is made up of a few neighboring small-holder farms, who in total, produced less than 30 bags last year. These farms are between 1,200 and 1,400 meters above sea level.

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!

Nicaragua Acopio Suyatal

Ethiopia Illubabor Baaroo
Balanced, Floral, Brown Sugar, Chocolate

Nearly Out!

This Ethiopian coffee comes from the region of Illubabor from a small and rather remote cooperative, named Baaroo. This coffee is part of our importer’s work in Ethiopia to work directly with cooperatives. The program that we are part of is managed by a non-government organization that not only coordinates agronomists and managers for each co-op they work with, but also has a business adviser assigned that helps the cooperative manage their debt, reinvest in quality improvements in the mill, and verifies distribution of income to all members.

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.

Ethiopia Illubabor Baaroo

Coffee Concentrate

Coffee Concentrate, sometimes known as toddy coffee, is a cold-brewing method that changes one pound of coffee into one liter of concentrated liquid. All brew methods work the same way, by using water to release the solubles in the coffee grounds. In conventional brewing methods, we look to a 3-6 minute brew time, where the coffee grounds get a chance to steep in near-boiling water. A couple of obvious exceptions are espresso, which is 25-35 seconds and percolator coffee makers, which take about 20 minutes to complete.

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.

Coffee Concentrate

Gift Certificates
Have you ever wanted to give the gift of coffee but were unsure exactly which coffee to give? We now offer gift certificates in any amount of your choosing. Email us directly if you would like the simplicity of a single or multiple pound of coffee gift.