Coffee Stories

Interview with Ross Street Owner and Roaster, Brian Gumm

Interview with Ross Street Owner and Roaster, Brian Gumm

We had the chance to interview the owner and head roaster at Ross Street Coffee.  Check it out!

The Original Origin

The Original Origin

Have you noticed when you get our coffee or buy it from other places that there is a relatively important emphasis on the origin of the coffee as well as important growing and flavor notes?  Columbia, Peru, Brazil, Kenya, Indonesia are all examples of the amazing places coffee grows well.  But did you know...

Dirt, and Grandpa's Ashtray

Dirt, and Grandpa's Ashtray

You never forget your first sip of coffee. There are no subtle notes of roasted almonds or garden peas. There is only dirt. And grandpa's ashtray. My first taste of coffee happened in an unlikely place. I was a college sophomore, traveling with friends to the small Arab country of Qatar. I had been told that if anyone offered you something to eat or drink, you were supposed to consume it with a smile on your face, no questions asked. It was the polite thing to do. The culturally sensitive thing to do. But when we...