As a member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, our craft roasting facility chooses high-quality beans. Specialty coffees are cupped and stored on a grading system similar to wine. Any coffee that scores less than 80 points is not considered a specialty coffee.
In addition to being a specialty coffee roaster, McMenamins Coffee Roasters is also a small-batch roaster dedicated to serving the best coffee as fresh as possible. We receive orders from our pubs on a weekly basis, roast the coffee the next day and ship it to all McMenamins locations. Roasting in small batches allows us to give our full attention to the bean and provide our patrons with the best quality product.
Our houseroasted coffees are served at all McMenamins locations and are available for purchase at our Coffee Roaster or online.
Our current offerings:
All of our beans are given special attention by roasting each variety seperately before blending. For a top-quality brew, keep your coffee in a cool, dry cupboard away from heat, moisture and sunlight.
FLORES ORGANIC BAJAWA (Rainforest alliance)
Country of Origin: Flores Island, Indonesia
The Roastery is pleased to offer coffee from the Island of Flores, which lies in the Indonesian archipelago, sandwiched between Sumbawa and Timor Islands. Flores (Flower Island) is pocked with inactive volcanic peaks; the island is long and thin, and the terrain is most diverse. Flores Bajawa coffee hails from a co-op of seven farming groups that span across an area of 15,000 acres. The altitude of these farms range between 3,900-5,200 ft. The flavor profile: thick body, low acidity, syrupy sweetness – bold intensity.
Flores Bajawa is included in our House, Morning and Rabbit blends.
COSTA RICAN Los especiales
Country of origin: Costa Rica.
Costa Rican Los Especiales: From Naranjo Co-op, is a strictly hard bean (SHB) European prepped (EP) coffee from the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Strictly hard bean coffees are typically grown at altitudes of 4,500 ft. or higher. European prep simply refers to the quality of the product (which is high) and the additional hand-sorting that is done to assure excellence.
Los Especiales cups very clean with a crisp finish. It is mildly acidic, with hints of caramel and sugarcane. This is a guest coffee, and will be available for a short time.
EL SALVADORAN (Finca Las Isabellas)
Country of origin: El Salvador
Santa Leticia Estate farm is located in the southwestern corner of the country and sits at an altitude of 5,200 ft. The high elevation and the natural canopy of the surrounding forest contribute to the superior quality of the coffee. Diurnal temperatures (variation in temperature) at high altitudes produce wide variations of sugar that later translate to greater flavor. The flavor profile: Fragrant with a full body and bold chocolate. The finish is clean with a subtle hint of cinnamon and berries. McMenamins bought this estate coffee directly from the farm. This purchase continues our commitment to quality as well as fair trade practices. Santa Leticia is offered as a stand-alone origin, and is included in our House and Morning blends.
Country of Origin: Brazil
This mild coffee hails from the state of Minas Gerais that is located in Cerrado, which is a vast tropical savannah that spans much of central Brazil and sits at an elevation of 2,600 ft. Coffee growing from this region is grown and harvested at the macro level, and all of it is mechanically harvested. Our current Brazil is slightly nutty with solid chocolate, and serves well as a single offering. Brazil's are generally used in blends, and we include the Cerrado in our Black Rabbit French Roast and our Espresso blend.
ETHIOPIAN GUJI NATURAL SIDAMO
Country of Origin: Ethiopia
Guji Natural is a dry-processed coffee. Coffee cherries are harvested and laid out on patios to dry with the fruit left on the seed. The result is a coffee rich in fruit and complexity. Most coffees grown in the province of Sidamo are known for their bright acidity and citrus-like quality. Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, and the agricultural methods practiced in producing coffee from this region have been employed for several centuries. In order to draw out the fruit and brightness, we roast this at city. Ethiopian coffees make up one third of our Morning blend, and are offered throughout the company as stand-alone single origins.
ROYAL SELECT WATER PROCESSED DECAF (BRAZIL)
Our current offering of decaffeinated coffee is fair trade and shade grown. We pride ourselves at McMenamins for maintaining high standards even when it comes to decaf coffee. The process of decaffeination can be harsh and sometimes toxic. Most cheap decaf coffees are chemically altered with the use of ethyl acetate. McMenamins Coffee Roasters always purchases water-processed decaf, which is full-bodied and flavorful. In short, water-processed decaf coffee is soaked in tanks, and the caffeine is gradually extracted through the use of high-temperature water. Coffee flavor solids and caffeine pass through a carbon filter. The caffeine is then separated from the solids, and discarded.
Roast: Full city plus
HOUSE BLEND: El Salvadoran Finca Las Isabellas/ Flores Bajawa
BLACK RABBIT FRENCH ROAST BLEND: Brazilian Cerrado/ Flores Bajawa
MORNING BLEND: (Equal parts) Ethiopian, Flores, El Salvadoran Finca Las Isabellas
FIRESIDE BLEND: Brazil Cerrado, Finca Las Isabellas
* City to full city: Refers to the degree that the coffee has been roasted from lighter to darker