In Vermont, if we can’t buy what we like, we make it ourselves.
It’s this idea that lead us to start roasting coffee. Scanning local retail and grocery store shelves rarely yielded coffee roasted more recently than a month ago. We all prefer to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Coffee should be no different (it’s the seed of a tropical fruit!). We believe there’s a better way.
Plain and simple, coffee is best roasted in small batches and enjoyed fresh, within two weeks of roasting.
Coffee should be enjoyed with an awareness of the seasonality of particular growing regions.
Growers work incredibly hard to produce high-quality coffee. We never forget this when we roast the fruit of their labor.
The complexity of quality coffee can and should be enjoyed by everyone.
We started roasting coffee for ourselves. We’re ready to share the joy of fresh, seasonal coffee with our friends.
To enjoy fresh coffee from around the world every week, sign-up for the Carrier Roasting Coffee CSA. CSA members receive fresh roasted coffee shares each week at pick-up locations in Randolph, Montpelier and Northfield or by mail.
If you aren't ready to join the CSA, but want to buy fresh roasted coffee, click here to view our current offerings.
About the Roastery
Our first roastery was located in a post and beam barn in rural Central Vermont. The barn was built to house a ceramics studio and (graciously) made room for a coffee roaster. Though a coffee roastery and pottery may seem like odd barnmates, many of the same elements for making pottery are required for roasting coffee including fire, time and patience.
In December 2017 we moved into our new home at 17 East Street in Northfield, Vermont. In addition to acting as our roasting and production facility, the space also features a coffee bar with a full menu of coffee and espresso drinks. We are next door neighbors with the Good Measure Brewing Co. brewery and tasting room.