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New Coffee! Kiamugumo Kenya

Introducing a new Kenya! We love this jammy and rich coffee that boasts tasting notes of blood orange, pomegranate, dark chocolate, and plum. The phrases that come to mind when drinking it are lush and luxurious. We highly recommend grabbing a bag today!   About. This washed lot was grown by various smallholder members of […]

New Coffee! La Candelilla Geisha Natural

Another coffee that is simply too good to miss! We are so excited to introduce our new La Candelilla Geisha Natural. Our cupping notes for this coffee were filled with a plethora of different fruit and floral notes including hibiscus, lemon meringue, raspberry, Orange Crush, kiwi, apricot, grape candy, and vanilla. It’s complex, sparkling, and […]

New! Sudan Rume

You guys. This coffee is crazy! Are you ready for a truly unique and exceptional experience? Our cupping notes said things like wow, holy crap and WHAT is that?! The perfumy intensity of this coffee coupled with tasting notes of lemonade, rosemary, sweet mint, pear, white grape, and wild flower make this coffee a truly […]

New Coffee! La Reforma Natural

If you love truly unique coffees that are jammy, sparkling and intense, this coffee is for you! We absolutely love this natural process coffee from El Salvador. Boasting tasting notes of tootsie rolls, rosé (think red fruits and flowers), and apricot, this coffee is a stunner. We highly recommend!   About. Located high up in […]

New Coffee! Bella Carmona Guatemala

Welcoming back one of our favorite coffees: Bella Carmona Guatemala. This coffee is just downright pleasant to drink with autumn-like tasting notes of apple, milk chocolate, clementine, and caramel. Bottom line: An everyday, comfort coffee that is crisp, lush, and delicious.   About. Coffee producer Luis Pedro Zelaya has four generations of Guatemalan coffee culture […]

New! Another Stunning Microlot from Colombia

What a year for Colombia coffee! Introducing yet another stunning microlot from Colombia that is sure to impress. Our El Rubi Colombia is complex, plump and silky boasting tasting notes of papaya, pink grapefruit, honey, pineapple, and caramel. It is seriously delicious and also in very limited supply, so we recommend grabbing a bag today. […]

New! Gura Kenya

New coffee alert! Our new Gura Kenya boasts tasting and aroma notes of tangerine, orange dreamsicle, vanilla, green tea, and starfruit. It’s tart, juicy and delicious. A must-try for all Kenyan/African coffee lovers. Buy now.     Coffee Story. This coffee is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Gura Factory (wet mill), in […]

New! Gigesa Ethiopia

Introducing the sister lot to our Gigesa Ethiopia Natural. This time in a washed version! Our Gigesa Ethiopia boasts tasting notes of watermelon, key lime pie, rosemary, lavender, strawberry, sweet tarts, and more. It is silky, sparkling, and complex. Bottom line: a beautiful and classic washed Ethiopia that represents everything we love from that region- […]

New! Primavera Colombia

Another hit from Colombia! What a year this country has had in producing lot after lot of delicious coffees. This coffee is no exception. With tasting notes of cantaloupe, tart apple, and agave, our new Primavera Colombia is smooth, crisp, and delicious. An easy drinking, yet complex, coffee that is great for all coffee lovers. […]

New! Kabiufa Papua New Guinea

New coffee! Introducing our new Kabiufa Papua New Guinea. This lovely coffee is jammy with a sweet-tart acidity and tasting notes of mango, rose, and butterscotch. It’s also unusually clean for a PNG offering while still boasting the unique sweet spiciness (think cinnamon) that is typical of the island. Definitely a unique coffee that we […]

New! Gigesa Ethiopia Natural

Introducing our newest Ethiopia natural. This is an exceptional coffee-with all the lovely, bright fruit notes one would expect from a natural process coffee but a sparkling and ultra clean finish that is quite unique for this style of processing. Tasting notes include: blueberry, honey, lemon creme cookie, jasmine, and peach. We recommend grabbing a […]

New! Nyeri Hill Kenya

New Kenya! And its seriously delicious. Tasting notes: pomegranate, cherry compote, rootbeer candy, and raspberry. Get yours today. This coffee comes from one of the first coffee farms established in eastern Africa. The Nyeri Hill Estate is focused on not only exceptional coffees but sustainability and community outreach. They allocate a portion of their profits […]

Events: Public Cuppings are Back!

Public Cuppings are Back! We are excited to welcome back monthly public cuppings at JBC Coffee Roasters starting in June. (The June cupping has already filled up but check out July and August dates.) Sign up here. Our once-a-month cupping (coffee tasting) is a wonderful opportunity to try new offerings coming to our lineup, learn […]

New! La Papaya Ecuador

We are super excited to introduce this special release natural process coffee from Ecuador’s most famous specialty coffee producer-Juan Pena of Hacienda La Papaya. It is seriously delicious! Boasting notes of mango, mulled wine, honey, coconut, and guava, our tasters called this coffee juicy, sweet-tart, and creamy exclaiming things like wow and yum! We can’t […]

Named one of the Nation’s Best!

We are super honored to be named one of the nation’s 25 best coffee roasters of 2021 by Gear Patrol. Thankful to our wonderful coffee team and the very best customers!   From Gear Patrol: “When a coffee brand has been around since the 20th century, you can assume it’s doing something right. JBC is […]

New! La Soledad Colombia

Award-winning microlot-La Soledad Colombia! This special coffee recently won 10th place in the Land of Diversity Competition in Colombia, the only competition in Colombia open to every single coffee grower from every region. In its fifth year, 1610 coffee growers from 12 different departments participated with their best coffees at Land of Diversity. Winning 10th […]

New! Karatina Kenya

A new Kenya! If you are a lover of the classic Kenya profile, this coffee is for you. It is seriously delicious. Tasting notes include pomegranate, maple, sweet cherry tomato, candied ginger, and mango. It is syrupy, buttery, and sweet-tart. A must-try!   About. This coffee is grown near Mt Kenya in the popular Nyeri […]

New! Haraaz Red Yemen Natural

We’re very excited to introduce JBC Coffee Roaster’s first-ever Yemen coffee! This natural process coffee is deliciously unique and syrupy with tasting notes of red licorice, plum, clove, maraschino cherry, port wine, and vanilla. Definitely a must-try for a unique and satisfying coffee experience.   The arid and difficult growing climate in Yemen coupled with […]

New! Cerro Azul Geisha

Definitely add this to your must-try list! Our new Cerro Azul Geisha is intensely elegant and a must-have for lovers of high-quality geisha coffee. Super sparkly with a creamy body, it boasts tasting notes of jasmine, raspberry lemonade, watermelon candy, and vanilla.   About. This coffee comes from the highly esteemed Cafe Granja La Esperanza, […]

New Coffee! Reina De La Asuncion

Introducing our new Reina de la Asuncion Ecuador. This silky and crisp coffee boasts deep florals and tasting notes of watermelon, apple blossom, and praline. It’s a beauty. Enjoy! About. This special coffee is grown by Angel Benigno Capa Chama and Maria Carmen Cogitambo Lojan who also cultivate lemons, oranges, bananas, papaya, yuca and corn […]

Two new Ethiopia Coffees-One Washed, One Natural Process

Introducing two new Ethiopia coffees! Both coffees are part an innovative single producer project in Ethiopia. Initiated in 2012, the single producer project identifies “model” growers able to produce high quality cups who are willing to meet rigorous processing standards and welcome frequent farm visits. In exchange, coffee producers earn higher quality premiums. The popularity […]

New! Opposites Attract Valentine’s Day Blend

Our limited release Valentine’s Day Blend-Opposites Attract-is back better than ever and includes a bonus Valentine’s card for your loved one! What better way to say you care than with coffee? This lovely blend is proof that opposites do attract, combining a natural process coffee from Ethiopia with a washed coffee from Mexico to create […]

New Coffee! Rayo Del Sol Peru

Want to support women in coffee while drinking a great cup? This special microlot coffee is for you. Notes from the JBC cupping team include cherry, bubblegum, and floral. Definitely a must try for coffee drinkers who enjoy the florality and sweetness of a really lovely Peru coffee.   About. Roxana Rangel Granda started producing […]

Merry & Bright is Back!

Our Merry & Bright Blend is back and better than ever! This lovely holiday blend features a little merriness from the cocoa and orange notes of our La Union Colombia and a little brightness-think lemon and jasmine- from our Buna Boka Ethiopia. Get in the holiday spirit with this delicious coffee and order yours today […]

JBC is named a Good Food Award Finalist!

We’re super excited to announce that we were just named Good Food Award Finalists with our new Ardent Ethiopia Natural. Once in awhile, a super special coffee comes along that blows you away. This is it! Tasting and aroma notes of orange candy, raspberry, and hibiscus abound in this lovely, award-winning cup.   About the […]

New Coffee! El Aguacate

A new Guatemala micro-lot has arrived at JBC coffee Roasters and it is a gorgeous coffee. This lovely micro-lot is full of floral tones with tasting and aroma notes of jasmine, sweet citrus, kiwi, and caramel. The producer, Eddy José Martinez, prioritizes bringing forth excellent coffee with high standards.  One of Edy’s main sources of […]

Coffee Spotlight: El Jardin Colombia

1st Place winner – EL JARDIN This special coffee was the 1st place winner in Antioquia’s Best Cup!  So many of you loved this award-winning coffee from our Coffee for Peace box set and asked how to get more. Here you go! Out of all the coffees submitted from the Antioquia region in Colombia, this […]

Coffee Spotlight-San Diego Costa Rica Natural!

San Diego Cost Rica Natural We seriously love this coffee. This natural process microlot hails from Beneficio San Diego, one of the most modern and largest coffee mills in Costa Rica. Established in 1888, this mill takes pride in its innovative spirit in coffee milling and processing. They are constantly striving to further quality standards […]

New Coffee! Spooky Blend

Introducing our new Halloween Blend! This coffee-a tasty blend of our Talquezalar El Salvador and San Diego Costa Rica Natural-is perfect for fall and available in October only- while supplies last! Tasting notes: pumpkin pie, coffee blossom, and orange. It’s buttery and delicious. Get spooky with an 8 oz bag of Spooky Blend. Only $12!

COFFEE SPOTLIGHT-BENTI NENQA #209 ETHIOPIA NATURAL

A JBC Female-Forward Coffee. This coffee, which received 94 points from the Coffee Review, is sourced from METAD Agricultural Development PLC, a third-generation family-owned business with a rich history in Ethiopia. After World War II, the Ethiopian Emperor awarded Muluemebet Emiru, the first African female pilot and family matriarch, with land in the Guji and […]

Exciting New Things for JBC: New Website, New People, New Coffee!

Exciting New Things for JBC: New Website, New People, New Coffee!   Welcome to our new website. While it took a little bit of time to work out the kinks, we think we have ironed them all out and are extremely excited for this new space to bring you high quality specialty coffee and the […]

Brew Post: Birambo Village DR Congo

This coffee stood out to all of us as a purchase sample on the cupping table. It was an incredibly complex coffee that had multiple layers to taste. We all had ideas of what we were tasting and many of them aligned with tropical fruits such as mango, starfruit, papaya, and even coconut. This coffee […]

Roast Coffee Company Celebrates 15 Years

Photo credit: Patrick Manning / Manning Photography Ryan Mason opened up Roast Coffee Company 15 years ago and has been serving Milwaukee amazing coffee, specialty drinks, sandwiches and salads since (try the Hugh Bob and the Hustle BLT if you haven’t yet!).  Roast operates on a simple principle – it will serve you the best […]

JBC Coffee and Shaved Ice – The Ultimate Pairing at Icki Sticki

Photo Credit: Madison Magazine Read about Icki Sticki and their dedication to serving amazing coffee, ice cream and baked goods here!  Jessica and Dan, the owners, have a passion to support local partners, so we definitely recommend giving them a visit and grabbing a sweet treat and JBC coffee to learn more about their story and […]

Deerfield Coffeehouse Opens!

Photo Credit: Madison Magazine At Deerfield Coffeehouse, coffee and community go hand in hand.  Recently, Deerfield Coffeehouse opened for business, offering the Deerfield community a place where owners Teresa Pelletier and Joe Howard want everyone to call home.  With a cozy vibe, JBC coffee and other products from local producers (scones and muffins from Elegant […]

Brew Post – BANCO GOTETE

At JBC, we’re constantly brewing our coffee and tweaking brew variables to find the sweet spot for each of our coffees.  We know that each brewer has his or her own recipes that they use to maximize flavor for their taste buds, but we wanted to pass on our ideal recipes so you’d have a […]

Brew Post – BUFCAFE RWANDA

This is the third year in a row that we’ve purchased a coffee from the Bufcafe washing station. Our team prizes the washing station’s continual dedication to quality and the crisp winey acidities and deep floral notes we find in its coffees. This year’s coffee fits the winey-fudge profile and offers some delicate fruit notes. […]

JBC Named One of the 12 Best Coffee Roasters in the U.S. by Forbes

Read more about JBC being named one of the best in the U.S. by Forbes! Holiday Gift Guide 2018: The 12 Best Coffee Roasters In The U.S Kim Westerman Contributor Luxury and family travel, food destinations, wine and coffee trends. As beverages go, there’s nothing hotter than specialty coffee at the moment. Third-wave roasters (or are […]

BANCO GOTETE Scores 94 Points!

We were very excited to send this coffee to the Coffee Review after cupping our roast profiles.  Our team’s notes resonate with a lot the Coffee Review found in the cup.  Check it out below! Blind Assessment: Delicate, richly floral, sweetly spice-toned. Almond nougat, white peach, pink peppercorn, wisteria-like flowers, fragrant sandalwood in aroma and […]