Great Coffee Starts With A Fresh Roast™
Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters Saturday Experience began as a way to give friends and family members a chance to sample our coffee and blends while we received feedback to improve our roasting and blending skills. As we perfected the process, more and more people came into our shop until one day we decided to open up every Saturday, 10:00am – 3:00pm, to the public. The response has been extremely positive! We’re seeing many customers come back on a regular schedule to get their fresh roasted coffee, often bringing their friends and families in for The Saturday Experience. Some customers have worked with us on their own personal blends while others are turning into self-described “coffee snobs”. Although Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters is a roastery, not a coffee shop, we wanted to make your coffee sampling experience comfortable as well as memorable so we have tables, chairs and even started a “mug club” so that you may enjoy your coffee in an eclectic coffee mug. Feel free to bring in any clean coffee mug to add to our ever growing collection. We also have free wireless internet so computer geeks are welcome too.
The Saturday Experience, which is open house style, includes at least three brewed coffee samples for you to try as well as espresso shots & Americanos. We will custom roast any of our Select Single Origin or Premium Specialty Blend coffees so that you may take them home right out of the roaster while the beans are still warm (some blends do require pre-ordering). The Saturday Experience custom roast specials require a minimum 2lb purchase and cost only $25.00 to $27.00 depending on the coffee selected. Another customer favorite is our Gourmet Flavored Coffees which can be purchased for $27.00 for a 2lb bag (see web site for available flavors). All brewed coffee samples and espressos are free of charge and no purchase is required!
A new feature of The Saturday Experience is our Perfect Pour Pour-Over Station. Here we will prepare, by hand, a fresh roasted select coffee for you to try. We start off by picking one of our finest coffees and roasting it to our Crisp Light Roast. Next, we grind the coffee on our Hario hand grinder to a fine grind. Then, using our Bonivita water kettle, we heat up the filtered water to a full boil and then let it rest until it reaches 208°. We continue by adding just enough water to get all the grounds wet to allow the coffee to bloom. The last step is pouring the remainder of the water to the exact amount to create the perfect pour. We will explain all the benefits of preparing your coffee in this manner and then sit back and enjoy coffee as it is meant to be. The Perfect Pour Pour-Over Station is available every Saturday for the nominal fee of $2.00 which we will be donating to Paws With A Cause until the end of the year!
Paws With A Cause® enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs. PAWS® increases awareness of the rights and roles of Assistance Dog Teams through education and advocacy. For more information check out their website here: http://www.pawswithacause.org
If you prefer not to have to wait for your coffee to be roasted, you can preorder during the week on our web site or call your order in and arrange a time on Saturday to pick it up. Stop by this Saturday and see why nobody in Michigan sells fresher coffee than Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters!
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