Roasters are the real rock-stars of this festival! Your supporting these local businesses as they nourish the exploding coffee scene here in San Antonio is why we gather to showcase the best & brightest in our local communities and pause to appreciate and acknowledge the many hands that steer these beloved magical Arabica beans from the crops of the global Coffee Belt to our lips here today in Travis Park. Roasting coffee is an art and a science - driven by a passion to connect people and savor the sacredness of life...which is precisely why San Antonio is perfectly suited to be an international leader in the "fourth wave" of the specialty coffee movement. Cheers to the San Antonio Coffee Festival's "2022 Specialty Coffee Tasting Flight"!
A specialty coffee roaster in New Braunfels, TX - opened in 2018, after experimenting with roasted coffee at home a few years prior. Shannon uses her grandfather's art on my labels. (frankhigginsart.com) And her grandmother's coffee cups are used to test each roast. "There are many studies proclaiming the health benefits of coffee, but I just know it lifts my spirits. And I hope it lifts your too!" Shannon was featured on the "Stump the Roaster" Panel at the trade show, Coffee Fest, last summer. She is a bright star in the Texas coffee constellation.
El Salvador - Finca Santa Isabel - This direct trade coffee of the Bourbon and Pacas varieties is produced on the Santa Isabel farm located on the northern part of the San Miguel volcano. The 319 acre farm sits at an altitude of 2,500-4,000 m.a.s.l. and benefits from a very stable rainfall (78.7 in/year), shade from Ingas Laurel trees, and volcanic soil to produce coffee with a rich body, medium acidity and a smooth pleasant flavor. The processing method is washed, meaning that the entire coffee cherry is removed prior to drying the bean. Enjoy a lovely floral fragrance which embraces a sweet citrus and notes of cane sugar.
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One bottle at a time, we spread the love of craft coffee as accessibly as possible. We showed the world you didn’t need expensive brewers or grinders and you didn’t have to wait at a local shop to get craft coffee, you just needed to pop a cap. Our goal is to demystify great coffee and spread it to as many as we can. What began as a humble entrepreneurship project at Trinity University, founder Jacob Hurrell-Zitelmans's idea quickly evolved into a passion and a business. With help from family, friends, and professors, Quick Sip Coffee was launched. Today, Quick Sip is available at retailers and pop-ups all over town Quick Sip Coffee captures the specialty coffee experience in each bottle, to enjoy in any setting!
Texican - A brew that pays homage to our native San Antonio. Our “café de olla” with a craft coffee twist, the Texican is brewed with a washed process Mexican bean and ground cinnamon. It produces notes of mixed nuts, caramel, and of course, cinnamon. This is our beginner brew.
Middle Man - A brew as traditional as Texas. Think of your most classic cup of coffee taste, and then elevate it to the max. The Middle Man is brewed with a washed process Guatemalan bean that produces notes of “just a damn good cup of coffee”. You’re in between newbie and pro.
Native -A brew meant to respect coffee’s origin story in Ethiopia. The Native is brewed with a natural process Ethiopian bean that gives unique notes of strawberries, blueberries, and dark chocolate. If you’ve gone this far, you’re on your way to coffee pro status, just let it happen.
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HERNÁN is a brand of premium Mexican culinary products. All of our products are made in Mexico in partnership with local artisans & producers, many of whom are expanding beyond their local origin for the first time. Isela Hernandez, Founder & President of HERNÁN has earned noteworthy acclaim - from Sofi™ awards by the Specialty Food Association to recognition by the US State Department for her work with Mexican producers. We are based in Del Rio, Texas, with e-commerce out of Warehouse 5 in San Antonio.
Hola! We are Maria and Jimmy, the two-person team behind Colibri Mountain Coffee. We work together to source some of Colombia’s best coffees and roast them in small batches in San Antonio to create a one-of-a-kind coffee experience. Our formal training and network of friends enables us to identify and curate our coffee portfolio based on clear and distinctive taste profiles. We started roasting on a San Franciscan SF-6 in our home garage but have since moved our production to a larger facility. Please come and say hi to the new kids on the block! Today’s tasting menu includes the following:
Resurgence Coffee intertwines faith, passion and coffee, in hopes of leaving just a lineament of His character, whether through a cup or conversation. We are four friends who came together with a dream to open our own coffee business with the intention of connecting with others in our community as well as giving back. We have a passion to make sure we provide the best coffee possible without compromising taste and quality. We also love our community of San Antonio and want to give back to local organizations that provide assistance to those in need. We are excited for the journey ahead of us to begin providing you with organic, fair-trade coffee that is locally roasted just for you.
Tierras Planas Roasters wants to bring delicious coffee into your home to savor and enjoy, just like the memories you’ll make whilst drinking. It is our mission to produce the highest quality roasted coffee beans, in the most sustainable manner, and share a blessing with every cup. When founder Kerry Mayfield’s job, as a plant breeder, took him on worldwide travels, he discovered, tasted, and appreciated the many different ways to roast, brew, and use coffee around the world. After tasting one of the most flavorful cups of coffee he ever had, Kerry purchased his own roaster to bring that taste to family and friends. That desire to brew the “perfect cup” transformed into Tierras Planas Roasters, thus beginning his family’s passion to bless others, bring people together, and reignite a “sit down and visit” culture. Tierras Planas Roasters wants to bring delicious coffee into your home to savor and enjoy, just like the memories you’ll make whilst drinking. It is our mission to produce the highest quality roasted coffee beans, in the most sustainable manner, and share a blessing with every cup.
We are committed to delivering the best, most ethically sourced specialty-grade coffee to our friends and family; honoring the hands that picked it and the palettes that enjoy it by carefully roasting each batch to its fullest flavor to achieve the best cup of “good” coffee we can offer. We want to provide coffee that’s good for the farmer – making sure he/she gets a fair price, and their health is made a priority through Organic growing practices. We want to provide coffee that’s good for the planet – sustainable organic farming practices and compostable/sustainable packaging are both a priority. Many of our coffees are "FTO", which means they are certified Fair Trade and/or Organic. We want to provide coffee that’s good for the soul – by providing an inviting and comfortable environment to enjoy coffee, company and conversation.
Misha and Tosca are the owners and roasters of Springtown Roasters, a women owned small batch coffee roastery located in San Marcos, Texas. As women roasters, we are very interested in promoting and supporting the hard work done by women coffee growers around the world. We also believe in helping others by donating a portion of sales to local organizations whose mission is to create a better environment for people & animals to live and thrive. We are here to help make your day a little brighter, enjoy the roasting we do, give back to the community, and support the farmers who have poured their lives into growing and harvesting the beans we all cherish each day. We are taking care of your coffee matters because we know how much coffee matters!
Panama - Medium roast coffee from 3rd & 4th generation women producers from the Hortigal Estate near Boquete, Panama. Coffee from Panama makes up less than 1% of the coffee in the world market, so getting a chance to try this spectacular coffee is a real treat! With a creamy mouthfeel, bright acidity, and with notes of brown sugar, citrus, and dark chocolate...a bag of this coffee will find a way home with you. Extra bonus, we donate part of the proceeds from the sale of this coffee to the Greater San Marcos Youth Council who help at-risk families in Hays County.
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We love coffee. Our business is fueled by our phenomenal love for coffee - not just any coffee, but freshly roasted premium coffee. We are the proud parents to 11 children. As you can imagine we drink a lot of coffee. We were so tired of just “ok” coffee. So, we began —how can the challenge of "ok” coffee be solved? We had this crazy belief that people should have the same quality coffee found in the best neighborhood coffee houses but without paying the high cost. The solution, sourcing the world's best, freshly roasted coffee beans. Dedicated to Quality - We offer the very best premium coffees from all over the world. Our trusted suppliers provide a wide selection of green coffee beans at a great price so that we can pass our low cost to our customers. The beans are air roasted for the freshest, highest quality coffee at any price.
Meet Texas Grounds Coffee Company: Phil and Jen have lived in Texas for many years. As neighbors do, they got to talking and realized that they shared the same ambitions: to run a company that brings Texans together over a great cup of coffee. So, they made the leap and left their careers to pursue that goal! The Texas Grounds Coffee Company’s flagship location is in Helotes, Texas! Their love of Texas is apparent. The demand for their coffee is quickly growing. The next time you lift a freshly roasted cup to your lips, smile, knowing that you are supporting a dream.
Concerto Coffee was founded to inspire and connect music lovers of all sounds, through a symphonic coffee experience. Fuel your art, share your sound.
Fidel and Diana Moreno, owners and operators of Quantum Coffee Roasters, are full time teachers in San Antonio - teaching Physics and Math, respectively. Besides having a passion for education, we also have a passion for finding the best green coffee that can be sourced and roasting it just right. Our Story: The Teacher becomes the Student - Anyone who knows me knows that I am a coffee lover. I just never realized that I was in love with bad coffee. One of my students introduced me to good coffee - and the true flavors that coffee had to offer - besides dark, darker, and darkest. I was immediately hooked on freshly roasted coffee that hadn't been burnt down to its carbon backbone. I was learning the science of how to roast my own coffee, and by the end of the school year, I’d purchased my student's espresso machine, grinder and roaster when he moved away to college. I gave away samples of my own roasted coffee and soon started selling it as the demand grew. Diana & I started up Quantum Coffee Roasters out of our kitchen, and with lots of love and attention to detail, we have turned it into a great little coffee roasting business. We love sharing our knowledge and passion for good coffee here in San Antonio, Texas USA!
Colombia–Finca Vista Hermosa: Natural-Processed - The Finca Vista Hermosa coffee farm, located in Agua Dulce, Huehuetenango in northwest Guatemala, is a legacy of three generations of coffee lovers who have poured their hearts into these rich lands. Because we are situated in the highlands, our coffees are especially highly coveted, as coffee grown at a high altitude is capable of being more rich and flavorful, as the beans have ideal water and temperature levels, growing more slowly therefore have more time to develop complex sugars. Finca Vista Hermosa is ecologically sound and healthy, a model for many shade grown and organic plantations. This naturally processed bean has bright acidity and medium body. We roasted it medium to showcase the fruity, floral, stone fruit tones, balanced delicately with some dark chocolate flavors.
Colombia–Finca Vista Hermosa: Honey-Process - Using the same green coffee as described above, a honey-process was instead applied when harvesting. Honey-process involves leaving the coffee cherry on the beans while drying, infusing the beans with an extra dose of fruity explosive flavor. See if you can taste the mild acidity and medium body of this coffee. We roasted it light/medium roast (darker roasts hide defects significantly better), so as to allow more nuances of tropical fruit notes of pineapple with a honey sweetness.
El Salvador–Santa Isabel: Washed-Process - Santa Isabel coffee farms cover 210 acres in the Cacahuatique Mountains, El Salvador. In Mayan, Cacahuatique means, “hill covered in cocoa orchards”. The tradition of growing coffee has been in the family for four generations. For this coffee, we've chosen beans harvested using the washed method, which requires the cherry to be removed prior to drying. In this way, experts explain, the coffee itself can be experienced – the origin, the coffee variety, the terroir...not impacted of the flavors imparted from the cherry fruit drying with the bean. Explore the mild acidity and rich body of this medium roast. Enjoy the notes of chocolate, cola and citrus.
Visit website: https://www.quantumcoffeesa.com/
Minutiae Coffee Roasters is a small batch coffee roaster in San Antonio with a passion for creating flavor profiles that offer an unforgettable experience. We believe that quality coffee is best extracted through a holistic approach, which includes all the minute details involved in production and development. Specialty coffee, at its core, involves and respects every aspect of the coffee supply chain to ensure long-term sustainability and high-quality production. Our mission is to produce high-quality coffee that showcases the various flavor profiles found in different coffee growing regions around the world. We accomplish this by giving serious attention to every tiny detail involved in the coffee we produce for our customers. All the way from farm to cup. That’s essential...that’s our passion...that’s Minutiae! We have been especially inspired by the coffee culture in the Pacific Northwest and are delighted to share in the local coffee communities here in Texas.
Cafetto Specialty Coffee, a family company, is devoted to distributing specialty coffee: ensuring traceability and safety are of high-value and high-quality, in addition to the type of coffee, its origin and climatic aspects. Social work is also a very important focus for us. We strive to especially consider coffee which is produced/processed by women - most are mothers & heads of families and some displaced by violence and victims of the conflict. We endeavor to ensure they are paid a premium for their product, thus guaranteeing a continuous commercial link with the people in these communities. We offer two specialty coffees, with a rate score of 84+ points and this makes us very proud. Our goal is offer specialty coffees from different countries, thus having a diversity of coffees that clients can choose and opt for the one that most identifies themselves. We offer our product in different presentations from unroasted (green) coffee, roasted whole bean, ground and K-cups.
San Antonio born coffee beverage company. Specializing in flash brewing and nitro infusion. Revolutionizing how to best enjoy cold coffee and other non-alcoholic beverages.
Third Day Coffee is a Christian based Veteran Owned Company based in Seguin, Texas. We use a mix of industry standard methods and our own twist to roasting our coffee. We run native South Texas Mesquite smoke over our beans as we are roasting to give it a unique flavor that is ours alone. Don't be fooled by dark roast coffee that is "strong", a lot of coffee has the real flavor over roasted right out of it. We only use high quality beans from reputable sources and do not, will not over roast our coffee just because everyone else does. Jose Roberto Alaniz, Jr. has a threefold mission. First: share the Gospel of Christ Jesus. Second: support our Veteran community through local charities. Third: support the impoverished coffee farmers in Honduras where our coffee is grown.
Hortiprocess in a company with a clear objective of development in agribusiness. The production, transformation, commercialization and development of consulting in management and logistics systems are the pillars of growth of the company, This is reflected at each end of our seal. We are from Colombia, where we strengthen the production and quality processes in a direct relationship with the producers and operate the export system. Our office in the United States is responsible for the creation of products, brand development, production, and import of raw material allows us to consolidate high quality products at a fair price, this by the direct relationship with the producer and autonomy of the process.
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Don Perros Coffee is a local micro-roaster since 2020 - "Keeping it Simple" is our motto. We started truly from the heart. A loving husband wanted his wife to have the best, most fresh coffee available and decided to roast it himself. Over time, the love of coffee and finding the perfect roast led to a desire to share this passion with others by creating Dos Perros Coffee Company. In the spirit of giving back to the community that supports you, Dos Perros donates a monthly percentage to area dog rescue groups (because we love dogs too!)
Cosecha del Sur is a Fort Worth, Texas coffee roaster with an obsession for finding some of the most interesting coffees in Latin America. With our subsidiaries in Colombia and El Salvador, we are able to grow, source, process, and import some of the best coffees in the world. Our focus is on sourcing coffees that come from a single producer, or group of producers, and roasting them to highlight the soil, processes, and people that grow these amazing coffees. With a constantly rotating selection of small batch specialty micro-lots, our customers are able to enjoy a variety of coffees and explore what makes Latin American coffees so great!
Cafe Azteca Mexican coffee shop and roaster....is just steps away from the 2022 San Antonio Coffee Festival - located near Travis Park at 106 Jefferson St. Come stop by & see our place, opened in 2016. Cafe Azteca is proud to showcase coffees from Mexico really highlight an unserved coffee country. We also feature marzipan waffles and chilaquiles - and we host coffee educational classes! We are open M-F 6:30 am - 3 pm, Sat 8-3 & Sun 8-2. Owner, Tyler Ybarra, is a true coffee pioneer. His passion for connecting and teaching people how to make Cafe de olla and Champurrado shines brightly in all he does. His start in the coffee business began with a coffee trailer in San Marcos Texas. A self-proclaimed barista to the stars he has given coffee to Los Tigres del Norte, Mana, Juanes, Canelo Alvarez, and Los Bukis. He quickly discovered his true passion to love on people, uplift the Latino community and showcase the many perspectives with coffee culture. Through Cafe Azteca & the terrific team, Tyler thrives on competing and pushing the boundaries of what coffee and coffee culture can be!
At family-owned roastery, Spiral Horn Coffee Co in San Saba, Texas, we strive to produce the best coffee at fair and reasonable prices for those that share a similar passion for coffee. Roasting combines science and culinary art. Coffee brings people together and we are honored to be able to share our coffee blends with you. We hope that our effort to eliminate bad coffee from your life has brought us closer to you - and encouraged you to grow! Mark and Michelle Hedley's entrepreneurial spirit sparked after Mark spent 25 years in corporate life. The triskelion symbol in the logo tells the story of Mark and Michelle in forward motion and reaching an understanding of the triad life-death-rebirth and creation-preservation-destruction dynamics. “We have continued to reinvent ourselves, as required, to persevere as a couple, a family, and contributors to society. Conscious employment of passive and active energy has allowed us to accomplish great things together”. Summarized, the meaning of a triskelion symbolizes personal growth, human development, and spiritual expansion, and the spiral represents balance, progress, direction, expansion, awareness, connection, and development. We believe the family of Spiral Horn companies, past and future, do as well. Welcome to Spiral Horn Coffee Company, we look forward to serving you!
Reserved - A medium dark blend of our finest coffees from Africa and Indonesia that present our coffee lovers with a dreamy, complex, rich, silky cup of the most pleasant coffees we offer. Deep chocolate with a bit of toffee sweetness. Add just a kick of dark raspberry and dark cherry to make this one of those coffees reserved for those that can truly appreciate great coffee.
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Cafetos Roaster Company. and Sandi Coffee Estate are family businesses and together we are dedicated to supplying the best specialty coffee the country of Panama has to offer. Our coffee is grown at altitudes over 1,500 me.a.s.l. in the region of Piedra Candela, Chiriqui. This yields deeper and more compelling aromas due to the cooler temperatures and improved drainage resulting in a higher concentration of flavors. Now producing the Caturra-Catuai varietal, and soon adding Geisha! It is our passion to cultivate the best quality, flavors and varieties, freshly roasted for you in McKinney, Texas.
Sandi Coffee Caturra-Catuai: Natural - Our Naturally processed coffee highlights its sweet cherry flavor. The coffee cherry is left on the bean after harvested, and is dried meticulously; this allows the fruity tastes from the cherry to sweeten the bean. Both our Washed and Natural have been roasted to a medium/medium-dark profile, so you can appreciate the nuances of these two different coffee processing methods. When roasted, the sugars caramelize, creating a coffee that naturally tastes like sweet, candied berries.
Tumbleweed Coffee is a small batch coffee roasting company inspired by ‘freedom’ and ‘movement’ Roasting wherever the wind blows.....on the open road and in your neighborhood. Aaron Garza has returned to San Antonio. - we're so glad his life's road brought him back here. He has been working on some new exciting projects - re-opening his beloved ‘espresso gallery’ as a pop-up cafe inside a restaurant on the south side since July. Aaron was so happy to see that the Coffee Festival is continuing to bring the coffee community together and highlight the expanding coffee roasteries. Welcome Bank, Aaron! We missed you!
Ethiopian Sidamo - As a general rule of thumb, African coffees tend to pair extremely well with fruits, especially highlighting the complex notes of this time-honored coffee. Ours is a unique blend of light-roasted and medium-roasted beans - all from the same farm (what is called single origin). A delicious full-bodied Ethiopian coffee with notes of citrus and berries.
Olla Express Cafe is a coffee company specialized in Café de Olla and Mexican traditional drinks. In 2017, it was founded in San Antonio, TX - first by going to farmers markets and pop-ups, then having its own online store. All our products are handcrafted using traditional methods, 100% natural, vegan, gluten-free, and cultivated in an artisanal way, with no artificial preservatives, additives, or chemicals. By 2019, the lovely Blue VW Bus/Combi '89 was open with a great response from customers, attracting new ones while rolling the Alamo City, Converse, Helotes, Austin, etc. That opened the road to take the opportunity of a brick and mortar in October 2021 located inside a beautiful oasis in the city: Los Patios (2015 NE 410 loop) visit us soon to enjoy a hug in a cup!
Cafe de Olla Valentina - Sourced from the southern state of Chiapas in Mexico, this traditional Mexican coffee is distinguished for its light, delicate flavor and rich, brisk acidity with a light to medium body. After medium roast, the coffee is mixed with a special family recipe of spices: cinnamon, clove, ginger and orange, then cheerfully sweetened with our famous house-made Raw Piloncillo Syrup. Piloncillo is a raw form of pure cane sugar has not been processed, leaving it with a golden brown color and a deliciously rich flavor similar to molasses. The origin of Café de Olla dates back to the early 1900's during the Mexican Revolution; the collective collaboration of women from many different states in Mexico - all coming together to contribute their input on this beloved beverage. Our special recipe is from my family's personal collection and it is a highly-prized secret, of course.
Mezcal Infused Cafe de Olla - Infused with Tequila, this citric coffee from Chiapas in Mexico is roasted medium then mixed with spices sweetened with our famous Raw Piloncillo Syrup. Although this treasured family beverage is non-alcoholic, it is truly terrifically titillating!
Visit website: https://www.ollaexpresscafe.com/