The Art and Science
Behind Roasting Exceptional Coffee
We start off by selecting only the highest quality, specialty-grade coffees from coffee growing regions around the globe. This ensures that the cup quality we attain will exceed your expectations each and every time you drink a cup of CBRC coffee. Prior to bringing in any coffee it must pass a rigourous group guidelines and quality standards that we perform in our lab. We meticulously roast, cup and score each of the coffee samples we bring in before committing to a single bag of coffee for production. Of course, the solid relationships we have with our buyers have been built over the years and we have significant amount of confidence and trust in their recommendations. After selecting our core line-up of coffees, the real fun begins - blending, roasting, branding, marketing and distribution.
Sourcing great coffees from reputable growers and processors is only the beginning. We produce all of our great coffees with one of the most eco-friendly roasters in the world. Our roaster has nearly 80% reduced emissions when compared to traditional drum roasters and an estimated 20% reduction in annual fuel consumption. Rather than collect the chaff produced during the roasting process this roasting technology utilizes it as a fuel source which results in smarter energy efficiency. The benefits of producing coffees with a Hybrid Coffee Roaster are two fold; a reduced impact on the world around us and remarkable cup quality & clarity.
To take our environmental commitment a step further we also purchase wind energy subsidies to power our roasting plant. So we can now honestly say that we are 100% Wind Powered. Going green is a big part about who we are and what we do here at Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company. We take steps year in and year out to improve upon our daily business practices to make sure that we are walking the walk. As new technologies become available you can be sure that we will stay on the fringe of the green movement.
There are seven (7) process control elements that we have implemented to achieve consistent results that you can taste.
- 1) Green Coffee Procurement
- 2) Sample Roasting & Analysis
- 3) Blend Development & Cupping
- 4) Silo System Programming
- 5) Roasting & Batch Logging
- 6) Color Scoring, Sampling and Tasting
- 7) Packaging
Of course, even with all of the science and technological advancements that have been made over the course of history in the coffee roasting industry, some things just cannot beat experience. The Artisan approach to the roasting process is still a very large part of what defines the quality and craftsmanship of our coffees.
Our Roast Master has taken his years of experience and respect for perfection and translated it into wide variety of signature blends and delightful origins that can found in a hundreds of locations around the region. Our products are available for purchase by the cup in area coffee shops and restaurants and also can be found at participating retailers in your neighborhood. Look for the sailboat the next time you buy coffee for home and taste the difference while helping us make a difference.