How We Roast - Small Batch Coffee Roasting from Picacho Coffee Roasters

Great coffee is born on the tree, at the farm. A roaster's job is to prepare for brewing what the farmer has grown – to get out of the way and bring the farmer's vision to life.

Each batch of every coffee we roast tells a story about what it wants to be. We don't rely on automated roast profiles because we believe in letting our senses guide us: hearing, seeing, smelling, and tasting is what coffee roasting is really about. 

Our coffees are roasted as light or as dark as they need to be. An intimacy with the details of specific varietals, the growing process, and climate is essential to procuring great coffee. Nailing a great roast is less tangible. You know a roast is done when it's done.  

Our fully manual 5 and 12-kilo roasters were hand-built by US Roaster Corp in Oklahoma City. They're workhorses and works of art. We love the people who build them as much as the farmers who grow the exceptional coffee we roast. 

Roasting Schedule

Coffee is roasted on Tuesday and shipped on Wednesday. All orders ship whole bean.

Orders must be received by 11:59pm Monday night to be roasted the next day. Please allow 2-5 days for delivery.

Subscriptions are roasted on the first of each month and shipped the following business day.