Special Roast: Mbeya Region of Tanzania

Roast: Medium-light
Tasting Profile: Pear, floral, jasmine, strawberry.=
Grower: Small cooperative farmers in the Mbeya area
Variety: Bourbon & Kent
Region: Mbeya Region of Tanzania
Altitude: 1200-1900 M
Soil Type: Clay Minerals
Process: Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Altitude: 1200-1900 M
Soil Type: Clay Minerals
Process: Fully washed and dried on raised beds.

Outstanding! 87 Cupping Score

Much like a wine Sommelier, Coffee Q Graders can spot defects, identify origins, measure flavor, and smell elements of coffee like acidity, sweetness, bitterness, and sourness. This knowledge helps them score coffees on the Specialty Coffee Association’s 100-point quality scale. Any coffee above 80 points is considered a specialty coffee. (Starbucks coffees usually rate in the low 80s.) Chimney Hill’s Special Roast Tanzanian berries are rated an outstanding 87!

Mick & Courtney

Once upon a time in College Station, TX the coffee tasted bland and stale and the day lacked true meaning. We set forth a search both hill and dale for berries of exalted being. We micro-managed each micro-roast and punctuated our small successes with micro-boasts. And at long last the aromas did invigorate and the flavors they did explode. On that day, our morning routine had meaning and Chimney Hill Coffee was born.  

Single Origin Coffee Roasters in College Station, TX

Micro-Batch Roasting

Freshly roasted coffee. When buying micro-batch, you can be sure that the coffee you’re buying is fresh and roasted recently. Popular brands typically roast their coffee months before it even makes its way into your cup.

Tailored for the berry. By roasting for micro-batches, it is much easier to roast individual berries in a way that will bring out the most flavor and aroma. Not all coffee beans are created equal, so each roast must be done in a form tailored for each variety of coffee beans.

All it takes is one sip of Chimney Hill Coffee micro-batch roasted coffee and you’ll never turn back.

Single Origin Coffee Roasters in College Station, TX

Perfect Little Beans

Chinmey Hill Coffee uses specialty-grade beans with zero primary defects (such as black beans or sour beans) and less than five secondary defects (such as broken beans). This is important because primary defects will greatly affect the taste of the coffee. Having zero defects allows the coffee to be the most optimal flavor.

Window for Optimal Flavor

Chimney Hill Coffee ships our coffee the same day it was roasted, so you will receive it before it enters the window of optimal flavor.  This means you’ll never miss the opportunity to enjoy the coffee’s peak flavor.

Coffee Ratings

Coffee undergoes many scoring processes by professionals who achieved their Q Grader certification. Coffee is first graded when it’s green. If there are defects the coffee is determined to be “not-specialty grade”. For those coffees that pass green grading, they are sample roasted and cupped. (Cupping is the official term for critically tasting and scoring coffees. The official cupping form is standard worldwide, and where the 100-point scoring system comes from.) A coffee’s dry fragrance, wet aroma, flavor, aftertaste, body, acidity, balance, and overall impression are taken into consideration while uniformity issues and defects, will lower the overall score.

Specialty Coffee

Specialty coffee, coined by Erna Knutsen in 1974, refers to a coffee that receives a quality grading score of 80 percent or higher. While “premium” or “gourmet” seem like they’re synonymous with “specialty,” they simply are marketing terms with no defined standards. Specialty coffees are grown in specific and ideal micro-climates, and have distinctive and unique flavor profiles, with little to no defects.

Third-Wave Coffee

We’re currently in the third wave of coffee. The first wave of American coffee put pre-ground, vacuum-sealed cans in kitchens across America. The second wave started with the late ‘60s introduction of Peet’s coffee (by Alfred Peet) through the proliferation of Starbucks. The third wave of coffee focuses on origin transparency, nuanced flavors, and artisan roasting. The term “third wave” is synonymous with specialty coffee.

Shopping cart0
There are no products in the cart!
Continue shopping