Hours

Monday-Saturday

6:30AM - 9:00PM

Contrabrand Hours

Sunday

6:30AM - 7:00PM

OUR PROCESS

Straight forward, simple, and successful.

SOURCING

Enthusiasm and demand for premium coffee fostered a new generation of specialty importers and motivated farmers who deserve serious credit for the thriving coffee scene we're all enjoying. Only a decade ago it was difficult for an independent roaster our size to have access to a wide variety of fr ...Read more

How far we go

ROASTING

Contraband roast profiles usually keep close to the midpoint of light and dark. But we do not roast simply to achieve a certain bean color. We use our restored Probat to finesse the temperature/time curve based on flavor and texture. Our goal is to taste the best and most balanced profile from the ...Read more


TASTING

It's said that coffee has over 700 different flavor compounds. The similarities and differences between different origin countries, even different farms within the same region, vary widely. There's at least a few flavor profiles on our menu for everyone. The best way to train one's palette for co ...Read more

Next tasting session

SERVING

This is our favorite part. All the effort, from every link in the supply chain, ground into a fine powder, captured in liquid form, shared with our friends. If it weren’t for our small but growing base of discerning customers who appreciate a fine cup of coffee, we wouldn’t be able to explore this ...Read more

BREW GUIDES

Tools

FRENCH PRESS

POUR OVER

ESPRESSO

CHEMEX

COLD PROCESS

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