More About Bluebeard Coffee Roasters
Bluebeard Coffee Roasters is a self-described "253rd wave" coffee roaster and cafe in Tacoma, WA, just south of Seattle proper.
"Third wave" roasting is synonymous with "specialty coffee": a purist movement wherein the origins of the bean are celebrated and the emphasis is placed on transparency, quality, and a lighter roast profile that puts the flavors of the bean on display.
Like 3rd wavers, Bluebeard emphasizes origin and quality, but goes one step further by pushing his beans into a full medium roast. This gives Bluebeard's coffees a deeper, "toasty" quality that lighter roasts often lack, and brings out chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar flavors in addition to preserving the individuality that makes specialty beans, well, special
. "We key in on sugar development without roasting through," says Kevin, the owner and founder. "It's all about balance: body, sweetness, acidity. And our coffees cool well, which is nice".
We think Bluebeard coffee appeals to coffee lovers who really want to enjoy the full flavor spectrum of specialty coffee but prefer a more developed profile. We call it, "the best of both waves"!