About Us

 

The best coffee in the world is the coffee you like the best

Old River Coffee Roaster Co. is dedicated to roasting only premium Eco-Friendly and Fair Trade coffee. This also includes Rainforest Alliance and other sustainable coffees.

The roastery is located in central coastal region of Oregon, in the Siletz River valley. The climate is rainy in the winter and dry in the summer. Average day time temperature in the summer is about 75f and in the winter around 40f. The forest here is termed a "temperate rainforest". Rainfall frequently excedes 80 inches per year. There is a distinct dry season, usually from July to mid October. By October we are all crying for rain, by December we're ready for some dry days. I like the climate here. I didn't move here, 35 years ago, for the sun.

Old River Coffee Roaster Co. uses an 8 pound Sivetz Fluid Bed roaster powered by electricity (a renewable resource,using wind, water and sun). This type of roaster produces a very clean, no after taste cup of coffee. We roast three roast degrees: Full City, Dark and French Roast. Our customers are pleased to find that even the French Roast has no charred and bitter taste. The coffee is roasted in small batches to maintain the freshness of the beans. All coffee is roasted as orders come in. Currently Old River Coffee Roaster Co. serves the Lincoln County area of Oregon. We call ourselves “the Coffee Capital of East Lincoln County”. With this web site we hope to reach out to more people so they can taste the extraordinary coffee we produce.

Old River Coffee Roaster Co. started roasting commercially in November of 2008. Great time to start a business in the middle of the worst recession since who knows when, but business has been good and has increased steadily. With the startup of this web site we hope to achieve our goal of supporting ourselves by this time next year. So go ahead and try our coffee. You will be pleasantly surprised. One of our customers said, “It is sure nice to have a product produced locally that is better than anything currently sold in the county”.

Full City Roasts

Our Full City coffee is a medium roast. Roasted beans are brown to dark brown and are dry or slightly oily. More of the coffee's characteristic flavor is evident in this roast.

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Dark Roasts

Our Dark Roast coffee is roasted somewhere in between a Full City roast and a French roast. Some of the coffee's characteristic flavor is present, with hints of sweetness.

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French Roasts

Our French Roast coffee is a dark roast. Beans are very dark brown, nearly black and very oily. The coffee's characteristic flavor is gone, replaced by caramelized sugar flavors.

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Premium Blends

Our Premium Blends are carefully crafted to be perfect combinations of our other coffee varieties, and people love them. Keep an eye out for more quality blends coming soon...

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