6 of the Best Coffee Roasters in America

Flickr/ Paul R.J. Muller Caffienation
Flickr/ Paul R.J. Muller Caffienation

Coffee is one of the world's most popular beverages. Whether we wake up in the morning with one cup, or have three throughout the day for bursts of energy, we all have our favorite, go-to blends. We usually resort to the same beans, often from a chain coffee store or local supermarket. But to help you let go of the so-so coffee beans you've grown accustomed to drinking, we've compiled a list of the best coffee roasters in America to open your eyes to delicious beans at a wide range of prices. We know it might be difficult to vary from your morning routine, but these beans are worth the variation!

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Our list contains the best coffee roasters from around the country, some of whom also have an affiliated coffee shop, like Café Grumpy. Legends, such as Dallis Bros. Coffee, have been roasting beans for decades and have perfected their crafts with time. Newcomers, like Dogwood Coffee (formed in 2010), have had less experience, but have made strides to become well-respected in the industry. Whether old or new, from Atlanta (Batdorf & Bronson) to Seattle (Victrola Coffee Roasters), these coffee roasters all have the same goal: to provide consumers with the best tasting beans.

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Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Portland, Ore.
Stumptown Coffee believes that coffee is king, but the relationships are what keep the roaster among the top roasters in America. The roaster sources the best coffees in the world strives to keep the truest relationships with the coffee farmers providing them with beans. It also believes that relationships with customers are just as important, so quality of the product is of the utmost importance. The House Blend of Latin American and East African beans sells for $14.25 per 12-ounce bag.

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thirty-thirty Coffee Co., Peoria, Ill.
thirty-three Coffee Co. is an independent, locally owned coffee shop that works tirelessly to provide a unique and inclusive atmosphere for customers. Every owner and employee within the thirty-three Coffee Co. shares an obsession for coffee beans and continues to strive to make excellent coffee. The Momma Bear Espresso is of Ethiopian beans and sells for $17 per 12-ounce bag.

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Temple Coffee, Sacramento, Calif.
Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster from that began roasting in Sacramento in 2005. It is committed to sourcing, roasting, and brewing the finest coffee, and it features distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. It earned a 97 rating on Coffee Review for its Guatemala Hunapu Antigua Bourbon for $15 per 12-ounce bag.

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Think Coffee, New York City
Think Coffee believes in its slogan, "Beyond fair trade. Beyond organic." The roaster is devoted to fairness in the coffee trade, from farmer to customer. It takes part in a number of farm and social projects and encourages customers to give back to their communities. The Think Blend is roasted by Dallis Brothers and is a blend of Ethiopian, Brazilian, Nicaraguan, and Mexican beans and sells for $12 per 12-ounce bag.

Victrola Coffee Roasters, Seattle
Victrola Coffee Roasters opened in 2000 because they felt there was a lack of great coffee and great coffee shops. The year 2003 marked the beginning of the shop roasting its own coffees, and in 2007, Victrola opened a new location complete with a roaster and training facility. The roaster provides a number of single-origin coffees. The Empire Blend is $12.38 for a 12-ounce bag.

Zoka Coffee Roaster and Tea Company, Seattle
Zoka Coffee Roaster and Tea Company focuses on local community. From the customers to the farmers to the baristas, Zoka tries to create coffees that will be able to give back to every community it touches. The roaster offers some organic options and was a favorite in the Food & Wine coffee taste test. One of the magazine's favorite blends was the Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, which is $15.50 for one bag.

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-Madeline Monaco, The Daily Meal