"If I couldn't roast my own," says Old Crown's Michael Woodruff, "I don't think I would do this."
At Old Crown
, 3410 N. Anthony Blvd., the coffee is carefully chosen and roasted in small batches on site and in view of customers.
In business since 1999, Woodruff
and his wife, Jennifer Patterson, have taken great pride in offering customers the richest gourmet coffee experience they can.
then roasts them in small batches, about 25 pounds of coffee every 15 to 20 minutes.
The roasting determines the strength and taste of the coffee; the longer the beans are roasted, the stronger the flavor.Blends are then created by combining different coffees roasted in different ways. Woodruff
always keeps a fresh supply of his
most popular blends, including his
Ever the coffee purist, he
doesn't flavor his
coffee because he
says it dilutes the characteristics of the coffee.
"I consider myself a coffee educator," he
says."I believe you deserve to experience a better product.
"I'll put my coffee up against anyone any day of the week."
Customers can buy the roasted beans by the pound or batch, whole or ground to take home.In coming days, the coffeehouse will be introducing a light menu of sandwiches, soups and salads.