OUR ROOTS RUN AS DEEP AS OUR CUPS.
At Cycle Town our coffee is what motivates us, what moves us. With over 100 years of coffee experience crammed into every roast. We decided in 2013, to put our knowledge of coffee and love of the outdoors into one place…and Cycle Town Coffee Roasters was born.
Now that we are out in the open, we are passionate about sharing our coffee with anyone and everyone. Keeping up with everything we have jammed into one day is hard enough, but at least coffee will all ways be there to give us the jump start we need, So for whatever motivates you to get up in the morning, we hope to be a part of that daily ritual.
Portland has long been the center for the outsiders, the occult and the best underground coffee scene maybe, ever. So, we figured there was no better place to start Cycle Town then in the heart of coffee mecca and where biking is the preferred mode of transportation.
Product origin is a big deal and so we treat it like one. Sourcing coffee is a complicated process and sourcing quality products is even more difficult. We only source coffee from farms we have a relationship with. Everything we buy is 100% Arabica, and European Graded to classify it as the top 1% of coffee available in the world. There are a lot of coffee choices out there, but not every coffee is created equally. Ensuring that our farmer partners are well taken care of is in their best interests and ours. Making sure they can create a good living for not only themselves but for their community will ensure long-lasting relationships and amazing coffee for years to come. Visiting our partners throughout the world is the best part of what we do. Bringing their quality products to you to enjoy locally gives us a sense of doing their hard work justice.
THE GREEN WAY TO ROAST
Our mission to leave things better than we found them is an ongoing and ever changing process. As we learn of new ways and new opportunities to expand our green practices, we pounce. Our roasting process is one of those practices we have continued to develop and better over the years. One of our current roasting options is air roasting. We have fallen in love with this way of roasting our beans we so carefully source. With our air roasters, we can do small batches, lightning fast. This gives us the ability to roast to order even more effectively. How is this any greener than other ways of roasting? We’re glad you asked, let us explain. Air roasting uses clean, electrical power to heat the green coffee beans. The beans jump around inside a glass tube, which allows them to heat almost perfectly even. The bean has a very consistent roast color from the outside all the way to its center. This process creates a zero emissions environment, making it the cleanest way to roast coffee. This also gives us the ability to small batch roast on an extreme level. Each batch is selected, blended and roasted five or fewer pounds at a time. This helps us monitor each batch with precision and ensure its hand-crafted perfection.
We take great pride in the products we provide and the locations throughout the world from which we source them. Along with our Fair-Trade and Organic coffees, we have our own in-house monitoring process we use called Direct Trade. This process helps us to ensure our products are purchased from farmers and locations that are treated and paid fairly. We think the best way to ensure fair practices and quality beans is to monitor ourselves. We think the best way to make sure quality control is in play is to control our own quality.
SMALL-BATCH ROASTED COFFEE DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR
Great coffee is fresh coffee. Nothing we do sits around on a shelf waiting to be ordered. We hand roast and pack everything, as it’s ordered. This gives us the reassurance that you will enjoy the freshest product possible, and makes it so we can sleep at night. The last thing we want to do is wake up in a cold sweat wondering if one of our bags of coffee is not up to par.
With a combination of drum roasting and air roasting, we can do large or small batches of coffee. This helps us roast what we need and not have product laying around going stale. Coffee is a delicate process and we treat it as such. We are very choosy when it comes to the beans we use and the places they come from. We don’t put up with any crap when it comes to quality and processes, and neither should you.
SKIP THE SHOPS, BREW AT HOME
PICK HOW OFTEN | SELECT THE COFFEE | HAVE IT DELIVERED BY A KID ON A BIKE, (aka, a delivery guy).