Please expect an additional business day processing UPS orders during the holidays, November 23rd - January 3rd. UPS does not consider weekends or holidays in transit times. Freight orders will require two additional days to fulfill and there might be extended time in transit due to the carrier's holiday schedule. See Coffee Shrub holiday closure days here.

Coffee Shrub

Coffee is a multi-stemmed, gangly, awkward, diminutive shrub. Coffee Shrub is dimunitive too; a micro-seller of coffee serving shops that roast. We sell green coffee in batches that equal roughly a bit less than 1/2 or 3/4 of a traditional jute bag packaged in Grain-Pro lined bags, at either 50lbs. or 100lbs. You have the convenience of thorough, descriptive reviews as a starting point for your own tasting notes and also relevant information about the farms, including images that you can use to promote the coffee. Look over our coffees and see if any of these offerings would complement your current list.

Recent Coffee Additions

Balanced, demurara sugar, shortbread cookie, dark chocolate, toffee almond
Dark sugar, green apple, tarragon, roasted almond, cocoa
Dark brown sugar, coffee nib candy, hibiscus tea tartness, baking spices, bittersweet cocoa
Raspberry, blackberry, tropical fruits, syrupy sweet, fruited acidity
Unrefined sugars, raisin, baking spices, bodied, clean finish


For some of us, blending coffee is a regular part of our production schedule. Whether blending for espresso, drip or full immersion it calls for some thought and strategy. It can be a challenge to use coffees that are available in stock, choose new...

Ripe and Ready This is the time of year where it starts to get a little tougher to find a really stellar offering from Central America. A lot of the coffees landed months ago and depending on storage conditions, could've taken quite the...

Throwin' the Chain (10/08/14)
The back end of the roaster doesn't usually get the same amount of attention as the trier, bean temp thermocouples, cooling tray or chaff collector. Chains, belts, sprockets and grease aren't usually featured when we talk about the coffee we drink,...

1950s Probat B3 - Capable of consistency, this one sees daily use We are officially hitting the tail end of the busiest time of year for receiving samples in our cupping lab. It’s no secret that the bulk of our coffees come from Central America and...

Side by Side (09/24/14)
Danny recently roasted a washed and a dry processed coffee from the same washing station in Ethiopia and wrote a a post for the Sweet Maria's blog. After reading it, I was like, well shoot, I imagine that'd be pretty interesting to some shrub folks...

Recent comments

cayman060214 posted in The Quest M3 Coffee Roaster on 12/17/14
My first three batches I used about 150 grams by volume and used the MK Blend from Sweet Marias. The second batch went on a long roast cycle, tasted and smelled somewhat sour, and I never heard the first crack. But it was in the system about 22 minutes. I think I did not charge at the right temp or was not reading the amp guage right. Thanks for...(view)
ceschooley posted in Kenya Nyeri Giakanja AA on 12/16/14
Congrats on your excellent roast of this coffee Paul!!!(view)
ceschooley posted in The Quest M3 Coffee Roaster on 12/16/14
Hey there, here is a basic profile that I use. It would be helpful to know what coffee you were using as far as bringing out those specific characteristics. One thing to keep in mind is that the ambient temp will dramatically affect this roaster as there is no real insulation in the construction. All that said, based on the characteristics you're...(view)
cayman060214 posted in The Quest M3 Coffee Roaster on 12/15/14
Newbie here. So don't roast me! Pun intended. I just bought the Q3, and I roasted the first three batches the other night. The roast came out somewhat bitter or sour. One batch even smelled sour. I ran the Q3 on about 8.5 amps, .5 on the fan. The outside ambient temperature was about 40 degrees F. I could hear first (about 8 minutes) and second...(view)
Paulreizen posted in Kenya Nyeri Giakanja AA on 12/04/14
Just learned that our Giakanja was rated #20 in CoffeeReview's 30 best coffees of 2014. Thanks for sourcing this wonderful Kenyan! Paul - The WestBean  (view)