How is Roast Umber coffee different than other coffees and coffee brands?
Roast Umber selected Robin Guitierez’s coffee from Huehuetenango, Guatemala because of the high quality and the ability to please the broadest range of coffee drinkers. We do direct trade and work with our partner to deliver the best product to our customers.
Is Roast Umber coffee a light, medium, or dark roast?
Roast Umber roasts green coffee beans to a profile that shows off the product's natural characteristics and flavor. While we don’t like to think of roasting being more important than the natural ingredients, some would consider it a light to medium roast.
What brew methods do you recommend?
Different brew methods bring out different qualities, and we encourage you to try Roast Umber in the way you best enjoy coffee. We love it for pour overs, brewed in drip machines, used in espresso makers, and made in a French Press.
What water to coffee ground ratio do you recommend/how much grounds should I use?
A general rule of thumb is to use 1 part coffee to 16 parts water or 1:16. Your grind size and brew method may vary depending on your preferences but we recommend starting with a 1:16 ratio to begin.
Can I use my automatic brewer to brew Roast Umber coffee?
Absolutely! In fact you can select ‘ground’ on our website and we send a bag filled with delicious coffee already pre-ground for a general automatic brewer.
Can I brew Roast Umber coffee in an espresso machine?
Yes. A common misconception is that espresso is a particular bean or roast. It is a way of extracting from the bean using high heat and pressure. Our bean can be used in any espresso machine.
How should I store my coffee (in the bag, another container)?
Coffee is best kept in a cool and dry place with limited exposure to air. If you are transporting coffee in your car we recommend using a cooler or other insulated container to reduce extreme fluctuations in temperature.
Is it ok to freeze my coffee?
We think so! We do it all the time.
How long are the grounds/beans good for?
Post-roast coffee flavor changes over time. Often fresh coffee can be too intense for some, while 1 month off roast may be too mild for others. When coffee is stored properly it will become less flavorful, like a crouton.
Does Roast Umber coffee have more caffeine than other coffees?
No. It is an average amount of caffeine for coffee, or about 90mg of caffeine in an 8oz cup.
Is Roast Umber coffee certified Organic?
While Roast Umber coffee is not certified organic, we work with small family farms that focus on quality by caring for the environment & soil.
Nitro Cold Brew
What is Nitro Cold Brew?
Nitro stands for Nitrogen, a gas that is used in beverages like Guinness beer. We infuse nitrogen into cold-brewed coffee when we create the product and it absorbs into the liquid. The characteristics of nitrogen that you will notice are the smooth texture and natural sweetness (making it a great choice for people who like a little sugar or honey in their coffee).
What is the best way to drink the nitro cold brew?
Take It, Shake It, Make It
We recommend you shake the Nitro Cold Brew vigorously before opening it. This allows the gas in the liquid to 'activate' its natural properties. Drink it in a kayak, at the playground, or anywhere that makes you happy.
Check out our blog for more info!
Purchasing, Shipping, and Returns
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, Discover, Elo and Diners Club debit and credit cards. We also accept payment through PayPal, Shop Pay, Google Pay, and Apple Pay. Please note that these options may not all be available for subscription orders.
How soon can I expect my coffee to arrive?
We want to provide you with the freshest coffee, so we try to ship your order as quickly as possible. We generally ship most orders within about 2-3 business days. We ship using multiple carriers, but generally orders should arrive within about 1-5 days of shipping.
How do I know when my coffee will arrive?
Once we prepare your order for shipment, you will receive an email to the address you provide at checkout with a tracking number. This will provide more accurate information on when you will receive your order.
Can I return my bag of coffee?
How do I sign up for a subscription?
When viewing any of our products, if it is eligible for a subscription you will see an option to select “Subscribe & save.” When this option is selected, a dropdown will appear to select the frequency of your subscription order. Select any product details necessary and checkout. You will receive an email before your subscription renewal, then it will automatically charge and ship based on the frequency you select.
How do I change my subscription?
The easiest way to manage your subscription and see upcoming orders is to create an account. Otherwise follow the link in a previous email to manage your subscription and use the one time password option to log in. Once logged in, it will show your order history, and will have a Manage Subscriptions option. Under Manage Subscriptions you will be able to see what products you have and the frequency, you can add products, or manage your order. If you have any issues adjusting your order, email us at email@example.com and we would be happy to help!
How do I cancel my subscription?
In order to cancel your subscription, log into your account or follow the link in a subscription email to manage your subscription and use the one time password option to log in. Once logged in, it will show your order history, and will have a Manage Subscriptions option. Under Manage Subscriptions you will be able to see your subscription orders, and there should be a cancel option. Follow the prompts to cancel your subscription. If you have any issues adjusting your order, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to help!
I'm having some other trouble with my subscription.
Having issues with your subscription order? Send us an email at email@example.com and we would be happy to help!
What charities do you support and how much of each purchase goes to charity?
Our team is driven to give back to the communities we serve and to the world around us. For every purchase made, a portion of the profits goes to supporting the work of nonprofits. Check out our Giving Back page to see who we are currently supporting.
How does my tip get back to the farmer?
During the checkout process, there is an option to add a tip to your order. The money collected during this step is giving directly to the farmer. We pay these to the farmer periodically in a way that minimizes fees in order to maximize the proceeds to the farmer. To learn more about the farmer we are partnered with and to see just how much impact your tip can make, check out our blog post!
Do you have a wholesale program?
We do! We have helped a variety of organizations with coffee, equipment, recipe development, training, events, and more. Contact us and we will be in touch to discuss how we can best work together.
Do you offer training or have tips and tricks to brewing that you could do one on one or small group?
We do offer training opportunities, and we would be happy to talk about what options are preferred. Contact us and we will be in touch to discuss how we can best work together.