What's In A Name

When we first decided to formalize our coffee roasting efforts, I wanted to convey an old world sense of quality and attention to detail. I came up with an amazing name "Il Torrefattore" - Italian for "The Coffee Roaster". I was proud of my ingenuity and promptly bought the domain - which suprisingly was available... For 2 days I reveled in my "win", but after about the 30th attempt to spell our website to my friends, I realized the only traffic we would get would be coming from Italy. Fortunately, my wife and partner in business was much more pragmatic and insightful - Picky Bean was borne from her genius inspired by a poster that still holds a place of honor above our roaster. Our dedication to "Old World Traditions" is still our top priority - we encourage all our customers to "Be Picky", don't settle for less from us or anyone else.

I had my first cup of your 6:41 Espresso Blend (Vienna roast) yesterday… the last time that I had coffee that good was in Italy almost ten years ago.  The coffee seems as if it’s “alive” with flavors waking up areas of my palette that have been dormant since Italy.  Thanks for crafting your coffee beans in a way that has revived my passion for coffee!

Jaques in Superior

Very smooth, rich and well balanced brew with nice nuttiness.  Toffee and a touch of vanilla in the finish....excellent.

David in Castle Pines

Costa Rica La Loma is incredible with an Aeropress.  It really brings validity to getting your coffee as fresh as possible.  I love the Vienna with enhanced candies.  The enhanced candies stand out nicely with the Aeropress.  Making an upside down Aeropress and steeping it more like a French Press makes this bean even more outstanding.  Kudos on a great roast!

Ryan in Boulder

I have been ordering the El Salvadoran Finca Siberia Bourbon, and recently tried the Christmas blend.  They have outdone themselves with flavor and smoothness on this one.  This is a must try!

Karen in Superior

The Columbia is a great morning coffee - very smooth with a rich finish.  This isn't bitter at all, and certainly won't punch you in the mouth with charred regret.

Morgan in Longmont

This Is Decaf?

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