Our Light Roast is named for the Lakota word for "the people", which is representative of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe who once ruled and freely roamed the Black Hills where this delicious blend is roasted. This unique blend is comprised of 50% light Colombian beans and 50% light Ethiopian beans which are ethically sourced, roasted at 405-440 degrees with notes of Lemongrass and Hazelnuts. Pick up a bag or two or three today!
Our Roasting Process
Suspend the beans by roasting them on a bed of hot air called the fluid bed (the fluid bed is a vortex inside of the roasting chamber. The vortex allows each individual bean to be roasted evenly and to perfection.)
When the coffee beans pop and crack during air roasting, a skin on the beans called the chaff is blown away from the beans and into a separate chamber (this is important because if the chaff stayed on, it would burn and smoke, giving the coffee a somewhat bitter, smoky flavor that would mask the natural flavor of the specific bean)
The heat of air roasting is evenly distributed throughout the entire batch of coffee beans
Once the desired roast level is reached, digital controls cut off the heat source and trigger a cooling process
Coffee With a Mission
Chris and Angie Carey are the proud owners of Bristol Blends Coffee and Teas, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The Carey's moved to South Dakota from Minneapolis in 2014 in order to serve the Oglala Lakota Sioux people in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. Since then, the Carey's have helped lead a church in Pine Ridge Village where they taught Sunday School, worked with teens at Pine Ridge High School as well as helped meet the needs of single moms and families in need.
Bristol Blends Coffee and Teas was started as a way for our family to remain serving this beautiful community of people. Every dollar generated from our company helps support our family on the mission field. We understand that many companies sell "coffee", but few can match the unique flavors of our beans all while helping support a worthy cause!