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morning bell coffee roasters  We select and roast truly outstanding coffees. Shipping everywhere in the USA. Wholesale/retail. Open 7am to 5pm daily at 111 Main Street, Ames, Iowa.

New crop coffee from Selva Negra Estate in Nicaragua will be hitting this weekend, available by the bag or by the cup! Selva Negra is our longest running direct trade relationship, we've been buying directly from the family since 2011. This picture was taken of Nadav trying out the rake at the drying platforms outside their dry mill when we visited the farm in 2013. Look for balance, brightness and the famous butterscotch note in the cup.

@Luke_coleman_17 thanks for visiting and posting this great pic of our bar :)

New crop EA Decaf from Colombia just hit today! Its juicy, balanced and delicious. If you haven't tried our decaf before, you'll be in for a surprise. Decaffeinated using ethyl acetate (EA) naturally derived, a byproduct of molasses manufacturing. Spoiler alert - it actually tastes like good coffee you want to drink.

New direct trade coffee on the wall today and featured this weekend! Check out the new Legacy Farms hard fermentation honey process. Super bright with juicy apricot and white peach flavor, with nice yeasty wild fermentation background notes. Available in the shop this weekend, and online starting today. Check it out!

Cool off with a nitro latte!
We blend our nitro cold brew with your choice of milk and optional @lockwoodcafe syrups. It's a fabulous cold drink!

New direct-trade coffee delivered by the coffee farmers themselves! Ashley and his son John from Legacy Farms in Cerro Bueno, Honduras delivered coffee for us today. We got some experimental fermentation honey process, it is going to be fruity! Look for it on the shelf and online store soon. .
As a side-note, the only coffees we call direct trade are those where we buy direct from the coffee farmers themselves. We have lots of other coffees we buy through a variety of sources, some more direct than others. The goal is to always buy ridiculously good greens and lovingly roast them.

We believe coffee education should start early.
Thanks @saigems85 for posting this pic of one of our special young regulars, Natalie, getting a lesson in Hario pourover brewing.

This weekend we are featuring two fresh crop coffees from Guatemala with completely different cup characteristics! Finca Nueva Grenada from San Marcos (chocolate bomb, sweet and big-bodied) and Finca Urias from Antigua (intense acidity, honeysuckle and jasmine floral notes).
We are doing flights of these, with the third cup of the flight either a flash blend of the two, or a single-origin espresso shot of either option. Taste the rainbow!

New rad art up in our hallway from @shannons_sketchfest! Lively, colorful and serious with a light touch. Check it out!

Thanks for the love @amesfoodie!

Happy 4th! We will be open normal hours, 7 am to 5 pm.
Ben Franklin has a quote attributed to him which might offer a glimpse of what coffee was like in colonial times --"if this is coffee, please bring me tea. If this is tea, please bring me coffee".

New art from @kristinmroach is up in our main gallery! This whole series is made from junk mail, with the goal of bringing awareness of the habitat loss these migrating birds of are up against.
Kristin and Jason (pictured in unison) are also co-owners and operators of the inimitable @littlewoodsherbal, and we carry several of their teas in our shop. We are so excited to have this work on our walls!

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