Tips from Montana’s Roasters for a Fantastic “Cup of Joe”

When you want a delicious cup of Joe, do you know what to look for in a great coffee shop in Billings and around the world? While it may be a habit to visit the drive-thru at your favorite chain store, you could be missing out on a much better experience somewhere else… at a lower cost. To find out, check out our…

5 Tips For Finding a Great Coffee Shop

1. What’s the atmosphere like?

As soon as you walk into a coffee shop, you should feel welcome and ready to sit down and relax, chat with friends or just spend some quiet time by yourself. If you don’t get a warm welcome when you arrive, and feel rushed to leave, go elsewhere! The owners of good coffee shops want you to enjoy the smells, taste and entire experience.

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2. Do they offer fresh coffee beans from all over the world?

Coffee is harvested at different times of the year depending on where it comes from. Does your coffee shop sell various coffee beans from around of the world throughout the year? If not, they don’t know what they are doing. For the freshest tastes, it’s important to enjoy coffee beans at just the right time.Is the coffee from a sustainable farm?

Along with location, your coffee shop should let you know where their coffee comes from. At Rock Creek Coffee Roasters, we only purchase our coffee beans from sustainable farms that help the local people where it is harvested. We also look at their harvesting processes to ensure they are as environmentally friendly as possible.

3. Is the coffee from a sustainable farm?

Along with location, your coffee shop should let you know where their coffee comes from. At Rock Creek Coffee Roasters, we only purchase our coffee beans from sustainable farms that help the local people where it is harvested. We also look at their harvesting processes to ensure they are as environmentally friendly as possible.

Enjoy coffee from around the world at Rock Creek Coffee Roasters.

4. Are there experienced, coffee roasters on the premises?

The only way you will enjoy the perfect cup of coffee is if it prepared properly, and this starts with the roasting process. Top coffee shops have experienced roasters on location who know how to store, handle and roast coffee beans in just the right way to get the best possible taste from the coffee. If you visit a coffee shop without an experienced roaster on staff, you miss out on a truly delicious cup of coffee served to perfection!

5. Is it good coffee without a lot of fluff?

When you purchase a cup of coffee at your favorite shop, is it loaded with syrup, whipped cream and other toppings? This may be a sign that they are trying to cover up the true taste of the coffee. It may be low quality, stale or something else. If you want to test the quality of a coffee shop, try the coffee black without anything added. This way, you can really smell the coffee’s aroma and taste all of the nuances of the coffee bean.

Don’t Miss Out On a Delicious Coffee Experience!

If you haven’t visited a coffee shop that meets the criteria above, take the time to find one year you that does. You’ll be amazed at the difference! Plus, you’ll be able to try various kinds of coffee from around the world and experience different flavors, smells, acidities, and more alone or with your favorite meals.

To learn how to find a great coffee shop in your area, please contact us for insights or try some of our favorite coffees here.