The WestBean Coffee Roasters

San Diego, CA

A cup of coffee is beautiful in its simplicity. However the process from seed to cup is far from simple. It's an unbelievable result stemming from growing, farming, processing & sorting the fruit. Every step of the process will influence the end taste. By respecting the overall process and how the green coffee made it into our hands, we make it our responsibility to explore each varietal by diving deeper and deeper into the intricacies of the roasting process. It is only when the coffee is skillfully roasted, that it has a chance to be prepared at the highest level, crafting a great cup. To us a cup of black coffee is colorful and complex in its own way. At the WestBean we let our craft speak for itself.

 

Meet Our New Roaster!

Say hello to our little friend!

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Stormin’ Norman,” as he is known around the warehouse, is our new roaster. Named after Paul’s father, a big man with an even bigger personality, this small-batch roaster helps us crank out coffee big in flavor and body! What’s even cooler about Stormin’ Norman is the fact that he is sporting a first-of-its-kind environmentally friendly pollution-control system that uses pressurized water to control smoke from the roaster instead of an afterburner. Afterburners burn off smoke and operate at 1,200-1,400F, using a lot of gas and superheating the environment. Come visit us and see Stormin’ Norman in action!