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The Coffee Roaster


Welcome to The Coffee Roaster Online! Since 1995 we have been fresh roasting small batch, specialty coffee for the community of Lincoln Nebraska, and now, we want to share it with you! Our arabica beans our sourced from all over the world and feature flavors including but not limited to chocolate, nuts, fruit, herbs and roast profile. We are excited to share our passion for air roasting coffee with you! 

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The Coffee Roaster


Welcome to The Coffee Roaster Online! Since 1995 we have been fresh roasting small batch, specialty coffee for the community of Lincoln Nebraska, and now, we want to share it with you! Our arabica beans our sourced from all over the world and feature flavors including but not limited to chocolate, nuts, fruit, herbs and roast profile. We are excited to share our passion for air roasting coffee with you! 

an air roasting coffee company

roasting in lincoln nebraska for over 20 years


shop Our Coffee Selection

CITY  |  FULL CITY COMPLEX FLAVORS OF ORIGIN

CITY  |  FULL CITY
COMPLEX FLAVORS OF ORIGIN

VIENNA  |  FRENCH ROBUST ROAST PROFILE

VIENNA  |  FRENCH
ROBUST ROAST PROFILE

OUR BLENDS HARMONY OF SINGLE ORIGINS

OUR BLENDS
HARMONY OF SINGLE ORIGINS

WATER PROCESSED FULL FLAVOR - NO JITTERS

WATER PROCESSED
FULL FLAVOR - NO JITTERS


COFFEE DELIVERED MONTHLY

Freshly roasted / handcrafted / personalized

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History


In 1995, The Coffee Roaster opened it's doors to the community of Lincoln Nebraska. Gary, the owner, was frustrated that he couldn't find a good cup of coffee in the area, and he knew there was a better way to do it. He traveled to Portland Oregon where he met Michael Sivetz, owner and creator of the Sivetz air roaster. Gary perfected his craft and brought the air roasting technique back to Lincoln to eventually build quite the following of die hard, coffee lovers! To this day his passion for the craft runs deep, and it shines through with every sip you take. 

History


In 1995, The Coffee Roaster opened it's doors to the community of Lincoln Nebraska. Gary, the owner, was frustrated that he couldn't find a good cup of coffee in the area, and he knew there was a better way to do it. He traveled to Portland Oregon where he met Michael Sivetz, owner and creator of the Sivetz air roaster. Gary perfected his craft and brought the air roasting technique back to Lincoln to eventually build quite the following of die hard, coffee lovers! To this day his passion for the craft runs deep, and it shines through with every sip you take. 

our History

The coffee industry is known for being populated with eccentric personalities. In 1995, Gary Karnes, an eccentric in his own right, became frustrated with the bitter, inconsistent coffee available in and around his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. He decided to take matters into his own hands. Gary traveled to Corvallis, Oregon and under the guidance of Mr. Sivetz,  inventor of the air roaster, learned to craft the perfect roast. He brought this newfound knowledge and his entrepreneurial spirit back to Lincoln and opened The Coffee Roaster, Lincoln’s first air roasting facility. Since then he has been providing the people of Lincoln and surrounding areas with the opportunity to brew their own perfect cup using high quality beans. In 2014, Gary decided it was time to move on and pass his knowledge and passion along to his daughter, Sam, and her husband, Vince. Together they have rebranded the company and launched into the digital age! With a new vision and fresh ideas, Sam and Vince are now proudly providing coffee to happy customers throughout the United States, and will continue to do so until they too pass it along to the next generation.

Our Technique

Traditional roasting methods can sometimes leave a burnt, bitter aftertaste. This is why at The Coffee Roaster, we use Fluid Bed Technology to roast our consciously sourced beans. Using our ASHE air roaster, we fluidize the coffee beans in a stream of hot air. As they toss and turn, unwanted by-products (chaffe and undersized beans) are sucked into a collector and not burnt up in the roasting process, which is what leads to that burnt aftertaste. In addition, our roasting process is faster than a drum cylinder roaster. This means the oils that give coffee it's delicious and complex flavors are not reduced due to extended roasting times, and are instead retained inside our beans. Once the beans have finished roasting, they are dumped into a forced air cooling system. Here they are quickly cooled to prevent further roasting and are cool to the touch within minutes.

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Locations & Contact Info


All locations open Mon – Thu, 8am – 11pm & Fri – Sun, 11am – 11pm

Locations & Contact Info


All locations open Mon – Thu, 8am – 11pm & Fri – Sun, 11am – 11pm

Contact Us

5022 Old Cheney Rd. Suite 3
Lincoln, NE 68516
402-421-1122

Store Hours

Monday  -  9am - 6pm
Tuesday  -  9am - 6pm
Wednesday  -  9am - 6pm
Thursday  -  9am - 8pm
Friday  -  9am - 6pm
Saturday  -  9am - 4pm
Sunday  -  CLOSED

All other questions including wholesale inquires, please use the form on the right