The Nitty Gritty
- Price is for one person.
- Must show I.D. to redeem reservation.
- Tasting will only take place on designated dates and times. Please be sure to make note of the dates and make your reservations upon purchase.
There are some people in the world who insist life is more Zen and productive without coffee. We think those people are lying because, truly, there are few things in the world more beautiful, more life affirming, more necessary than coffee. The complexities from the green coffee bean to the roaster to the cup are something its drinkers should appreciate and understand; if only to agree that a can of Folgers should never be considered an acceptable substitute.
Atlanta’s Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters offers us some of the finest specialty coffee found in the world sourced ethically from coffee farmers who pride themselves on sustainable growing practices. Batdorf has been roasting this coffee right here on the Westside of Atlanta for 22 years. Never heard of them? Perhaps that's because, as Ambassador of All Things Batdorf Ren Doughty says, they've been "quietly not sucking for decades.” Ren will serve as your tour guide and really, if there’s ever been a person to turn a jaded chain store coffee addict into a dedicated sipper of only the freshest, locally roasted bean juice it’s this guy and his enthusiasm for all things coffee.
On the tour you’ll get the full experience, from burlap sack of green coffee to cast iron drum roasting to filling and sealing your own bag of beans you watched go into the vintage 1957 Probat Roaster! You’ll taste several different coffees, all you can drink, in fact. The tasting will highlight the depths of coffee—you’d never ask for ice cream flavored ice cream, and now you’ll know more than to assume coffee’s flavor is just coffee. With great knowledge comes great power, and you just might develop the power to kick the cream & sugar habit and begin enjoying flavors in your coffee you never noticed before. Your appreciation for the exotic notes found in exquisite coffee will seem truly magical.
Before you leave—and now that you’re a pro—you'll be able to bag your own pound of beans to take home with a limited-run Batdorf mug. Consider it your vessel of coffee perfection.