The Heart of Amateur Coffee


We are a Specialty Coffee Roasting Company + Vegan Coffee Parlor residing in the Joslyn Castle Neighborhood in Omaha, NE. Our desire is to exhibit delightful specialty coffees in a relatable manner while honoring our health, our planet, and animals’ rights through a vegan approach.

Specialty Coffee starts at the farm. The ripe specialty coffee cherries are a beautiful red.

SOURCING QUALITY COFFEE

Delicious roasted coffee starts with quality green specialty-grade coffee. We source from importers and producers who pay attention to the details, like picking only the ripest cherries and storing and transporting the coffee seeds properly to maintain their integrity. We value transparency, and share the stories of where our coffees come from.


Specialty coffee is roasted specifically to showcase that coffee's unique traits.

PERSONALITY-BASED ROASTING

Specialty Coffee is considered to be more complex than wine. Every coffee has its own trademark “personality”. We roast our coffees in small batches with the intention of showcasing their individual characteristics. For example, we’ve personally had coffees that naturally taste like candied flowers or butterscotch tobacco!


Specialty Coffee is about connecting people around the world.

BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER

Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world, after oil. Every cup has had a lot of work put into it by a large group of people, including Farmers, Processors, Importers, Roasters, and Baristas. It is an important part of the global economy, and ties many people together, including friends who meet over coffee.

Specialty coffee is roasted specifically to showcase that coffee's unique traits.

FOSTERING VEGAN VALUES

We believe the future is vegan, including the future of coffee. Acknowledging the torture that takes place to produce meat and dairy products and their negative effects on human health and the planet, we choose to use our platform as small business owners to encourage the consumption of vegan alternatives.


 

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Shop Our Seasonal Coffees

This specialty coffee is our House Blend. It is a carefully measured combination of our seasonal coffee offerings. We intentionally select coffees that balance and compliment each other in our own attempt at the “perfect cup”. This is a drawing of our house. We live here with our cats and often drink coffee in the same room as them. You too can drink coffee in your own house. Cats are optional.

House Blend


We call this specialty coffee Juice Box.

Juice Box


We call this specialty coffee Campfire. This coffee is of the Caturra variety. It was cultivated by Don Francisco at his farm, El Diamante, in Jinotega, Nicaragua. It was picked, depulped, and washed for a cleaner cup. We have roasted it to bring out its citrus sweetness and deep brown sugar notes. It has a warm and welcoming demeanor, reminiscent of a Thanksgiving dinner or a camping trip.

Campfire



We call this specialty coffee Affogato.

Affogato


This specialty coffee has been perfumed with Chai spices. We hermetically sealed our Nicaraguan Pacamara coffee with whole traditional chai tea spices for a while. The essential oils of Cinnamon, Clove, Cardamom, Fennel, Star Anise, Coriander, and Black Peppercorn were absorbed by the already fragrant and full-bodied coffee. We removed the spices and roasted the coffee with smiles on our faces.

Perfumed Chai Spice


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Nightcap | Decaf



 

As Seen in Daily Coffee News

"A married couple with complementary skill sets in craft coffee and independent marketing has launched Amateur Coffee in Omaha, Neb., a roastery combining a range of single origins and blends with fresh, creative branding that centers around names that appeal to the senses and original, hand-drawn art."

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Amateur (n.) – The enthusiast who pursues their work in the spirit of love. In French, the word means “lover of”.