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.
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 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!
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.
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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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."Read More
"At Amateur Coffee Parlor, the first retail outlet opened by Omaha-based roaster Amateur Coffee earlier this year, the company roasts on site and offers an exclusively vegan menu of pastries, waffles and “alternative” milks for coffee drinks. The reception, according to owners Jasmyn and Jacob Wichert, has been consistently enthusiastic."Read More
Amateur (n.) – The enthusiast who pursues their work in the spirit of love. In French, the word means “lover of”.