Road Recovery Coffee

Regular price $14.00
Road Recovery
We’re Road Recovery-- an entertainment industry-driven non-profit that teaches life skills to young people through after-school creative programs. We’re mentors, professionals in the music, arts, and other creative industries with a simple mission: to empower young people to identify, express and amplify their voices in hopes of positively impacting themselves and a greater audience.

For almost 25 years as an entertainment industry driven non-profit, we’re especially grateful for the amazing partnerships we have gained from our board members and fellow industry supporters. One of which is Fred Schneider, of one of the world’s greatest party band, The B-52s.

Year after year, Fred has continued to show up for our amazing young people; sharing his personal and professional life experiences, inviting our youth to experience The B-52’s live onstage, graciously performing at Road Recovery fundraising events, and creatively, joining forces with our youth to co-write and record the song “Outer Space,” released on our Spotify!

In addition to our common goal of helping young people, we also share with Fred something else… a love of good coffee!

So… we’ve partnered with Fred Schneider and his company, Breyting to launch our own brand of coffee called “Outer Space Blend”, an homage to the song that Fred recorded with our youth house band, TYPE II.

We hope you enjoy the smooth rich taste of Road Recovery’s Outer Space Blend, a Kaossilator mix of Soupy Sales meets Sci Fi with a heaping of Mars, Stars, and Uranus tossed in! (burp)

“I’ve experienced first-hand how the members of Road Recovery have successfully overcome destructive energies and have been able to channel their energies into true musical talents.”

– Fred Schneider,  B-52’s

Our cause coffees are available in three roast levels, and one decaf.

Light roast = (Africa) Delicate, winey, and floral
Medium roast = (South America) Organic, naturally sweet and clean, with a smooth nutty finish
Dark roast = (Southeast Asia) Bold, earthy, herbal, and spicy
Decaf Swiss Water® processed = Organic, rich, and smooth

To learn more about Breyting coffees, click down below.

Our light roast features high-altitude 1800 +MASL (meters above mean sea level) coffees from Africa: including Ethiopia, the Ivory Coast, Kenya, and Rwanda. The roasting style leans toward a shorter overall process, more delicate flavor development, and a drop temperature of 405-420 degrees. The process preserves much of the coffee’s natural sweetness, floral complexity, and creamy body, rendering a crisp, juicy cup that can be happily enjoyed with nothing added. 

Our medium roast features medium-to-high altitude coffees from South America and Mesoamerica: including Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru. Medium altitude coffees tend to grow faster, and have larger, less-dense seeds, and feature a more immediate flavor profile. We generally find the sweet spot to be a medium length roasting technique, dropping at 425-435 degrees. The process highlights spice notes, artisanal chocolate, and hints of baked fruit—along with a smooth, long, nutty finish to the cup. The MEDIUM also works remarkably well as a shot of espresso.

Our dark roasts are coffees from Southeast Asia, predominantly East Timor and Indonesia. Many areas in this region, especially the islands of Sumatra and Sulawesi, employ a signature processing technique called Giling Basah (or “wet hull”) to de-pulp the coffee cherries, resulting in a robust, earthy, full-bodied flavor with less acidity and sweetness. Roasting these coffees longer and darker tends to make them peak in complexity and really come into their own. We generally roast coffees from this region for 13-14 minutes with a drop temperature of 440-450 degrees.

Our decaf features only Swiss Water Processed (SWP) coffee beans, which uses no chemicals of any kind and leaves only trace elements of caffeine in the coffee. We roast our decaf to a medium/dark roast level with the same care and attention to detail as all of our coffees.