Who are we?
Jackie was in her third year of Business school at Colorado State University when she started roasting. That summer Jackie purchased a 5 lb commercial coffee roaster and began taste-testing on friends and family. Eventually she began selling her various coffees at farmer’s markets where she gained a feel for the tastes that her customers preferred.
As winter set in, Jackie’s customers began requesting local shops to carry her products and the rest is well…history!
Within a year, Jackie had outgrown her 5-lb roaster. She now offers a more extensive list of coffees, and can be found in more stores—but you can still find her eagerly discussing her passion for coffee at many local farmer’s markets each summer.
Jackie is committed to environmentally-conscious and sustainably-sourced practices and offers a variety of coffees that are cooperatively grown, fair trade, organic and direct trade.
Jackie’s passion for high quality, great tasting coffee started this business venture. Many satisfied customers spreading the word has propelled Jackie’s Java to where it is today. We currently supply to specialty coffee shops, specialty stores, resorts, and home offices—accounts acquired without the use of traditional advertising.
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Why is Jackie’s Java Better?
Our passions for the finest coffee led Jackie to perfect our signature slow roasting process that heightens and accentuates your coffee’s natural flavors. Our “Post-Roast Blending” technique takes into account the specific origins of the bean and adjusts our roasting process to better accommodate each batch’s moisture and density, capturing the full pallet of flavors and accents.
Most coffee roasters roast upwards of 100 lbs per batch, which means they’re forced to mix the beans and then roast them all together. Jackie’s commitment to small, slow roasted batches and Post-Roast Blending makes Jackie’s Java distinctively different.
High Quality Section:
There are two main species of coffee that are cultivated today: Arabica and Robusta coffee. Robusta beans are grown at low altitudes on manmade plantations, and are harvested by machines that strip all of the coffee fruit from the trees at once as opposed to hand picking the ripe coffee and leaving the unripe fruit for the next week’s picking. These Robusta beans have twice the caffeine of Arabica, and produce an inferior tasting beverage. Robustas are what you can find on the bottom shelf at your local supermarket packaged in gallon-sized tin cans.
Arabica coffee, on the other hand, is grown at high altitude and always handpicked, with special attention to the proper maturation of the coffee “cherries,” in which the coffee seed lies. Arabica beans are lively and more flavorful, and can be delicate, sweet, earthy, or fruity tasting depending on environment and growing conditions.
Jackie’s Java deals directly with coffee farmers, ensuring the perfect blend of top-quality beans ripened to perfection. Jackie only imports 100% specialty grade Arabica coffee beans and our strict quality standards are only matched by the passion and sustainability of our producers.
Jackie’s Java is 100% customer-oriented. If you have a question, comment, or suggestion, please click Contact Jackie, where you will be connected directly to Jackie—the person who actually roasted your coffee—not a computer automated receptionist!
We give back:
We love our community and we love to give back! That’s why we make donations weekly to different organizations and non-profits in our community. We’ve been doing this for years, but we have never really talked about it. We thought our customers should get to know who we are donating to!
Why Purchase Specialty Coffee?
Quite simply, because it tastes better! Specialty grade coffee is richer and more flavorful then mass produced coffee. With greater attention to the source, growing conditions, and roasting process, specialty coffees offer a delicate complexity unmatched by mass produced blends. Starting with handpicked beans, great care is given throughout each step of the process, from growing, and harvesting the coffee to roasting, and blending it.
Follow the link below to learn more about our selection process, industry standards, and quality control, or explore the site for our current selection of Jackie’s Java of Fort Collins, Colorado’s specialty coffees.
* Specialty Coffee Association of America: http://scaa.org