Ski The Whites Coffee Company
We came to coffee in a roundabout way. You know early mornings; the alarm sounds and you’re up to get after it. For us, this also means that a warm cup of coffee is consumed and, to be honest, that’s why we started to roast our own; a passion for big outdoor pursuits goes handedly with caffeine. Whether it’s to get up at 5am for a powder day in the winter, or going for that mid-summer hut traverse, we push the limits and we love our caffeine as it keeps us going.
We are two athletes with a taste for freshly roasted coffee who like to run, bike, ski, and hike through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It was on an early-season run through Evans Notch when we both agreed that it was time to begin roasting ourselves and to share the end result. After a few trial batches--and only one roaster fire--we felt confident that our product could be enjoyed by many.
We are pleased to offer a variety of single origin beans in addition to our blends, which are all hand-roasted at the shop on Main Street in Jackson, New Hampshire. We roast in small batches and maintain a roast-to-order policy ensuring that our roasting schedule will always deliver you the roasted coffee that is ideal in color, smell and flavor.
Offerings (ORDER HERE):
Costa Rican Naranjo Finca Gaia (Washed): We were excited to place an order for this bean before our distributor sold out! This super bright bean is best brewed as pour-over, but we’ve also enjoyed the bright clean tasting notes present in a pot of drip coffee as well. We hope you enjoy this bean, which is roasted on the lighter side to highlight the citrusy flavor profile (think grapefruit).
Husband and wife, Fernando and Angie Altmann, began growing coffee in 2015. They named their estate “Gaia,” which is the Greek ancestral deity for the mother of all earth. Through careful attention and farming practices, the Altmann’s have earned a reputation throughout Central America for producing quality coffee beans.
Ethiopian (Sidamo): This one is for the day off when it’s time to read the paper and take in the slow morning while relishing the nuances. We roasted this full-bodied bean to let you taste that smooth cup of coffee with subtle notes of ripe fruit and berry. We hope you enjoy this as much as we do on that much needed day of rest!
This bean is picked by farmers during the harvest season from October-January. Some of these beans are sent to the washing station in Aroresa, however, we chose to purchase a bean that was processed using the the natural drying process on raised sun beds. A fruit-forward cup of coffee that is sure to please both the light and dark roast fans in your household.
Guatemala (Antigua): Similar to the Costa Rican bean, this medium roasted Guatemala bean has some citrusy brighter tasting notes. However, the body of the coffee has hints of honey and syrup and we think this helps round out the tasting notes for those who like a bolder roast. Our Guatemalan bean will surely help to inspire the next adventure in the mountains as you sit down and sip a cup (or two) of this very well-balanced cup o’ joe!
This fully washed (60% bourbon & 40% Caturra varietal) bean was grown on the farm named "Iglesia" in the ancient city of Antigua. The rich volcanic soil adds deep earthy tones to this bean, which remind us of the Sumatra. However, the bright complexities make for a memorable cup of coffee whether it's prepared as drip or espresso.
Mexico Esmeralda Natural (Decaf): Savor the taste but don’t want the rush? This decaf is just for you!
This Esmeralda bean has been decaffeinated using an organic compound called Ethyl Acetate (EA). This method involves soaking the green, pre-roasted, beans in water to expand their size for caffeine extraction. The beans are then soaked in EA, which bonds the caffeine molecules and breaks them away from the bean. The beans are rinsed in water to remove any remaining bits of caffeine molecules. Ethyl Acetate is a naturally occurring organic compound found in fruits and vegetables that has been processed for coffee decaffeination. Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions on our decaf coffee!
Indonesian Sumatra (Rainforest Alliance certified) : Like most Indonesian beans, we’ve found that this is great roasted on the darker side and can be the perfect accompaniment to any camping adventure. Press it, steep, pour it, or soak it, this bean is bold, durable, and is up to meet the day ahead.
This semi-washed bean was grown in the Gayo Highlands regions of Indonesia on the Aceh collective. We've roasted this offering very dark to showcase it's bold chocolatey flavor, which holds up to milk and cream very well. It is currently the darkest roast we offer.
The FKT Shot Blend: Nothing like a big pot of drip to get you going for that sought after FKT! Then, after it’s over, pull a shot of afternoon espresso to help aid with that recovery. We've blended a rotating selection of medium roasted beans to make a full-bodied blend that can be great brewed for drip coffee or espresso.
Tucks After Dark Blend: Dark roast fans can rejoice! STW's newest offering is a blend--similar to a Moka Java--that is bold and flavorful, but also offers subtle sweeter notes. This blend is comprised of our Ethiopian arabica thoughtfully mixed with a dark roasted Indonesia Java Estate bean. These winter days, it doesn't take long before that sun drops down in the sky and the ravine is left in the dark, but this blend is the perfect motivator for that planned snowy mission!