Zeke's Coffee of DC specializes in organic, fair trade, and sustainable Arabica beans, and we feature dozens of single-origin coffees from and create our own custom blends, roasting in 10 pound batches.
At Zeke’s, we use a fluid bed coffee roaster. Invented by Mike Sivetz, a physicist from Oregon in the 1970’s, fluid bed coffee roasters use hot air to create a fountain of coffee beans. This technique roasts more quickly and uniformly than a conventional drum roaster. We roast to temperature, giving us a more consistent product. Chaff escapes the roast chamber easily, leading to cleaner tasting coffee with more distinct regional flavors.
We roast in small batches. It guarantees freshness. It keeps us honest. Our roaster holds 12 pounds of coffee, compared to the 150 pounds that a standard roaster holds. Because of this, we put more time, more labor, and a little more of ourselves into each bean. You can taste the difference.
Zeke’s Coffee of DC is a small batch coffee roastery and coffee shop specializing in organic, fair trade, and sustainable Arabica beans.
We roast coffee fresh for retail and wholesale customers in The DC-metro area. We also roast in Baltimore, MD and Pittsburgh, PA.