Zero Prophet Coffee LLC
Zero Prophet Coffee is a micro-roaster in Washington CT, providing coffee to friends since ’07 and selling in the marketplace since 2014. Our mission is to elevate your experience of coffee to the highest level, and keep it there. Our part in that is the roast. We find the best coffees available and experiment until we've found the optimum roast for each bean. We believe in variety and regularly experiment with new beans, by choice and out of necessity because of harvest cycles. Roasting to order in small batches ensures that we provide an exceptional, fresh product that reflects our passion for coffee. All our coffee is shade-grown and fair-trade, organic, rain-forest, bird-friendly, or otherwise certified to be ethically farmed and sold to support the communities that bring you the best coffee possible.
We are grateful to Night Shift Brewing for creating Bean Porter with ZPC beans; Plum Brook Chocolate for creating classic coffee-infused and coffee-dusted chocolates w/Zero Prophet Coffee; Bees Knees Ice Pops for making terrific seasonal coffee pops; and Litchfield Distillery, where coffee bourbon is made with a specially selected blend.
In addition to Vienna coffee-house style, we're influenced by copious espresso drinking in Italy, and by such stateside standards as Peet's. We did a summer job gig at Porto Rico Coffee on Bleecker Street back in the 80s and otherwise dropped so much $ over the years on micro and macro-roasters alike that the time finally came for some measure of self-control. This is it!
Notes on roasting
Each single varietal is roasted to order, and to the level that best suits the bean.
Vienna roast, typically just into second crack and equivalent to northern italian espresso, is our preferred house style. From lightest to darkest, these are the roast levels you will see in our list of coffees: light-->medium-->dark/Vienna (northern italian espresso)-->French (espresso napolitano).
Our coffee descriptions include notes about which coffee-making method best suits the blend or single-origin coffee. In addition to three foundation blends, we create seasonal blends according to inspiration, reflecting the particular character of whatever is in the house, and to match the needs of our customers.
For example: in January 2018, we created White Horse, a blend tailored for the excellent tavern of the same name in New Preston. This entirely Central & South American blend features notes of walnut and chocolate, with floral tones of orange and vanilla. We're proud to have supplied CT Table with coffee since its inception; and we regularly work with local partners to provide customers with the best coffee beans on the market.
If interested in developing a blend for wholesale purchase, we welcome inquiries by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the coffee roasted by Zero Prophet is Organic, Fair Trade, Rain Forest Alliance certified, Bird-Friendly, or Direct Trade/Farm Gate (these coffees come from farms that are too small to be certified but which have been visited and fully vetted by the importer). ZPC gets its green beans from Royal Coffee New York and The Coffee Shrub. There is a lot of information on the coffees ZPC roasts at those websites, and we welcome emailed inquiries about any of our beans. Note that our decaf is Mountain Water-Processed, a chemical-free method that results in a low-acid, delicious coffee.