Veteran-Owned Coffee Company
Sometimes great things come from the greatest amount of surprise! Brass Bullet Coffee Company now re-branded as Ricks Roasters Coffee Company started with four West Point classmates with a love for coffee!
Eric, Dan, Ben, Dana and our newest owner Dave came together with one purpose, to bring great coffee to our customers and provide community support to our various charities!
One of our most commonly asked questions is, "Are you Rick?"
No. The founder of Ricks Roasters is Sean Ricks, also a veteran, and USN retired. Sean sold the business to us in April 2019. He now resides in sunny Florida with his family. The foundations of his hard work still exists with the original Ricks Roasters specialty blends like: Four Horsemen, Bomber Blend, 442, and Senior Chief.
Do we grow our own coffee? Where do we source our beans?
The answer to the first question is no. However, we source our beans from all over the world. We have a handful of distributors we use to bring the highest quality coffee beans we can find with unique tastes and growing techniques. We also have a number of farm direct relationships:
Cafe Tio Conejo - a small family owned farm in Columbia. The small village of Vereda Santa Rita Manizales, Caladas is nestled in the mountains offer a variety of high quality estate grown beans using a combination of tradition and the latest science in coffee production.
Cafe Del Cerro - owned by the Enoc Flores from Quebradas, Honduras, Cafe Del Cerro offers a variety of coffee grown and tended by the Flores family. The unique relationship we have with this farm takes out the middle man, we buy farm direct from Enoc who has been a coffee farmer since the age of 8 years old!
Do we roast our beans?
Yes! We have a large 50 lb Amex Roaster we have lovingly named Christine! Christine offers a variety of temperature control options. It makes roasting your favorite coffee a dream because it is fully automated to ensure the perfect roast every time.