Coffee Roasting

Roasting coffee is a passion and at the core of what Tierra Mia Coffee offers to our customers on a daily basis.  Tierra Mia Coffee purchases only choice, micro lot coffees in order to offer in our stores the absolute best tasting and highest quality coffee in the world.  The coffees arrive to us green and unroasted and we apply highly analytical and rigorous roast practices to bring out the best flavors of each bean.  But roasting coffee is both a science and an art, and our passionate roasting group works to bring you the best in each roast.   

Because we purchase micro lot coffees, Tierra Mia Coffee pays some of the highest prices in the coffee industry, usually 100% and sometimes 400% above fair trade price levels.  The higher prices that we pay allows our farmers to achieve higher incomes, reinvest in best practices at the farm level, and create a level of sustainability that benefits the farmer and his family.  In turn, by creating sustainability at the farm level, we ensure that in years to come the coffee that Tierra Mia Coffee customers taste improves and only gets better through every harvest.

Tierra Mia Coffee's vintage 1957 German Probat LG roaster.

Green coffee drying in parchment on raised beds in Marcala, Honduras.

Tierra Mia Coffee's twin German Probat roasters, Seabiscuit and Sofia.

Tierra Mia Coffee's 1956 Probat 3 barrel sample roaster.


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Chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive toxicity, including acrylamide, are present in coffee, baked goods and other food and beverages sold at Tierra Mia Coffee. Acrylamide results from the cooking or browning of foods, such as when coffee beans are roasted or pastries are baked. As a result acrylamide is present in our brewed coffee, coffee beans, beverages and baked goods.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other health and scientific organizations continue to study the prevalence of acrylamide in food, its formation during cooking, its effect on health, and cooking methods that can reduce acrylamide levels in foods. The FDA has not advised the public to stop eating foods that contain acrylamide. Your personal cancer risk is affected by a wide variety of factors. Views from the Federal Drug Administration can be found at, and information regarding acrylamide and Proposition 65 can be found at