We specialize in small-batch roasting to bring the freshest coffee-drinking experience to you! We generally roast to order, so depending on how busy we are, you’re coffee will usually be shipped either the day it is roasted or the day after. We also believe in marking each bag with the Roast Date so you know just how fresh your coffee is.
We have also added a new line of products to the website – Airscape coffee storage containers, cups, and a rock-solid french press all featuring the HRC logo. The kilo and 16 oz containers are great for bean storage (and both come filled with fresh-roasted coffee of your choice on your first order!). The small 4oz container is perfect for an extra dose of coffee to take along with the french press on a hike or kayak trip (we’re not the only one who doesn’t leave the house with a way to make more coffee, are we?). We’ve used Airscape containers for several years and are super happy to be able to share them with you all too.
A little bit about us
Heart Rock Coffee is a combination of our two favorite things: collecting heart-shaped rocks from around the world on our travels and drinking the freshest coffee we can get our hands on. For us, that means roasting our own coffee. We started roasting for ourselves several years ago and that led to roasting for family and friends – and then more friends – and more friends….
After 24 years bouncing around the globe from one assignment to another, we have settled into post military retirement in the beautiful “Driftless” region of Southeast Minnesota. We’ve found our own little slice of heaven out here in the country just a few miles away from the Mississippi River (as the eagle flies), where we see deer, turkeys, coyotes, and eagles on a daily basis.
We restarted Heart Rock Coffee in a converted a garage on our property. However, we have purchased and moved into 111 W. Main in Spring Grove in 2021 to expand our roasting options and create a retail space for folks to stop in and try our different coffees. We had a blast renovating a pair of buildings build originally in the 1880s. We’ve had a blast learning the history of these now joined buildings, which we still share with the Bluff Country Artist’s Gallery.
Tricia roasts on a Mill City 1kg roaster, which has proven to be a wonderful machine. With the small machine, she’s able to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the roasting process much more than on a larger machine. She tracks each roast electronically for consistency, but has complete manual control of all of the roasting variables (heat, air flow, drum speed). We’ve added a 10kg Ozturkbey roaster, but are still refurbishing it before we bring it online.
We buy our green beens from some wonderful companies who are focused on sustainability and fair practices and prices for the entire supply chain from crop to cup. We only buy 100% Arabia specialty-grade coffee from our trusted sources so we can offer the highest quality product to you. We may not always have the same inventory because although we have some ‘regulars’ we buy, we really enjoy trying out a variety of coffees ourself, so buy and sell small quantities of unique coffees to meet everyone’s interest.
We roast anywhere from 4-5 days per week. Our batches are small, prepared to order and usually delivered fresh to your doorstep within 72 hours of roasting.