Next up in our Featured Roaster spotlight is Kickapoo Coffee out of Viroqua, Wisconsin. Say whaaa? Funny name, serious Kickabutt coffee. I asked Barista, Katie Forster, if she had anyone in mind to feature for the upcoming slot. Without hesitation, she answered Kickapoo Coffee. Based on Wisconsin. No hesitation. Her hometown state. Done. I spent some time researching them, and liked everything about their program. Kickapoo was recently honored for the third year in a row at The Good Food Awards. They were awarded Micro Roaster of the Year in 2010 by Roast Magazine. They have a bunch of 90+ scores for their coffee. That made Kickapoo an easy choice to follow Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, another Micro Roaster of the Year award winner. Not to mention the name… oh so easy.
We will offer Kickapoo’s nuggets of goodness through various methods: AutoDrip, Pour-Over, retail purchase, and possibly as a Single Origin espresso offering. Stay tuned you S.O. Espresso dorks, stay tuned.