Raven's Brew Coffee - Deadman's Reach Organic Whole Bean Coffee - 12 oz (340g)
Raven's Brew Coffee Deadman's Reach Organic Whole Bean Coffee is a high-speed blend with a sweet bite. Deadman Reach is a shoal along Baranof Island in Peril Strait in the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska. Raven's Brew thought Deadman's Reach sounded like coffee and were inspired to design this special high-speed blend of very rare coffees for:
Jump-starting your mornings, long-haul trucking, cramming for exams, winning races, inspiring great ideas and noble emotions, graveyard shifts, deadlines, states of pure bliss and intense coffee pleasure.
Revitalize your lifestyle and resurrect your palate with Deadman's Reach Organic Whole Bean Coffee. Suitably brewed by any method: drip, French press, or espresso. Raven's Brew Deadman's Reach Organic Ground Coffee produces an outstanding crema and punches through a tall latte with dense coffee flavor.
Raven's Brew Organic Coffees
Organic coffees have been farmed and processed without the use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or other synthetic chemicals. Their roasteries are certified by the Washington Department of Agriculture. Enlighten your senses! Their line of Certified Organic Coffees is comprised of eight unique Raven's Brew proprietary blends.
Raven's Brew creates their coffees in special state of the art convection roasters. "Once-through" air roasting instantly whisks away undesirable gasses, smoke and chaff, and produces superior flavor development. Raven's Brew Coffee is unique in its clean, rich and mild taste, with a fragrance and aroma which will astound you. Raven's Brew Coffee is 100% owner operated, ensuring absolute dedication to ultimate coffee quality. Raven's Brew Coffee is neither business nor coffee as usual. They roast in small batches with every batch being a labor of love.
At Raven's Brew Coffee, they are dedicated to coffee quality, sustainability and culture. They use shade-grown, organic and naturally-processed coffee beans in most of their blends, and support small family growers through their buying practices. They participate in renewable energy and environmental conservation programs as an act of love for this small blue planet.
Raven's Brew Coffee is purchasing enough renewable energy to green 100% of the electricity used to power their Tumwater Roasting facility.
The Raven's Brew Story
Long ago, far away, in a seascape of countless islands shrouded in mist and robed in dense forests, Raven’s Brew Coffee came into being. This place was the legendary Alexander Archipelago, also known as Southeast Alaska. The exact locale was the small and isolated town of Ketchikan, the rainiest inhabited place in North America. If there was anything to match the quantity of rain there, it was the number of trees, fish, ravens and the unfathomable, unquenchable craving of the local human denizens for rich and strong, hot, steaming, soul-warming coffee. Nothing excited their senses more than a proper cup of coffee and that coffee was Raven’s Brew. Its perfect balance engendered social harmony. Its freshness and purity matched the intense beauty of the natural setting. Its heat was the satisfying antidote to rain-drenched conditions, and it accentuated perfectly the sunny days.
No wonder that it was Raven who brought the gift of the ultimate elixir. It had been Raven who, in eons past, brought the gift of the sun to light the sky of the first peoples of that land. Now he brought the brew that lit the soul, and it was so welcomed that it soon spread all over Alaska and throughout the continent and even across the seas.
And there you have it, slightly mythologized and zoomorphed, but essentially the story of the Real Alaskan Coffee For Real Alaskans And Their Real Alaskan Friends. It is a story that continues to be driven by a fanatical love of coffee, coffee lore, coffee quality, and rare coffees. We are a company that strives to offer only coffees that will be an enlightening experience for the customer, and fair and just for the small producers of our unique coffees.
Raven’s Brew is now roasted not only in Alaska, but also stateside in Tumwater Washington, to better serve that vast market from a roastery that is identical to the original.
Raven's Brew History
Raven's Brew Coffee began with single-minded enthusiasm for the world's best coffee, to a town deeply in need of a fresh hot cup: Ketchikan, Alaska (average annual rainfall 152 inches – more recently noted for "The Bridge to Nowhere"). The founder, Michael Beech, wanted the presentation of the coffee to be as much like the experience of the coffee as possible and teamed up with local artist extraordinaire, Ray Troll, to design a logo. Ray, in the grip of inspired madness, created a Raven rising, like a phoenix, from a steaming cup of coffee.
Armed with a black and white logo printed on stickers, a few hundred pounds of green coffee and an 8 pound (maximum load) electric fluid-bed roaster purchased from coffee roasting visionary Michael Sivetz, Raven's Brew began roasting coffee in a friend's garage in September of 1992. The coffee was sold to a few discriminating local retailers.
In December of that fateful year, at the height of the coffee season, an article about Raven's Brew was published in the Ketchikan Daily News. This helped boost the sale of coffee but also brought the new operation to the attention of a local DEC official (Department of Environmental Conservation which operates as the health department in Alaska). The official paid a visit to the "roastery" and promptly issued orders to shut the operation down.
Unfortunately, the reasons for shutting down the business, while having little to do with actual health risks, had everything to do with the need for (unavailable) city services, thus precipitating a move out of the garage and into town with the additional burden of paying rent.
They were producing magic beans out of their original location in the garage: The perfume was heavenly, the profile clean and complex with great depth of flavor.
Their new (officially-sanctioned) location was an old converted bunkhouse formerly used by the fish packing industry on the outskirts of downtown Ketchikan. They were shocked to find that the coffee that was produced at this new location, while not bad, was not Raven's Brew Coffee. It lacked the depth and complexity that they loved. The proper electrical current was simply ruining the coffee.
A crude and flamboyant contraption (no less than twice bursting into flames), affectionately referred to as the Death Trap, was created to reduce the current going to the electric roaster. Eventually, through trial and error, they were able to replicate the same awesome coffee that was produced from our first location.
The Death Trap was soon replaced by a more respectable custom-made transformer. Business grew. More space was needed and they moved to their third and current location in Ketchikan. They continued their quest to provide the most thoroughly-awesome-coffee-in-the-universe to the denizens of planet Earth (a quest which continues to this day), eventually opening a roastery in Tumwater, WA.