If you're looking for fresh roasted, whole bean coffee, that's smooth as silk, meticulously selected for its robust and sophisticated flavor, and shipped the same day, then you're in the right place. Great coffee starts with world-class beans, so check out our beans section below.

A vast majority of industrial coffee companies burn the snot out of their beans. Not us. Low-n-slow is best. So, check out our roasting section below. Lastly, we're obsessed with keeping your beans super fresh. If you too are looking for super fresh roasted coffee, then you'll want to read that section below.

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Coffee Worth Dreaming About

Our goal isn't to just offer you fresh roasted whole bean coffee. No. Our goal is to offer you a coffee experience unlike anything you've ever experienced. What kind of experience?

…imagine taking a few minutes out of your hectic life for a soul satisfyingly smooth cup of coffee. You might be in your car, at work, or at home, but this time is for you, when your mind calms, your breath steadies, you relax, and say, "Ahhhh… that's good. That's reeeeal good".

It's almost like the worries of life recede and your world shrinks to just you and that cup of coffee. And for a few minutes, everything in your life seems to be in place.

Now that's what we're after. If you are too, then check out our "Reviews" page and keep reading.

World's Smoothest Beans

Great coffee starts with great coffee beans. Yet, most coffee roasters never taste test the beans that they buy. Not here. Each year, Alisha and I taste test over 2 dozen samples of beans. Why do we go through all this effort to select just one bean?  Because we want the best.

We've tasted coffee from just about every coffee growing country in the world. When it comes to the smoothest beans (non-bitter) with unparalleled flavor, we absolutely love Costa Rican coffee, specifically from the Tarrazu region. 

Coffee Smell Test

Our Costa Rican Tarrazu beans are high altitude, shade grown, hand picked, mountain water washed, sun dried, and carefully hand sorted by small, single-source, Costa Rican, farmers. Costa Rica Tarrazu is our only source of beans.

Low-n-Slow Roasting

Large industrial coffee roasters burn the snot out of their beans by roasting hot-n-fast. Italian roast, French Roast, Espresso Roast, and the like, are in reality just different shades of burnt.

Quite the opposite, I roast the old fashion way; low-n-slow; gently bringing our beans to a beautiful light, medium, or barely-dark color. This low-n-slow roasting method preserves as much of the bean's natural oils as possible, giving your beans a rich, super smooth, and naturally sweet flavor with prominent notes of chocolate and nut.

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Russell Roasting

With only one bean, all you have to do is choose your roast; Delectable Dark, Majestic Medium, or White Lightning.  And yes, we also have the best Decaf and Espresso that you're likely to find anywhere.

Roasted & Shipped the Same Day

Lake City Coffee

Here's a little known fact.  All roasted coffee starts going stale within hours of roasting. Unfortunately, a vast majority of the coffee sold in the U.S. has been sitting in warehouses or on store shelves for months if not years, all the while being exposed to the air. Don't be fooled with most coffee bag's fake one-way valves. They don't work and we don't use them.

Preppers have known for years that oxygen is the enemy of freshness. If you get rid of the oxygen, then your food will stay relatively fresh for years if not decades. The easiest way to eliminate oxygen is to use oxygen absorber packets.

Along with our, still warm from roasting beans, we place an oxygen absorber in the bottom of your double heat sealed, air-tight, zipper resealable bags. Thus, locking in the beans' natural oils, which contain all the bioflavonoids, antioxidants, caffeine, aroma, and flavor.

We measure freshness in hours, not months. From our roaster to your table in 24-72 hours. Your coffee is still warm when I put it in the shipping box. When coffee is this fresh, you can taste a HUGE difference.

Brewing Awesomely Smooth Coffee

Picking the right beans and roasting them to perfection is only 50% of the great-cup-of-coffee equation. The other 50% is in the brewing. Alisha and I will teach you how to brew up a cup of coffee that your Great-Grandmother would be proud of.

I've spent the last decade trying every kind of coffee brewing technique imaginable and trying to perfect each of those brewing methods.

The details of my experimentation and conclusions can be found in my article "How To Make The Smoothest Cup of Coffee".  Just Click Here.

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Your Personal Coffee Roaster

When we moved to Coeur d'Alene Idaho, we thought that most of our customers would come from Coeur d'Alene. They didn't. Today, 95% of our fresh roasted coffee gets shipped out of Idaho and to customers all over the United States.

Originally our goal was to be known as the best Coeur d'Alene Coffee Roaster.  Today, our goal is to just be your coffee roaster.

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Just last week we shipped to:

  • Spokane WA
  • Bellevue NE
  • Bronxville NY
  • Henderson NV
  • Clancy MT
  • McLean VA
  • Georgetown TX
  • Sellersville PA
  • Taylorville, IL
  • Brooklyn MN
  • Gillette WY
  • Lebanon OR
  • just to name a few

Lake City Coffee Owners

To Alisha and me (Russell), Lake City Coffee is more of a passion than it is a business. Sure we've grown like gang busters, but becoming the next Charbucks is the last thing that we want. Our focus is creating great whole bean coffee that we love to drink and share it with you.

We love what we do and most of all we love talking with our customers. We talk about politics, religion, art, history, and yes coffee. So, if you're so inclined to find great coffee and fun people to buy from, then give us a try. We're pretty confident that you'll love the experience, oh… and the coffee too.

Russell and Alisha
Lake City Coffee

"From Our Roaster to Your Table in 24-72 Hours"