Aduro Bean Micro-Roasters: Ft. Worth, TX

August 25, 2008 · Filed Under Uncategorized 

I received an email a few days ago from Nancy Crabb letting us know about their roasting operation in Ft. Worth. Nancy writes,

[I] wanted to see if we could get listed on your roaster page. At present, we’re the only non-industrial roaster in Fort Worth. We’ve been open for year and carry only specialty grade coffee—90% of which are fair trade and organic.

Interestingly, they offer coffees at “custom roast levels”, meaning, you can choose whether you want your coffee at a light, medium, or dark roast. While this means your coffee is roasted to order, there is no guarantee that each level will be optimum for that particular coffee, however, that is not to say that it is not.

I also noticed something that is rare to find on a roaster’s website:

Because we are a micro-roaster and wish to provide only the freshest beans possible, Aduro Bean’s coffee stocks change from month to month.

Nice. It’s not often communicated to the consumer that coffee is a seasonal product just like any other harvested fruit.

I also found this on their “About” page:

We believe that coffee drinkers who seek the best, who wish to avoid impersonal, bulk corporations and who desire to purchase and consume fair-trade, organic and co-op coffees should stick together!

We should all make very effort to ensure that the dollars we spend fulfilling our coffee desires, be they light and tangy or dark and morose, go to those who actually make our desires a reality, rather than bottom-line corporations that purchase from huge farms using cheap labor.

We purchae our beans with an eye towards fairness and sustainability and hope that you choose the same.

While I like the basic philosophy, they do have another page entitled “Fair Trade”. I realize most people still hold on to the notion that Fair Trade is indeed a fair program, while others have looked deeper into it and discovered that this is not always the case. They are fans of Fair Trade, and while FT may not always be Fair, it’s good to see a roasting outfit that is concerned not only with the quality of their coffee, but also the equity of its handling. (or is it the other way around?)

Aduro Bean Micro-Roasters has been added to our List of Roasters.
6745 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ft. Worth, TX 76116

Jason Haeger (347 Posts)

Jason is utterly obsessed with coffee, and is the founder and editor of He is available for consulting and barista training at He is also the founder and owner of AJ Coffee Company in Dallas, TX. His favorite brew method changes as often as his favorite coffee: daily. If you are interested in contributing to this website, he would love to hear from you!

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3 Responses to “Aduro Bean Micro-Roasters: Ft. Worth, TX”

  1. Have a Great Weekend! | Texas Coffee People on September 19th, 2008 7:00 pm

    [...] Blue Bell with espresso made from a drip blend from Aduro Bean in Ft. [...]

  2. Debbie on October 14th, 2012 9:52 am

    Purchased a bag of your coffee this Saturday at the farmers market. Brewed my first pot this morning. Wonderful – full body, rich taste – not bitter, I will be purchasing more – I also called my sister and told her about it.

  3. Vickie Smith on November 2nd, 2012 10:48 am

    I want what Debbie had. Do you have a store front where one can just walk in and purchase? If not, where may I make a purchase?
    Thank you,

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