Boyer’s Coffee is a Colorado-based coffee roaster that’s been producing premium coffee blends since 1965.
Situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Boyer’s Coffee is known for its high-quality coffee beans and unique roasting techniques with a focus on sustainability and ethical sourcing.
I first came across Boyer’s many months ago and was intrigued by the fact that they roast coffee in the Rocky Mountains.
You might know that elevation matters when growing coffee beans, but it also plays a role in roasting coffee beans too.
In the context of roasting coffee beans at higher elevations, the air is not just colder, but also thinner and dryer. Thus there is less oxygen and moisture in the air, and for coffee roasting that means a shorter time to roast.
It’s a benefit in many ways, to roast coffee at a higher elevation.
You can potentially avoid burning the beans (which translates to a burnt coffee flavor) or even scorching or baking the beans (which can happen if you roast the beans for too long or at too high of a temperature).
And, Boyer’s Coffee roasts at an elevation of 5,280 feet in Denver, CO.
So they have an advantage to their roasting process that many other coffee roasters don’t have, and that’s what sets them apart.
Boyer’s offers a wide variety of coffee blends, including single-origin, organic, and fair-trade options. And, each blend is carefully crafted to bring out the unique flavors and aromas of the coffee beans.
What Makes Boyer’s Coffee Special?
When it comes to coffee I always try to find what makes a company stand out. What makes their coffee different from the rest?
Because, after all, there are tons of coffee companies all around the world. But, I love finding that little piece that makes a coffee company special.
And for Boyer’s, it’s that high-elevation roasting process combined with years of experience in the industry.
Boyer’s uses high-quality green coffee beans and roasts in small batches. Couple that with the elevation that they roast at, and you have smooth, rich coffee flavors that shine.
It’s evident in the history of the company and its process, that they take great care in its roasting process to ensure that each cup of coffee is of the highest quality.
Boyer’s has a plethora of coffees to choose from, including flavored coffee.
For this review, I purchased the following coffees to try:
I also grabbed some of these swizzle sticks because I could resist and they were fun to stir my coffee with!
To cut to the chase, all the coffee I tried with Boyer’s was quite good, but my favorite was the Organic Breakfast Blend.
It was a special coffee and a perfect version of a breakfast blend.
I can’t quite figure out why, but it’s a coffee that just has this perfect balance. A light roast with some nutty notes and chocolate undertones it was truly a great cup of coffee.
You can only get it ground at this time, but that honestly didn’t matter. It was delicious and the bag is gone in my house (which means it was really good!).
Aspen Gold is Boyer’s number one selling medium roast so I knew I needed to give that one a try.
I found it much richer than the Organic Breakfast Blend (not in a bad way, just a different flavor profile).
Tasting notes from Boyer’s include honey, nutty, and chocolatey which contribute to the smooth finish. I enjoyed this coffee best with milk actually, I found it really complimented those tasting notes.
And, this one held up quite well as an iced or cold-brew style coffee. It’s a great versatile coffee and I can see why it’s so popular.
As a lover of flavored coffee, I knew I wanted to try some of Boyer’s and they have a huge selection to pick from.
I settled on the Hazelnut K-Cups as hazelnut is a favorite flavor of mine and the Butterscotch Toffee which I had heard and read good things about.
The Butterscotch Toffee was good but didn’t deliver on the butterscotch flavor for me.
If I put it head to head with Expedition Roaster’s Bewitching Butterscotch I prefer that one (and no it’s not my Harry Potter bias come through!).
It was a good coffee, but just lacked the flavor it promised: butterscotch and I was left wanting more.
In contrast, the Hazelnut was delicious and I’m so glad I decided to try that one too!
It’s probably one of the best hazelnut blends I’ve had in a long time. From the divine aroma while brewing, to the sweet and nutty profile it’s a blend Boyer’s seems to have perfected.
They claim on their website that those who love Nutella will love this one and I’d have to agree with that.
So, if you love Nutella give this one a shot!
Boyer’s Coffee is a Denver institution that has stood the test of time.
They have perfected the art of roasting high-quality coffee beans to produce a range of delicious coffees that cater to a wide variety of taste preferences.
You can find Boyer’s Coffee in a number of store locations across Colorado and even across the country.
Their coffee is brewed in Taco John’s locations across the country and you can find them in Sam’s Club as well as on Amazon.