November 03, 2023
At this point in our coffee journey, we’ve created dozens of unique roasts. Maybe hundreds, we’ve lost count.
Light roasts, dark roasts, espressos and donut shop roasts. We've even created an incredible variety of spirit infused roasts using our proprietary infusion process.
Every fire starts with a single spark. For Fire Dept. Coffee, that spark was our Original Medium Roast. It was the very first coffee that our founder Luke Schneider loved enough to share it with the Fire Dept. Coffee name on the bag.
He still loves it — and a lot of other coffee fans do, too. Original Medium Roast remains one of our top sellers and the most requested coffee to this day, and we have no plans of ever changing it.
Schneider founded Fire Dept. Coffee in 2016. At the time, the Navy veteran had landed his dream job as a firefighter-paramdedic with the Rockford Fire Department in Illinois. It was during his time in the Navy that he discovered his passion for coffee. He drank cup after steaming cup to help power through long days aboard ship. He and other sailors drank cup after steaming cup to help power through the long days aboard the ship.
Luke found that the Navy was not much different then the fire service, where every station was always well stocked with coffee. A pot was always brewing.
Luke and his wife, Kate (a barista at the time), began experimenting with roasting coffee themselves. What began as a hobby grew quickly when they discovered they had a knack for it. They began sharing their roasts with friends and families.
The response Luke and Kate received let them know that there was a greater potential here, and so, Fire Dept. Coffee was born.
And the coffee that started it all was our Original Medium Roast.
It’s not fancy. No frills, no bells, and no whistles.
It’s just good coffee. OK, it’s great coffee.
Original Medium Roast is special because it appeals to a wide range of coffee drinkers with a harmonious flavor profile. It delivers a smooth, satisfying cup of coffee with a touch of sweetness that will have you coming back for one more cup, again, and again.
Everything begins with the beans. We source only the highest-quality coffee beans from hardworking farmers worldwide, ensuring extraordinary tasting notes in every sip. Then we roast each type of bean separately and blend after roasting.
The result is simple perfection.
We’ve branched out widely through the years. We love tasting new coffees, and Fire Dept. Coffee has become known for creativity and innovation in the roasts that we offer for our customers.
There’s always something new to experience.
With Fire Dept. Coffee, there is always something new to experience, but if you're craving familiar, than Original Medium Roast will always hit the spot.
We always keep a bag or two — or six — at the ready. We keep coming back to it because it’s that good.
If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re in for a treat.
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