our process

SOURCING

At Treeline we are focused on single-origin coffees.

That means we source our beans seasonally from farms that emphasize quality production, ethical working conditions and sustainable practices.

In our efforts to understand farming practice, and foster global connection wherever possible we have made it a priority to visit the captivating countries out beans hail from.

What we’ve discovered is that each cup of coffee we consume would not be possible without the labor of dozens of individuals along the supply chain, from cultivation and harvest to roasting and brewing.  

We are proud to be part of this ‘lifecycle’ and, as stewards of this delicate crop, we take pride in sourcing amazing beans, roasting them to their full potential and sharing them with you to enjoy!

We’re not exaggerating when we say we are obsessed with EVERY step of the process that brings these incredible coffees from farms across the world to the your favorite cup.




ROASTING

We roast in small batches to highlight the unique and distinct characteristics of each coffee bean because we appreciate coffee’s complexities.

This underlying philosophy has lead us to develop roast profiles that coax out the natural sweetness, richness and depth of each bean. Through our sensory approach we are guided by the unique characteristics of individual coffee crops, resulting in what is typically described as “lighter roasts” by industry standards.

Our love affair with roasting began in a skillet over a stove top before moving to a popcorn popper and eventually matriculating to more sophisticated home roasting machines. Our first industrial roaster, a custom-built San Franciscan SF-6, lovingly named Francis, served us well for many years as we honed in on our signature style while roasting tiny 6 lbs batches. However, once we opened our Roasting Room cafe we found ourselves roasting an exhausting 80 hours a week to keep up with demand!

We soon realized the need for a larger roaster and so we set aside our beloved Francis and welcomed a new sister to the Treeline clan: Bula, a custom built mint-green SF-25.

Bula is essentially the same machine just scaled to fit our increased needs. Her output is still considered small batch with a maximum of 25 lbs at a time, but she has made it possible for us to open our second location at The Lark in downtown Bozeman and maintain our high standards of quality!

FRESHNESS MATTERS. WE TAKE PRIDE IN OUR COMMITMENT TO FRESHNESS BY DATING EACH BATCH OF COFFEE SO YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHEN AND BY WHOM YOUR BEANS WERE ROASTED.

 

 
LEARN ABOUT TASTING

LEARN ABOUT TASTING

LEARN ABOUT BREWING

LEARN ABOUT BREWING

 

SATISFACTION GUARANTEE.

If you ever end up with a coffee you are unhappy with bring it in and we will swap it out to send you home with something you will love.