ABOUT HACIENDO COFFEE
What We Do
We are a micro-batch specialty coffee roaster based in Taylor, Texas. We roast our coffee using clean hot air. Most specialty coffee is roasted using gas to heat the coffee slowly in a drum. Using hot air keeps the beans at a more consistent temperature and removes the chaff from the coffee earlier in the roasting process which helps keep the burnt and smokey flavor from the coffee, producing a really clean and flavorful cup.
Our coffee is sourced and purchased through direct trade relationships with farmers/producers through green coffee importers in country of origin or here in the United States. It is a very personal process to us because we believe that good coffee starts in the ground. Traceability and sustainability in the supply chain are important to us in order to maintain the livelihood and financial future of the farmers as well as to improve the coffee experience for the consumer.
We really believe that coffee is for everyone and that coffee is powerful. We think coffee can be a great tool for connecting people. Over a cup of coffee people can have conversations of all kinds—inspiring and encouraging, difficult and shattering, life changing, or just small talk. We tend to think that going all the way back to the coffee farmer and their culture, to the person enjoying a cup at home or in a shop, coffee is for all people and that real, meaningful change can happen as a result of coffee.
Coffee For All People
My people, your people, all people.
Like a lot of good things, coffee has a beautiful beginning but complicated history. It began on the continent of Africa, and is mostly still grown and exported from the Motherland as well as from South & Central America. For various reasons, so much work has gone into disconnecting coffee from its origin and from the people & culture that produce it. At Haciendo Coffee, we want to help connect you to the people and culture from which it came, and to help you connect your own roots.
Who We Are
We are Billy and Tasha. We met in high school and have been married since 2004. We recently moved our family of five from DC back to small town Texas, and co-founded Haciendo Coffee together.
Tasha is an artist, graphic designer, writer, baker, seamstress, craftsman, maker, all around creative in every way. She does most of the design, branding, web design, and marketing for Haciendo.
Billy is an artist, musician, producer, designer, communicator, craftsman, and overall creative. He is our lead roaster, green coffee buyer, and sales rep for Haciendo.
We Need One Another
Coffee has a way of bringing people together. Since making its way from Ethiopia to the rest of the world, people of almost every culture have enjoyed coffee. Growing, roasting, brewing, and drinking coffee brings about ceremony, ritual, stories, and––maybe the most important thing––conversation.
Being able to have honest, authentic conversations allows us to build communities where we can grow emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Our hope is that we can use coffee to help support our family, while simultaneously building a community that fosters healthy growth and, in turn, promotes collaboration that propels everyone into creative, holistic living.