Elevating Coffee, Empowering communities

Our Mission

At Apis Coffee, we recognize that the American palate has been shaped by large commercial coffee companies that often roast beans to a dark profile, masking the bean’s natural flavors. Our mission is to educate our customers about the spectrum of tastes that coffee can offer when roasted properly. We aim to refine the palate by introducing the subtleties of lighter roasts, where the nuanced notes of the bean’s origin can shine through. By doing so, we not only provide a superior coffee experience but also empower our customers with knowledge, allowing them to make informed choices and develop a more sophisticated taste in coffee.

the origin story

How Did We Get Here

Apis Coffee's journey began in 2017 after an inspiring trip to Melbourne, Australia, where we were captivated by the vibrant coffee culture and exceptional quality of specialty coffee. Guided by our close friend, a coffee consultant and master barista , we started our coffee journey. Back in Castle Rock, we struggled to find fresh, high-quality, light and medium roasted coffee locally, prompting us to learn the craft of roasting ourselves. This passion led to the creation of Apis Coffee, where we blend scientific precision with our experience and intuition to deliver exceptional coffee.

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Our Vision For The Future

Currently, we’re roasting our specialty coffee from the comfort of our home.

But we’ve got big dreams—to grow into a commercial space where we can not only roast more coffee but also serve up amazing espresso-based drinks.

Just like honey bees diligently building out their comb to create a thriving hive, we are working hard to build our business, step by step. Each roast we finish is a small but significant part of our journey to create a vibrant community space.

To turn this dream into reality, we need your support. When you choose our coffee, you’re not just getting a delicious specialty roast—you’re helping a local small business grow.


Roasting to perfection - Equipment matters

How Do We Get There

At Apis Coffee, our passion for exceptional coffee drives us to perfect every roast. Using the state-of-the-art MCR-1 1kg Coffee Roaster from Mill City Roasters and the precise RoastPATH system, we meticulously control each step of the roasting process to highlight the unique flavors and aromas of our specialty beans. Combining scientific precision with our experience and intuition, we create great coffee that stands out for its quality and consistency. Discover the unparalleled excellence that comes from our commitment to both art and science in coffee roasting.

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Crafted with care, roasted to perfection

What Sets Us Apart

Apis Coffee distinguishes itself through a commitment to quality and an educational approach to the coffee experience. We source the finest single-origin beans, emphasizing the inherent qualities and distinct profiles of each batch. Our roasting process is a meticulous craft, aimed at preserving and enhancing the bean’s natural characteristics. We believe in enlightening our customers, sharing the story behind each cup, from the origin of the beans to the subtleties of roasting. This knowledge fosters appreciation and a deeper connection to coffee, transcending mere taste to celebrate the journey from bean to brew. Apis Coffee is not just about providing a product; it’s about imparting a comprehensive understanding of what makes a truly exceptional coffee experience.


What Drives Us

The “why” behind starting Apis Coffee is rooted in a passion for the craft of coffee roasting and a desire to offer a truly special coffee experience. The business was born from a love for the rich, complex flavors that only high-quality, single-origin beans can provide. By focusing on specialty roasting techniques, Apis Coffee aims to elevate the daily coffee ritual into an extraordinary moment of indulgence. The goal is to share this passion with others, delivering not just a product, but a unique, flavorful journey with every cup. It’s about celebrating the artistry in coffee and connecting people to the story behind each bean.