Beansmith Coffee Roasters opened in 2010, this specialty coffee roaster sells single-origin coffees, espressos, and blends as well as coffee-making supplies.
Aaron Rauch is cradling a ceramic cup, carefully but skillfully streaming frothy cream into the ebony liquid to form a feathered leaf pattern. I’m in Sarpy County, fifteen minutes from downtown Omaha, in an industrial area that, upon first glance, would not immediately conjure images of delicately roasted coffee beans. But appearances can be deceiving.
Along with owner Chris Smith and roaster Nick Tabor, Beansmith Coffee Roasters has become one of the premier small batch artisan roasters in Nebraska, working with a host of hand selected producers from around the world. I sample a variety of drip coffee, hand poured through a Chemex including a Gelana Abaya (from Ethiopia) with fruity characteristics and hints of chocolate and nuts.
Set to open a high end coffee house in the Old Market in 2015, Beansmith is primed to set the bar high.
This article on Beansmith Coffee Roasters first appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.