Imagine making everything you sell by hand, like a piece of art or an individually carved chair.
Reduce that to something you do hundreds of times a day and you have a narrow picture of what its like to serve a single perfect cup of espresso.
Matt Lauer, owner of Fahrenheit Coffee Roasters in Mancos, goes so far to achieve the ultimate cup that he roasts his beans sourced from all over the world every day, five days a week.
When you buy his Green Mesa Blend, which he recommends for espresso, the date on the bag is often from the day before (he roasts in the afternoon). The almost-black beans are dry, not oily, a sign of proper roasting, and they produce a cup that is smooth, rich and light, with a tiny bite on the finish. (A pound costs $10.50.)
Another nowhere-but-Mancos aspect of his and wife Linda James coffee business? They allow regular customers to run a monthly tab.