Hometown Roasters
4206 W. 28th Ave Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603
(870) 489-6546

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hometown Roasters?

Hometown Roasters is a local, veteran owned/operated small batch, craft coffee roasting business.

Where does Hometown Roasters get their coffee beans?

Hometown Roasters make every effort to only purchase beans that are ethically sourced from Direct Trade and Fair Trade growers with the goal of sustainability.

Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world (second to oil), yet the farmers who live and grow these prized beans in 80 counties around the equator, live near poverty. We only get beans that are benefiting the farmers and their communities fairly.

Our goal is to bring you fresh roasted coffee from the bean to the cup.

What is are the differences between the roasts?

Here is a simple guide to the different types of roast. One thing to remember. The lighter the roast, the more caffeine. Most people have always thought the opposite.


  • Light Roast Coffee: pronounced acidity, clear and mild cup, more origin flavors.
  • Medium Roast Coffee: balance between acidity, sweetness and aromas.
  • Medium-Dark Roast Coffee: lower acidity, more chocolate-like notes, heavier mouthfeel.
  • Dark Roast Coffee: notes of dark chocolate, heavy mouthfeel.

What makes small batch craft coffee roasting?

The majority of people who love coffee and drink coffee have never actually had fresh coffee. The coffee you buy in the store can be several months old by the time you brew it. Even expensive coffee on the shelves can be two or three months old.

Small Batch Craft coffee by Hometown Roasters comes from the farms, to us for roasting and for you to enjoy within days of you brewing.

What makes small batch craft coffee roasting?

The majority of people who love coffee and drink coffee have never actually had fresh coffee. The coffee you buy in the store can be several months old by the time you brew it. Even expensive coffee on the shelves can be two or three months old.

Small Batch Craft coffee by Hometown Roasters comes from the farms, to us for roasting and for you to enjoy within days of you brewing.

What's the difference between single origin coffee and coffee blends?

So, here is the skinny on it.

Single origin coffee: The term single origin is essentially as it sounds - it means that the beans come from one place only, usually from a certain region or country. Single origin coffees may even be harvested from the same farm or estate. Given that they are sourced from one place only, single origin coffees tend to be available exclusively at certain times of year, contingent on the growing season of the geographical location from which they were derived.

Coffee Blends: When coffee beans from multiple locations are roasted and mixed together, this is known as a coffee blend. It is not uncommon to find coffee blends including beans from nine separate places, although roaster will typically use beans from around two to four different locations.

Key Differences:

1. Single origin coffee tends to be more expensive than blended coffee. The reason is availability and variance in the growing season - single origin coffees tend to be exclusively seasonal and produced to a lesser extent. This is reflected in the price of your coffee as a consequence. Blended coffee, on the other hand, uses a variety of different beans, meaning it can be produced year-round. For that reason, it costs a little less.

2. The Taste Many individuals, particularly those who are well-versed in all things java, tend to enjoy single origin coffee as it affords them the opportunity to experience one particular taste, in its most stripped-down form. That's why it is more common for people to enjoy single origin coffees black, without adding ingredients such as milk or sugar. If you're someone who loves ordering a creamy cappuccino or a luscious latte at your local coffee shop, it's more likely that you'll be served a blended coffee. In most places this is nicknamed the "house blend."