Day 43: Chattz Coffee – Downtown Chattanooga

by Jeff

I orchestrate my mornings to the tune of coffee.  ~Harry Mahtar

Now serving, European-style Sipping Chocolate from The Hot Chocolatier.

Now serving, European-style Sipping Chocolate from The Hot Chocolatier.

Chattz on Market was my first introduction to small batch roasting here in Chattanooga.
My wife and I fell in love with a small roaster in Frederick, MD and would sit for what seemed like hours as the roaster infused the shop with a “buzz” that you would take with you in your threads. In fact I would delay my shower ’till later in the day to extend the experience.
Chattz Coffee, located in the historic Park Plaza Office Building at 1010 Market Street, next to the Pickle Barrell, Chattz Coffeehouse is open 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. The folks at Chattz know coffee and make your first cup of the day or your afternoon coffee a pleasure.
Chattz has now opened their new roasting facility at 2627 Broad Street to introduce you to the world behind the coffee shop, the world of coffee roasting.
Roasting Studio on Broad Street

Roasting Studio on Broad Street

from the Chattz website Early each morning, we’ll fire up our roaster, throw in our first bucket of raw coffee, and open the doors to our Chattanooga friends, both old and new. You’ll smell the coffee as it warms and turns from green to golden brown. Then, we’ll brew up a cup just for you – specially prepared to order on our new Rail or pulled one shot at a time to create your favorite espresso drink.

intoxicating aroma of coffee as it is roasting!

intoxicating aroma of coffee as it is roasting!

thoughts – The flavor of coffee is dependent on two primary factors, the origin of the bean and the roasting process/technique. This combination determines the flavor category of each coffee, i.e., “light & subtle”, “rich & smooth”, or “dark & bold”, each being very distinctive.

The roaster at Chattz on Broad Street

The roaster at Chattz on Broad Street

While the origin will influence the look, taste and smell of coffee, the roast degree with influence the experience, i.e., cup of joe. As the coffee is roasted darker, it’s origin begins to to take a “back seat”…as the roast progresses, the heat intensifies the flavor by caramelizing the bean. This adds a new dimension to the flavor and aroma that is typically not present early in the roasting process. The coffee roaster is an artist and will determine the flavor, aroma and intensity of the finished product.

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Chattanooga Coffee Company - Chattz

Chattanooga Coffee Company - Chattz

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