Veteran Owned Fire Department Coffee
Inspired by the vital role that coffee plays in helping firefighters stay alert and energized through long shifts, this up and coming veteran-owned business is dedicated to providing great-tasting coffee to people everywhere. Fire Department Coffee was founded in 2016 by full-time firefighters/paramedics Jason Patton and Luke Schneider, who is also a U.S. Navy veteran. Fire Department Coffee is run by active and retired firefighters, including their operations officer and chief coffee roaster.
At Fire Department Coffee, every order is freshly roasted in Rockford, Illinois, by a dedicated team of firefighters, first responders, and coffee connoisseurs. Choose your favorite flavor, roast, or source of freshly roasted coffee…
To celebrate Fall and the holiday season there are two unique flavors available, Harvest Blend (their take on pumpkin spice!) and Christmas Blend, with its sweet spices and berry notes.
Have a favorite coffee source? With FDC’s single-sourced coffee you can tempt senses and satisfy your palate with the best Honduras, Colombia, Brazil, and Nicaragua have to offer.
|For ages, people have been adding spirits to their cup of Joe and this has not been overlooked by these coffee veterans. Their signature spirit-infusion process expertly combines the flavors of bourbon, whiskey, rum, or tequila with their best coffee beans for a unique cup of java. After infusing a premium spirit into the best coffee beans, the alcohol is cooked out, leaving the subtle and sweet flavor of real spirits. Now you can drink whenever you want because all of their spirit infused coffees are non-alcoholic.|
Get the roast you love! FDC comes in espresso, extra caffeinated, decaf, light, medium, or dark roasts. In addition to one and six-pound bags that you can get in your choice of ground or whole bean, three of the Fire Department Coffee favorite roasts plus their signature bourbon spirit infused coffee are also available in Keurig-compatible single-serve cups.
Here are the three great Fire Department Coffee brand coffees that we got to enjoy:
HARVEST BLEND COFFEE
The leaves are changing, there’s a chill in the air, and fall festivities are right around the corner. What better way to kick start flannel weather season than by drinking our Harvest Blend? Coffee beans from Honduras and Nicaragua, this medium-dark roasted blend combines a Dark chocolate flavor with Baker’s Spice.
The explosively bold taste of the Skull-Crushing Espresso will not only keep you alert, it’ll wake the dead. This Honduran coffee blend delivers a full-bodied and mind-blowing flavor. It’s dark and smooth, with hints of citrus & dark chocolate. Brew it in an espresso machine or a standard drip coffee maker. No matter your choice, you’ll get the same amazing flavor in every cup.
IRISH WHISKEY INFUSED COFFEE
When you drink this Egan’s® Irish whiskey-infused coffee you’ll experience coffee in ways that you never have before. Thanks to their signature spirit-infused process, you can enjoy the flavors of toffee, butterscotch, and vanilla with every sip. Whether you’re on the job or at home, a well-timed cup of coffee makes all the difference.
As soon as you open a bag of this fire department coffee the beautiful aroma of fresh coffee lets you know that your journey of a great coffee experience is about to begin.
I chose this one for myself! Made with top quality coffee beans, this medium roast coffee is masterfully infused with the flavor of rich dark chocolate and an aromatic blend of spices; cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, and star anise. This coffee is luxurious and rivals any pumpkin spice coffee! With dark chocolate and Baker’s Spice, this Harvest Blend is the Fall flavor combination we’ve been missing.
Mom is the Irish Whiskey fan in our family so this coffee was selected especially for her. I showed up with bag in hand and a big smile hidden under my facemask. After months of not being able to visit with my parents, it was nice to be able to stop by and have a cup of coffee with mom on the porch. My visits for the last six months have been focused on taking care of things that needed to be done around the house. However, once we sat down with our freshly brewed coffee and began to chat I quickly realized that we were sharing more than a cup of great coffee. They have been so isolated since this craziness began that one thing that we all needed was the company and companionship that came from sitting on the porch watching the birds visit the feeders. Of course, Dad was sitting on the swing fussing about the squirrels raiding them while Mom and I talked up a storm. What great memories, what great coffee!
For Marcus, the tough Marine Veteran in our house, I knew we needed to get serious when it came to selecting his brew. So Skull-Crushing Espresso it had to be! They were right when they said this Honduran blend would not only keep you alert, it would wake the dead. Thanks to great care in the selection and roasting of the coffee beans this brews up bold and full of flavor yet is not overly acidic. If you like your coffee to slap you awake with an explosion of flavor this brew is a must-have.
During their Veterans Day Sale, everyone can get 15% Off Storewide!!!! This not only includes their awesome coffee but also their gear, like this beautifully crafted ceramic coffee mug complete with the Fire Department Coffee Maltese Cross logo that we got to gift to one of our local volunteer firefighters. This handmade pottery mug, proudly made right here in the USA, holds a whopping 14 ounces of coffee. Plus, spend 25+ and get a free Pike Pole Keychain. Just use code PIKEPOLE when you checkout.
In addition to offering a growing selection of gear and incredible coffee — including their signature spirit-infused roasts — Fire Dept. Coffee also supports heroes in need through the Fire Department Coffee Foundation. Ten percent of net proceeds are donated to help provide resources and assistance to first responders who have been injured on the job, mentally or physically, or who are facing other serious health challenges.