Gold Country Roasters

National, award-winning coffee roaster and winner of the 2015 Innovations in Tourism Award for best retail, Gold Country Roasters is a stand-out, locally owned coffee shop taking pride in creating your perfect cup of coffee, specialty drink or smoothie.

Gold Country Roasters coffee

Looking for your perfect cup of coffee, speciality drink or smoothie? Head on over to Gold Country Roasters in charming, historic downtown Murphys for the quintessential locally run, artisanal coffee shop experience.

Gold Country Roasters: coffee roastingGold Country Roasters is a coffee roasting company, café and community meeting space, offering freshly roasted coffee beans, specialty espresso and coffee drinks, fresh baked pastries, and delicious smoothies. Enjoy indoor and shady, dog-friendly outdoor seating in picturesque downtown Murphys at the east end of town.

A locals favorite, Gold Country Roasters also features a sharing library and inspired special events including live music, story slams, book signings and storytelling. Spend any time in the café and you’re likely to experience a who’s who of local business owners and characters as well as visitors and tourists.

Winner of the silver award in the national Golden Bean coffee roasting competition, Gold Country Roasters’ Murphys Blend is a proprietary blend that you can only find locally. Not to fret if you fall in love with it though (as we suspect you will). You can purchase this and multiple other specialty roasts and blends from their website online, including two certified SMBC bird friendly coffees.

Here’s what Gold Country Roasters says about their roasting process:

All our coffee is carefully hand-roasted onsite in small batches by our “roastmaster-extraordinaire” Tonja Peterson and her faithful SF25 drum roaster “Roxy,” built by Coffee PER of Fallon, NV.     Every roast profile has been refined and calibrated to bring out the best flavors of each bean that we roast, and we continuously taste and monitor every batch to ensure quality and consistency.  We are passionate about coffee here at GCR, and you can taste that passion in every cup!

Enjoy fresh baked pastries and desserts from Angels Camp’s Sugar Bakery, classic rugelach, and waffles made right there on the premises.


Gold Country Roasters Tonja and Lisa

Coffee roaster: Tanja Peterson | Owner: Lisa Schwartz | Photo: Sierra Lodestar

Gold Country Roasters’ Golden Bean silver medal for their Murphys Blend was awarded in 2015 by The Compak Golden Bean, North America, an annual national coffee roasting competition.

Gold Country Roasters received the BEST RETAIL award in the 2015 Calaveras Visitors Bureau Innovations in Tourism Awards for roasting the most delicious coffee in the county and for introducing their story slam events and for winning a silver medal in the national Golden Bean coffee roasting awards.

Get the scoop on top coffee spots in the Mother Lode from this Sierra Lodestar article – which includes a write-up on Gold Country Roasters: Coffee Talk in the Mother Lode.

Blogs featuring Gold Country Roasters: Holiday Shopping in Calaveras | The Roots of Shakespeare on the Vine | Award Season for Gold Country Roasters

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