La Minita Back in Stock
Coffee from Hacienda La Minita in Costa Rica has returned. Available in both medium and dark roasts.
Holiday Blend and Other New Coffees
The 2021 Edition of Holiday Blend has arrived. This combines light, medium, and dark roast coffees from Brazil, Indonesia, and Ethiopia to create a unique brew. Smooth and sweet with subtle fruit and nut notes which are natural to the coffees that compose this blend.
Other recent arrivals include the light roast Ethiopia Kaffa Forest Dehab's Diamond, a new Brazil Cerrado, and a new medium roast decaffeinated Colombian coffee.
We will be closed on Saturday, December 25 for Christmas, and Saturday, January 1 for New Year's Day.
Masks and Seating Update
As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Racine, we are once again requiring all customers to wear a mask per CDC guidance. If you are unwilling or unable to wear a mask, we are happy to take your order and payment over the phone for outside pickup. Our number is (262) 634-6611.
Thank you for your patience.
Now Selling Online!
You can now order one pound bags of whole bean roasted coffee through this web site. So far this is just a test run. If things go well we'll consider adding more features and products, but we're starting out with something simple. If you want something other than one pound bags of whole bean roasted coffee, orders can still be placed by phone.
Check our coffee list to see what's available!
Crafting a Competition Roast
In this new article, learn more about coffee roasting competitions and how Neal decided to roast our limited edition Brazil Aura Matina.
Behind the Scenes
The flavor of a coffee depends on many details. One of these is how that coffee is roasted. Neal Wilson has created a series of videos that look at different approaches to coffee roasting and how these impact the flavor of a specific coffee. The latest episode features our Ethiopia Ardi.
What We Do
Wilson’s Coffee & Tea is Racine’s best source for great tasting coffee. We select exceptional coffees from all over the world and roast each on site to bring out its optimal flavor. Our coffees are available by the pound or by the cup.
A full espresso bar offers delicious cappuccinos, caffé lattés, and caffé mochas, blended drinks, and more along with fresh, made from scratch bakery.
Wilson’s also carries a large selection of premium teas and tisanes, an original chai concentrate prepared and bottled on site, fine chocolates, mugs, and tea and coffee accessories.
Coffee: Our sourcing and roasting philosophy
Every coffee comes from somewhere. The place where the coffee is grown has a tremendous influence on how it tastes. Soil, temperature, and rainfall have quite a bit to do with how a coffee will ultimately taste. Variety selection, farming techniques, and the care taken in harvesting and processing also play a role. We try to find a variety of unique coffees, all different, but all delicious.
For each lot of coffee we buy, we evaluate several different roasts and try to find ways of roasting that coffee which bring out the best characteristics of that coffee. The result of this coffee first approach is that there is a great diversity of roasting styles among the coffees we offer.