We will close at 4:00PM on December 24 and be closed on December 25 for Christmas. We will close at 4:00PM on December 31. On January 1 we will be open 10AM to 2PM for our annual Happy Brew Year celebration. All drink proceeds and tips on January 1 will be donated to the Racine County Food Bank.
Holiday Blend 2019 Edition
Holiday Blend is now available!
Every year, Neal develops a new blend to be sold for a limited time. No attempt is made to keep the flavor of this blend consistent from year to year, but a common theme is creating an after dinner coffee that pairs well with a sweet dessert. This year's blend of medium and dark roast coffees has a rich and slightly spicy flavor that we hope you'll enjoy.
Two new Fair Trade Certified coffees are now available. Kenya AB Fair Trade Certified is an intense light roast coffee that develops a balanced sweetness as it cools. Peru Fair Trade Certified is a mild, sweet medium roast coffee.
Sulawesi Toraja has returned as a rich dark roast and the slightly caramelly, slightly nutty Brazil Cerrado rounds out the selection of new coffees.
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. Another recent episode covered Burundi Butegana and Burundi Muramba.
Have You Tried the Harvest Latté?
The Harvest Latté is the invention of one of our first employees and customers often say it's, "like a pumpkin spice latté, but better." (this recipe pre-dates the PSL by almost a decade) Learn to make it on PeerTube or YouTube. You'll need to supply your own milk and espresso machine, but the coffee, syrups, and spices are available at our shop in Racine. Our recommended coffee is also available online in both regular and decaf.
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.
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.