Friday – Monday: 8 am – 2 pm
Tuesday – Thursday: Closed
303 Colorado St
McCall, ID 83638
After slapping high fives with Jared & Scott from our amazing day on the mountain, we head back to McCall. On our ride down, we get a text from Corinne, the owner of North Fork Coffee Roasters. She asks if we’d like to drop by and see her roastery. I seriously can drink coffee from sun up to sun down. Being it’s my favorite beverage, we are on our way to the roastery!
A grungy garage not fit for your car… But it’s love at first sight
Inspiration to start North Fork Coffee Roasters began four years ago for Corinne. She is a purist at heart and loves to make everything on her own. From tortilla breads to condiments, Corinne’s new love is coffee. Roasting first began on a stove in a Whirly Pop. Her coffee was so amazing, her friends began asking for it. Spending the next two years looking for her roastery’s home, a grungy garage tucked away behind a building caught her eye and it was perfect. With a deep clean, a bunch of renovations and Corinne’s decorating touch, the roastery was born.
Great Coffee inspired by nature
We sampled a few of her most notable coffees and boy are they amazing! Our favorite is the Costa Rican. It has dark, cherry notes with a buttery texture and an aroma that reminds you of those butter cookies you find in tins at the holidays.
Noticing her labels, we realized each one is a bird and asked if they meant anything special. Her company is named after the North Fork of the Payette River and each of these river birds she chose can be seen flying around overhead. Each bird is paired with the coffee closest in
personality. Corinne explained the King Fisher is a super energetic, spunky, and fun bird translating to a coffee that gives you a little bit more pep-in-your-step. On the other hand, the decaf is a Damsel Fly, technically not a bird (and also technically not caffeinated) but still lives on the river. Her explanation of each was a perfect match and we learned a few new facts about the area. Now all caffeinated and hungry, it was time to head to our final stop of the day – Salmon River Brewing.