Mildfire Coffee opened in 2005 with the crazy idea quality coffee shouldn't come with a side of snoot.
We simply wanted to roast beans, create great drinks, and have fun doing it.
So that's what we did!
Drink up, buttercup
Every cup achieves that elusive, cuisine-defining balance of sweet, salty, and sour.
(We didn't know what to say here, so we just left the boilerplate filler text from the template, but changed 'plate' to 'cup.')
This is the part of the website where we're supposed to talk about our great philosophical approach to coffee, using phrases like 'From Crop to Cup,' and 'Riding the Third Wave,' and describe what we feel when we 'hand-craft your beverage.'
The truth is, we got over ourselves a long time ago. Most of our customers don't care how many barista competitions we've competed in, what kind of beard wax we use, or the latest trends in hipster wear. Thankfully, we don't either.
We just want to give you the freshest beans and best drinks, preferably with a reciprocated smile.
We're not big on updating web pages.
We do like photos, however, and witty repartee. So why not head over to our social media to get a real taste of who we are?
Why We Roast
Coffee is grown all around the world, and each one has its own flavor profile. Every bean is roasted to bring out optimal flavor and the nuances that make them unique.
When it comes to food, fresh is best, and coffee is no exception. That's why we roast every week, and pull bagged coffee off the shelf after ten days. Coffee beans start losing freshness right after roasting and we recommend using them within 2-3 weeks.
We wish we had a great story to tell about how Mildfire came to be, but the truth is, we just wanted to fill a sorely missing need in San Antonio. In 2005, there weren't a whole lot of options for good coffee — and nobody was roasting in-house. We like to think we helped pave the way for the growing hipster coffee scene here in town. As the San Antonio Current put it, we're the OGs of specialty coffee in San Antonio, and we wear that title proudly!