The Split Rail Story
The inspiration for Split Rail Coffee’s name comes from its original headquarters on a 3.5 acre park-like property in Granite Bay, California. Previous residents of the property included a number of horses, sheep, and goats, but it eventually became home to me (Tim) and Cidnie…and my U.S. Roaster Corporation coffee roaster.
My journey to becoming a coffee roaster included a long task of converting an old horse stable into my roasting lab and tasting room. It was known as The Coffee Barn…a single room with reclaimed barn wood and shiplap-sided walls.
At one end you’d find the roaster, bags of green coffee, and all the area I needed to create the best coffee that I have ever enjoyed. The rest of the room was filled with a large table with bench seating to share and explore the world of coffee with our guests. The farmhouse décor created an atmosphere that reminded us of simpler times…and a time when coffee tastes good.