Cutbow Coffee Roastology is the culmination of more than 25 years experience by one of the nation's most accomplished artisan coffee roasters, Albuquerque New Mexico's own Paul Gallegos. Personally batch roasting over 70 million pounds for Peet's Coffee, the pre-eminent craft coffee roaster in the US, Paul's acumen is undeniable.  Every batch he roasts reveals the exemplary skills of a true master of the craft. Every cup you enjoy is proof of his passion for great coffee.



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The artisan coffee roaster utilizes all 5 senses in constant pursuit of the ever ephemeral perfect roast. Paul employs a 6th sense - corazón or heart. It took him years to master the art of coffee roasting, about as long as it took to figure out why his grandmother's tortillas tasted so good. Simple really, she made them with love.


Coffee lives and breathes, especially while being roasted. Paul admits he seldom roasts the same coffee the exact same way twice. For consistency he relies on finesse, instinct, and the deft touch provided by decades of roasting in an old-school manual style. 


Visit our Roastery, Tasting Room, & Coffeebar located at 1208 Rio Grande Blvd just north of Historic Old Town Albuquerque.


Public cuppings every Friday at high noon.

(Please email trish@cutbowcoffee.com to sign up)


"The charm of fishing [and coffee roasting] is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope." 

  -John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir 


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Cutbow Coffee is named after the cutbow trout, and in honor of Paul's late father, an avid fisherman of the waters in northern New Mexico. A portion of proceeds from every bag sold will be donated to the Hermit's Peak Watershed Alliance, working to assure quality water in some of his father's favorite fishing holes. Fish on.