Enjoy Buying Velvet Ditch Coffee Beans at Chicory Market’s New Location: 707 N. Lamar Blvd., Oxford, MS

Customers love buying 12-ounce bags of Velvet Ditch Coffee at Chicory Market. Now, in its new location — 707 N. Lamar Blvd. — Chicory Market also offers its customers Velvet Ditch Coffee’s ever-popular Guatemalan beans in bulk bins. Everyone can enjoy buying a little, a lot or any amount in between. Chicory Market continues to […]

Place Your Bid for a Velvet Ditch Coffee “CUPPING EXPERIENCE”

Place Your Bid for a Velvet Ditch Coffee Roasters “CUPPING EXPERIENCE” with seven of your closest friends. Bid online today!   “Coffee is similar to wine, craft beer or spirits, where the enjoyment is in the nuanced flavor of the beans themselves,” Velvet Ditch Coffee Roasters’ Owner Lesley Walkington said.  “A Cupping Experience gives coffee […]

Start Your Day with Velvet Ditch Coffee

“Just wanted you to know how much we are enjoying Velvet Ditch Coffee! Starting the day with Guatemala La Morena, here at Snow Lake in Benton Co. Mississippi.  Perfection!💕—Mary L., Mississippi   Cupping Notes for Velvet Ditch Coffee’s Guatemala La Morena The aroma of this coffee will remind you of homemade bread fresh out of […]

Velvet Ditch Coffee Roasters Selected to Participate in SnackDown Event in Oxford, MS

Velvet Ditch Coffee Roasters has been selected to be a vendor for the 2023 SnackDown event on August 17, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Powerhouse in Oxford, Mississippi. The SnackDown is a culinary tasting event celebrating Lafayette County’s Food entrepreneurs. SnackDown is a project of Leadership Lafayette and the Oxford-Lafayette County […]

Velvet Ditch Coffee Roasters Debuts Microlot Coffee from Kenya

Big, bold and savory! That’s how this microlot coffee from Kenya can be described. This is a very special coffee from the Hinga family of the Machure Coffee Estate. The family-owned estate is located in Thika, a commerce hub in Kiambu County that borders Nairobi City, sitting at 1,500 masl on the central highlands characterized […]

Friends Enjoy Velvet Ditch Coffee Cupping Event at Isom House in Oxford, MS

“I loved learning about the importance of cupping coffee at each stage of the coffee process—from the farm to the importers to the roasters to the retailers. I was amazed at the many variables that determine a good cup of Joe, Mary L. of Oxford, MS said.  “Becoming more aware of these factors—the way it […]

Chase Parham Talks with Velvet Ditch Coffee Roasters’ Lesley Walkington on “People I (Sort of) Know” Podcast

Podcast Host Chase Parham sits down with Lesley Walkington, owner and roaster, of Velvet Ditch Coffee Roasters in Oxford, Miss. They record from her roast house, where she creates one-of-a-kind single origin Specialty coffee. Lesley discusses how her passion for coffee turned into a business and what it takes to turn quality coffee beans from […]

Stainless Steel vs. Paper Pour Over Filters

Stainless Steel vs. Paper Pour Over Filters:  What Tastes Best? When I first began making pour overs for my morning ritual, I used paper filters. I bought them on Amazon, at Target and even at Krogers. Sometimes I found the paper filters at T.J.Maxx and quickly snatched them up. As time went on I became […]

Pop-Up Coffee Bar: Donuts with Dad

Velvet Ditch Coffee Roasters hosted a Pop-Up Coffee Bar for Regents School of Oxford at its first-ever “Donuts with Dad” event. The children and dads had fun shooting hoops and playing games before school. Velvet Ditch Coffee served its Limited Edition BOLD BUCK and Guatemala Huehuetenango coffees. Interested in Velvet Ditch Coffee Roasters hosting your […]

What is Specialty Coffee?

Velvet Ditch Coffee Roasters is a Specialty coffee roaster in Oxford, MS, specializing in sourcing and expertly roasting the finest single origin beans. There are so many people involved in Specialty coffee.  Here are the players: The producer, aka farmer The green coffee buyer The roaster The barista The consumer The key player is the […]