What We Do
Wilson’s Coffee & Tea is Racine’s best source for great tasting coffee. We select exceptional coffees from all over the world and roast each on site to bring out its optimal flavor. Our coffees are available by the pound or by the cup.
A full espresso bar offers delicious cappuccinos, caffé lattés, and caffé mochas, blended drinks, and more along with fresh, made from scratch bakery.
Wilson’s also carries a large selection of premium teas and tisanes, an original chai concentrate prepared and bottled on site, fine chocolates, mugs, and tea and coffee accessories.
Two new coffees have just been added to our offering list. A new lot of coffee from Papua New Guinea replaces the previous one. This new lot is roasted a little lighter (so a medium roast instead of a dark roast) than the previous one, but it still has a rich, complex flavor. We also now have a Fair Trade Certified coffee from Timor-Leste. Depending on how you brew it you might detect a flavor similar to a chocolate covered cherry in this smooth, well balanced, medium roasted coffee. Both coffees are available now at $14 per pound.
Coffee: Our sourcing and roasting philosophy
Every coffee comes from somewhere. The place where the coffee is grown has a tremendous influence on how it tastes. Soil, temperature, and rainfall have quite a bit to do with how a coffee will ultimately taste. Variety selection, farming techniques, and the care taken in harvesting and processing also play a role. We try to find a variety of unique coffees, all different, but all delicious.
For each lot of coffee we buy, we evaluate several different roasts and try to find ways of roasting that coffee which bring out the best characteristics of that coffee. The result of this coffee first approach is that there is a great diversity of roasting styles among the coffees we offer.