SMOOTH COFFEE
FOR ROUGH PLACES

We Are Specialty Coffee Roasters

Whether you have a time-honored ritual of preparing coffee, or you need a fast and convenient option like our Hand-Crafted Instant Coffee, we are pleased to offer you a deliciously perfect cup, wherever the adventures take you. 

WE DO IT ALL

We roast, taste, and package all our coffee in-house at our small but mighty warehouse in Crested Butte, CO at 8,909ft.

What are people saying about our coffee?

Putting the sustainability into convenience.

Forbes

All-around best instant coffee. It’s nicely balanced, neither too acidic nor bitter, with just a touch of roasty notes in its finish.

Outside Magazine

Did not disappoint, a delightful and quick cup of coffee.

Barista Magazine

This instant coffee is impressive enough to fool an unsuspecting consumer. Color us both caffeinated and impressed!

Outdoor Gear Lab

First Ascent comes with a price and flavor associated with craft quality.

Adventure Journal

We compiled 10 brands familiar in the outdoor industry. Who makes your favorite instant coffee?

46% said First Ascent

SNEWS

We're Coffee Nerds

Years of experience and a commitment to provide our mountain community with a superb cup of joe

About Us

Ambassadors

Brette Harrington

Leilani Bruntz

Graham Zimmerman