Beansmith Coffee Roasters Nebraska

By Shivana Maharaj
March 15, 2015

Chris Smith, Aaron Rauch and roaster Nick Tabor of Beansmith coffee roasters.

Chris Smith, Aaron Rauch and
roaster Nick Tabor of Beansmith coffee roasters. /K&S Media

Beansmith Coffee Roasters opened in 2010, this specialty coffee roaster sells single-origin coffees, espressos, and blends as well as coffee-making supplies.

Aaron Rauch is cradling a ceramic cup, carefully but skillfully streaming frothy cream into the ebony liquid to form a feathered leaf pattern. I’m in Sarpy County, fifteen minutes from downtown Omaha, in an industrial area that, upon first glance, would not immediately conjure images of delicately roasted coffee beans. But appearances can be deceiving.

Aaron Rauch makes a perfect cup of cappucino.

Aaron Rauch makes a perfect cup of cappucino. /K&S Media

Nick Tabor, roaster at Beansmith coffee roasters in Nebraska.

Nick Tabor, roaster at Beansmith coffee roasters in Nebraska. /K&S Media

Along with owner Chris Smith and roaster Nick Tabor, Beansmith Coffee Roasters has become one of the premier small batch artisan roasters in Nebraska, working with a host of hand selected producers from around the world. I sample a variety of drip coffee, hand poured through a Chemex including a Gelana Abaya (from Ethiopia) with fruity characteristics and hints of chocolate and nuts.

A bag of freshly roasted beans from Beansmith.

A bag of freshly roasted beans from Beansmith. /K&S Media

Set to open a high end coffee house in the Old Market in 2015, Beansmith is primed to set the bar high.


This article on Beansmith Coffee Roasters first appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.