Cooking & Food

Cutbow Coffee merges family tradition with a passion for coffee

Paul Gallegos, owner of Cutbow Coffee, has 30 years of artisan roasting experience, along with personally batch roasting over 70 million pounds of coffee! Combining his love & passion for the craft of coffee roasting, with his father’s love of fishing, is how Cutbow was born. 

When you walk into this charming and inviting coffee shop, you can usually find Paul behind the counter with his warm smile and friendly greeting, beckoning you to try one of their delicious specialty beverages. They offer such treats as the Cortadito Bon Bon, or the Gomossita, which consists of espresso enjoyed over a housemade marshmallow. 

In addition to being a coffee bar and roastery, it is also a tasting room, where you can enjoy public “cuppings” every Friday at high noon, or a signature tasters flight. 

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 is donated to the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, working to assure quality water in some of his father’s favorite fishing holes. “AGUA ES VIDA, Cafe es amor.”

As you look around Cutbow, you will find that the walls are lined with beautiful fish artwork and fishing inspired decor, as well as trinkets and treasures from Paul’s grandmother’s kitchen, such as vintage coffee pots thus merging family heritage and family passions together. 

Paul’s father always encouraged him to go after his dreams of opening up his own coffee shop, and Cutbow Coffee is that dream realized. 
You can visit the Roastery, Tasting Room, & Coffeebar located at 1208 Rio Grande Blvd just north of Historic Old Town Albuquerque.

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