Category Archives: Roaster Realm

Roaster Realm: Birch Coffee

August 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

Paul Schlader and Jeremy Lyman are creating a coffee community in New York City through their four Birch shops. Paul took some time to talk with us about their journey in the coffee industry and their goal of making a difference through their work. Share about your mission and vision for Birch. We believe the […]

Roaster Realm: All Things Coffee Fest

June 12, 2014

Coffee Fest St. Louis provided an incredible opportunity for us to meet some of our partner roasters as well as get to know new friends in the specialty coffee world. Thank you St Louis and the Midwest for sharing your craft and your passion to nurture a model that focuses on quality and economic sustainability […]

Roaster Realm: Noblesse Coffee Company

February 13, 2014

For this edition of the Roaster Realm, we head to the big state of Texas. Alex Isett, owner of Noblesse Coffee Company is a THRIVE Farmers roaster partner located in Lubbock, Texas. Like many roasters’ creation story, Alex and company turned a home roasting passion and hobby into a business. We sat down with Alex […]

Roaster Realm: Hoot Owl Coffee CO.

January 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

Hoot Owl Coffee in Tulsa, Oklahoma was founded in 2010 with a commitment to more than roasting outstanding coffee. This thoughtful roaster works intentionally to help those in need. In addition to benefitting our farmers with livable wages to support their families and communities, Hoot Owl Coffee combats poverty and hunger locally through its “Give […]

Roaster Realm: EÔTÉ Coffee

December 10, 2013 | 3 Comments

THRIVE has loved growing with EÔTÉ coffee from the beginning. The start-up, specialty coffee roaster based in Chandler, OK was birthed out of Todd’s passion for not only freshly roasted specialty coffee, but positive social change to benefit farmers and children in need. For Todd, coffee is a landmark for major life decisions. Each has […]

Roaster Realm: Two Story Coffee

October 23, 2013

For this installment of The Roaster Realm series, we take a look behind the roaster at Two Story Coffee, located in Athens, Georgia. Owned by Matt and Mike Bengochea, Two Story’s mission is to develop a relationship with their customers and serve great coffee while doing so. We enjoyed peeling the layers back and getting […]

Roaster Realm: Evocation Coffee

October 10, 2013

For this edition of Roaster Realm, we take you to Amarillo, Texas, the home of Evocation Coffee Roasters. One of the THRIVE’s partners from the beginning, Evocation is committed to changing the way you experience coffee and understands their importance in the chain. Roman and Amy personifies the definition of passion in the cup, see […]


April 19, 2013

Seeds Coffee is breaking into the specialty coffee scene in Birmingham, Alabama with a different approach to how coffee shops are operated. If you visit Seeds one of the first things that you will notice is the community environment that the crew at Seeds has worked hard at establishing. Seeds Coffee strives not only to […]


April 2, 2013

For this edition of the Roaster Realm, we are profiling a true pioneer in the coffee world, Mike McKim, owner of Cuvée Coffee. Mike is a veteran in the specialty coffee arena and an early adopter of a true direct trade model. Well known for traveling to origin than most roasters, McKim has a true on the […]

Roaster Realm: Safehouse Coffee Roasters

February 28, 2013 | 5 Comments

This week we are profiling Safehouse Coffee Roasters and owner Hunt Slade. We appreciate Hunt’s time, as he and his team recently reopened Safehouse after a fire destroyed their coffee shop and roastery in early 2012. Overcoming many roadblocks, the new Safehouse location has risen from the ashes but with special attention on honoring where they came from.  There […]

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