Just over nine years ago the economy had taken a downturn and Brian had been laid off from an airline job and Bruce was a contractor. Brian’s supervisor at that job was a home roaster. He introduced Brian to coffee roasting (yes on a hot air popcorn popper). Brian and Bruce were both avid Coffee drinkers at the S word franchise, and I didn’t like coffee.
The experience of drinking fresh roasted coffee sparked a new passion for Brian and all of the elements of a bigger design came together.
Our little house that we had only previously rented to others suddenly was vacant. Brian was out of a job and the construction industry had a meltdown. Boutique coffee roasting was starting to become more popular. So, on a whim, we discussed opening a coffee Roast House in our little cottage.