Roastery 7 is a small artisan roastery located in Brooklyn Center, MN. They are dedicated to “building long-lasting mutually beneficial relationships with [their] growers and importers” while providing “unparalleled support at competitive prices.” In 2010, Roastery 7 began a partnership with the Mindo Cloudforest Foundation (MCF) located in Ecuador and their “CarbonNeg offsets, Shadier Coffee, and a nascent Ecuadorian coffee growers association in a multifaceted initiative to make [their] carbon footprint net negative while helping to protect threatened Cloudforest in northwest Ecuador.”
DOGWOOD COFFEE CO.
Dogwood Coffee Co. is a local, Minneapolis-based roaster focused on ‘relationship coffee.’ There are many people involved in getting coffee from it’s country of origin into the hands of the consumer. Dogwood focuses it’s efforts on developing relationships with as many people in the sourcing chain as possible, ” whether that be with producers, exporters, importers, agronomists or educators. We want to travel to meet the people that grow, care for and harvest the coffee we roast and brew. It is our belief that the more people in the chain that have the same quality-minded approaches and sustainable living goals as we do, the better off we all are. We believe everyone should be paid fairly for what they do well, and that long term relationships mean we can all enjoy delicious coffee for years.” Dogwood Coffee is dedicated to learning the craft of roasting, highlighting the unique qualities inherent in each coffee. Coffee, like wine, takes on the peculiarities of each country, region and farm that it is grown on. Dogwood is focused not on blending coffee, but on showcasing each coffee’s nuance and variety. Click here to learn about specific farms and producers.
UP ROASTERS COFFEE
Our newest roaster, Up Coffee Roasters is located in Northeast Minneapolis and has been around since 1993 sourcing and roasting their own delicious coffee. Up Coffee Roasters is SCAA and Organic Certified and have won multiple awards for their coffee. Up Coffee Roasters is made up of Craft Coffee Roasters, Allied Products and Creative Cafe, meaning they’re experts in preparing and serving your favorite coffee drinks.
J. Arthur’s also serves and sells tea from Tea Source. The owner, Bill Waddington, is a “world recognized authority on specialty tea. He is the founder and president of TeaSource (1996). As such he imports, blends, and wholesales some of the finest specialty teas from around the world.”
AMES FARM HONEY
Ames Farm Limited is a farm with 5 orchards and 18 bee locations spread out over a large area of central and southern Minnesota. They produce high quality, raw, Single Source Honey, Bee Pollen and 20 varieties of apples.
Autumnwood farms began with the Daninger family in Forest Lake, Minnesota, and has been family owned ever since. Autumnwood offers a unique blend of the finest modern dairy equipment, while sticking true to the natural dairy product of the early 1900s farm. Autumnwood stands by its commitment to natural “goodness and freshness” in all their products – from “the grass to the glass,” as the cow’s milk is processed and bottled on site and delivered fresh. J. Arthur’s is proud to use their whole, non-homogenized and skim milks in our coffee.
CASTLE ROCK ORGANIC FARMS
Castle Rock is located in Osseo, Wisconsin and has been bottling Wisconsin Grade A, vat pasteurized, non-homogenized milk since 2005. Non-homogenized milk is easily digested and when left in it’s natural state, the cream rises to the top, giving a cream line. The cream line is present in every glass bottle of milk they produce. We use Castle Rock for all our creams and our cheese curds, which they deliver fresh to us every week.