The Roastery & Kitchen
At the same time, Tom’s advice to roast coffee kept echoing in my mind. In October of 2013, ten months after opening our coffee shop, we purchased a coffee roaster and made the transition to roasting our coffee in-house. The transition to becoming a roaster has shaped our identity and purpose. We became more informed of the coffee process and the people who contribute to the coffee we can enjoy each day.
After 2 ½ years of significant growth, we reached another major shift in our business. Our market was seeking a place to not only enjoy great coffee and bakery items but quality food in an inviting atmosphere. This inspired us to begin work on our third major initiative, a full-service kitchen that focused on serving delicious food made from scratch. Within a few months, Café Bean became one of the highest-rated businesses in the city.
From this point on, we continued to evolve and grow in all areas. Our bakery offerings increased year after year, our food menu became an Authentic Mexican Fusion and our coffee transitioned into specialty coffee.
During 2019 -2020, we began to build relationships with Cafeologia in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. This was the beginning of our passion for relational coffee. Relational coffee is the concept of working closely with persons in producing countries that are impacting the coffee industry through innovation, preservation, and fair compensation for all involved in the coffee trade. We are committed to partnering with those who are solving the present issues in the coffee world.