First post, opening a shop, need roaster help...


New member
Jul 22, 2005
Charleston, SC
Thanks for the tips. We do have our hands full – the building is under construction and won’t be available for 90 days, then we’ve got 45 days to build out – so 4.5 months til we open! In the mean time we have to get everything done : permitted; designed; interior built out; Espresso machine, grinders and equipment chosen (along with a vendor), Roaster located, company designed made, signs created, menus created, paper supplier arranged, barista trained (somehow I doubt experience with our little home machine has prepared us), etc. etc. etc.

Phew! I’m sure that is just the tip of the ice burg.

Does anyone have any particular suggestions for coffee roasters in the southeast? How about equipment suppliers/suggestions?


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