Coffee has come a long way, baby. That Yuban and Folgers gave way to Starbucks and eventually a “third wave” of artisan roasters that treated the humble bean in much the same way winemakers regard their grapes. Now, that obsession has moved beyond a few pockets of coffeephiles Seattle or San Francisco to craft roasters all across the country, who source beans directly from farmers in Africa and the Americas then roast them in a way that best expresses their terroir. We’ve collected six of our favorite roasters in the U.S. that will keep you warm this winter and serve as the perfect non-alcoholic nightcap to any holiday gatherings.
By Jeremy Repanich