Northwest offers a few varieties of coffees in comparison to the other roasters but the quality and freshness is unmatched. It is typical to drink a coffee brewed from beans that were roasted that day. Northwest has two retail locations in Clayton and the Central West End. The Central West End boasts a more eclectic atmosphere and provides an opportunity to watch the roasting process that is not available at the Clayton location. Northwest also sells wholesale to Café Ventana.
Mississippi Mud Coffee
The proclaimed “fire roaster” of St. Louis. Mississippi Mud roasts beans from all over the world in its fire-roasting process. Mississippi Mud, a wholesaler, has a long list of retailers and a few notable retailers include The Mud House and Dierbergs.
Kaldi’s was named one of the top roasting companies in the US by CNN (read the article here). It has seven retail locations in St. Louis and one in Columbia, MO. In St. Louis, they are typically identified as “Kaldi’s” but Kayak’s Coffee in St. Louis is owned by Kaldi’s. Kaldi’s offers seasonal around the world brews, which support fair trade and offer unique blends to drinkers. It also offers its standard varieties of 700 Espresso Beans and Café Kaldi.
Hartford Coffee Company
Hartford, an air roaster, is a wholesaler and retailer. They currently do not sell to any coffee shops as a wholesaler (as far as what I can determine) but is looking for wholesale opportunities. Hartford offers many different varieties of coffee and sells Peabody varieties, which is unique in comparison to the other roasters.
Goshen is the only 100% organic coffee roaster in St. Louis. It wholesale sells to Pi, Straubs, Foundation Grounds, and more. Goshen’s organic products certainly fit into the market today that desires organic products. Because of its uniqueness, Goshen is worth checking out. Goshen reminds me of Northwest in quality and rivals Kaldi’s.
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Chauvin Coffee is one of the oldest St. Louis coffee roasters and sells wholesale to other retail shops. Two common retailers using Chauvin Coffee include Coffee Cartel and Nadoz. Its retailers consistently serve Chauvin’s flavored brews like hazelnut, chocolate raspberry, and coco-mocha nut. The flavored brews have a base of Colombian Supremo. There are various other brews though that are not flavored.