Celebrating ten years of great coffee and great friends.
The thing about the "old cliche" is that it is usually mostly true - that's how it got to be cliche. So, with that said, it is hard to believe it has been ten years since founder, David Blanchard, fired up the little red Ambex coffee roaster and launched Blanchard's Coffee Roasting Co. with nothing more than a passion for great coffee and the hope to share it with as many family and friends as possible.
Without a doubt, a lot has changed since that January back in 2005.
That little Ambex roaster moved out of David's parents' garage and found an unlikely home in Westover Hills. A thriving coffee shop grew up around the roaster, clients came on board, Ukrops came, Ukrops went, TaZa Coffee took over the Blanchard's Coffee Shop, more clients brought a new, larger roaster, the operation grew and moved to our current home in Old Manchester, and all the while the Blanchard's team and list of loyal fans continued to grow, all around a simple passion for great coffee and the relationships it helps to build.
We've come a long way in the past ten years with the help of a lot of really great people. We look a lot different than we did back in 2005, on the outside at least, but open the bag or pop your head in the doors of the Roast Lab at 7th and Bainbridge and you'll find what is really important - what has always been important - is the same today as it has been for the past decade: good people passionate about the craft of great coffee.
Whether you've been a loyal Blanchard's Coffee fan since day one, or you just found us this week, we couldn't be more appreciative of your decision to share our passion for coffee. As we spend 2015 both looking back on all of the successes, failures and memories, good and bad, we also look forward to many more years of coffee, adventures, opportunities and new friends.
With that said, we think a celebration is in order - a celebration of the past decade, the years to come, and all the great people we have, and will meet along the way.
Join us Wednesday, 18 March 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Ardent Craft Ales to celebrate the past and future of Blanchard's Coffee Roasting Co. with great coffee, craft beer and friends.
We will be offering a limited 10 Year Anniversary Release coffee that will be available by pre-sale and at the event.
We look forward to seeing you there!