The Story of BOCO Coffee Roasters

This is not a simple tale. It has many twists and turns along the road. A fork here, a detour there… AND now…a new adventure awaits us as we open a Coffee Bar at our roastery and broaden our educational classes to extend to all coffee consumers!

We L-O-V-E coffee and we’ve traveled the world to find just the right farms and beans for our business.  

We’re ready to broadcast our message of the pleasures of a really good cup of coffee!

BoCo Coffee Roasters is a full-service specialty coffee roastery based in the NoDa/Villa Heights community in Charlotte, N.C. We roasted our first roast in Charlotte on July 1st, 2011 and have been steadily growing ever since. Our coffees are sourced using Direct Trade, by which coffees are purchased directly from the farmers that grow it. This practice assures that the farmers produce a high-quality product for a guaranteed fair price.

The roastery is open to the public and we happily entertain guests daily and are always eager to give tours and talk about coffee. We blend artisanal craftsmanship with a generous dose of science to identify the great characteristics and personalities of our coffees. We then translate those same methods and outcomes to our production to maintain quality and consistency.

The company is guided by David Haddock, a 25 year veteran of the Specialty Coffee industry. David’s achievements include his active role on the Technical Standards Committee of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) from 2000-2007 and serving as a judge in the United States Barista Championship (USBC) regional and national competitions. He has consulted many coffee start-ups around the country by giving the businesses training and mentoring them to succeed in the industry.

Chef Kevin Plumley, a formally trained Chef who graduated from Johnson and Wales University in 2012. Chef Kevin holds an Associates in Culinary arts and Bachelors in Food Service Management and leads the production of all coffee as Head Roaster here at BoCo Coffee Roasters.  Chef Kevin has many years experience in the food service industry, working his way up through numerous restaurant’s chains of command, finally leaving the hectic lifestyle of the modern chef to settle within the relaxing world of coffee.  Chef Kevin handles all roasting, ordering and sampling operations within BoCo Cofee Roasters as well as oversees the packaging and delivery of product to our clients.  Chef Kevin hails from Florida, growing up in the wholesale appliance world which gave him his interest in food service.  Chef Kevin also served our country by dedicating himself to a term in the United Stated Army as a Military Police Officer.

 

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Kyle Kennealy is our courier and has been with BoCo Coffee Roasters for almost 1 year.