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The Story of Boco Coffee Roasters

We have moved but our educational classes will still be extended 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 that got it’s start 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

Our company is a collective of amazing people striving to provide the best coffee

We all have different backgrounds but combined, we have years of experience in the food and beverage industry.  Meet our team!

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.


Chef Kevin Coffee roaster
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River Rushing is BoCo Coffee’s account specialist. They have been with BoCo since August of 2021. They were born and raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina but spent time in Greenville, South Carolina and Ithaca, New York to pursue an education in Vocal Performance. 

A barista by trade, their love of coffee and community has led them through a career dedicated to providing expert service and knowledge to all clients. Working for both family and corporate owned cafes, they possess a diverse perspective of the coffee industry. With experience in community development, their love for coffee extends outside the cup, as they’re passionate about sustainability and supporting fellow locavore businesses.