The fun-loving Florida coffee company Banyan Coffee has parked its 1984 Cushman Truckster in order to open a full brick-and-mortar roastery cafe in Manatee County.
“Our goal was to allow people to come see the roasting process through a 12-by-4-foot glass viewing window,” said Schmitt. “It’d be kind of the same setup if you went to a distillery or a brewery, where you can see behind the scenes while enjoying a good cup of coffee or while waiting for your cup of coffee to be made.”
Meanwhile the new shop prominently features the Ground Control brewer and a Brood cold nitro coffee tap system.
“Where we’re at, not many people have this type of equipment,” said Schmitt. “I wanted to open up people’s eyes and see how coffee has advanced.”