Small business Saturday shouldn’t just be once a year. It should be a habit for us or at least thought about when considering any purchase. Investing in a local business has many impactful benefits. At Banyan Coffee we wouldn’t exist without local support from coffee fanatics. We aren’t only a local coffee shop in Palmetto, but a local coffee roaster that started in Bradenton, FL. We have since opened our first brick & mortar coffee shop in Palmetto. Our coffee story, as you may or not have heard, started with one simple word: local. Folks and local businesses in the area believe in our vision and our coffee, so they invested in the product. We hope we can return the favor to others by purchasing more local items for the coffee shop.
What got us into coffee in the first place was to impact our local area as a small business. Nobody was roasting specialty coffee in the Palmetto/Bradenton area at the time, and the majority of your “local coffee roasters” come from other areas like Tampa/St. Pete or even out of state. When you buy out-of-the-area roasted coffee most of that money is leaving your local town. As a result, that money does not benefit the community. Many local coffee shops weren’t using small business coffee roasters because they didn’t really exist. Therefore we felt a need to start Banyan Coffee.