A neighborhood café producing high-quality coffee beans and espresso drinks in the heart of Marion — Midwest Coffee Roasting Company — is one of Marion’s beloved local businesses. Midwest Coffee is located in a beautiful 1920’s Craftsman style bungalow on Spencer Ave., a street containing some of Marion’s most prominent 20th century historical houses. Midwest Coffee has won Historical Preservation awards for its restoration and conversion of the historical house into a local coffeehouse. Today, the coffeehouse entails a variety of cozy seating options for studying and socializing, and displays local art and news on local events.
Shari and Reid Boultbee opened Midwest Coffee in 2008, after spending a week training under two Master Coffee Roasters in Clearwater, Florida. Over the years, Shari and Reid honed their skills and developed their unique roasting method: roast only organically grown coffee beans, use a slow roast method, and only serve and sell freshly roasted coffee. Midwest Coffee states a simple roasting philosophy: bring out the unique qualities of each individual origin and blend by stopping the roast at its own sweet spot. Shari is proud to tell her customers that Midwest Coffee offers the largest collection of freshly roasted coffee beans in Indiana — and produces them all in Marion, Indiana!
Shari works hard to educate community members on the complex and intricate art of coffee making such as terminology, roasting techniques, and information on the history, roasting process, and varying origins of coffee beans. Shari encourages questions from her customers; she even promises to research coffee-related questions if she doesn’t know the answer! Midwest Coffee endeavors to provide the freshest cup of coffee to each customer. When ordering through Midwest Coffee online, every order is roasted the day that it is shipped!
During these last few months, a time that has been trying for businesses across the nation, Midwest Coffee has been sustained by their loyal customer base. Midwest Coffee continues to roast high-quality coffee beans and espresso drinks, though with limited hours and increased cleaning procedures. Visit Midwest Coffee at 1321 W. Spencer Avenue or order their coffee beans online at https://midwest-coffee-roasting-company.salesvu.com/.
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