After several years of home roasting, experimenting with one pound bags of green coffee from Sweet Marias and other online suppliers, and a few fun experiments…which included building his own roasters, roasting over a grill, and other interesting methods, Marcus started roasting in a professional capacity in 2006.
He received professional training and bought his first roaster from the Ambex brand. Not only did he learn a lot about roasting in those first years, but also learned more about maintenance, and started researching what he was looking for in a new roaster when he knew the demand was there for a larger capacity.
Ten years later, he was able to not only expand the roastery, but at long last invest in a Loring Smart Roast that has helped stream line production and has helped make roasting an experience that is truly consistent and a work of precision and art.
If you stop by the Roastery, you’ll find Marcus roasting, organizing, and fulfilling orders. Whether for local businesses, wholesale accounts, use in the coffee house, or for the daily orders that are getting shipped out, roasting and order management are a large part of his days.
Kevin, at Theta Ridge Coffee, has been an invaluable resource in connecting us with the growers and farmers – and therefore providing us with good crops and good sourcing.
For home roasters and coffee enthusiasts, Marcus offers green coffee in small quantities to customers who stop by and chat about the latest coffee he has available. He can also recommend brewing equipment, and most of those products are available in the retail space for a better home brewing experience. While not currently offering coffee consulting as a service, he does offer a lot of ongoing support for wholesale accounts and tries to meet the needs and answer questions and support to wholesale buyers as well.
Thank you for drinking Main Street Roasters. So grateful for your trust in our product. Cheers!