Memphis is known for great water which has opened the floodgates to the craft beer work in the Bluff City. Now coffee beans are becoming a focal point for artisans and entrepreneurs. Relevant Roasters just landed a spot on Harbor Town grocer Miss Cordelia’s shelves. The locally roasted beans are already being used at Tart Memphis in the Cooper Young neighborhood and the newly opened Bounty on Broad Avenue. They will soon also have their coffee beans for sale at Whole Foods on Poplar.
Relevant Roasters owner Jimmy Lewis opened his warehouse doors on the corner of Broad Avenue and Tillman last month. Now he’s busy hosting open houses for sampling and distributing to wholesalers and retailers alike.
“The roaster is on full speed, and we are ready to fill the shelves with bags of coffee that is fresh, flavorful, and memorable,” says Lewis.
If you’re wanting to stop by and say hey, Relevant Roasters is having a Pop-Up Coffee Shop this Friday and Saturday, 7am-10am. They are located at 584 Tillman Suite 1 (right across from the gas station at the intersection of Tillman and Broad). While this shop is technically just a roastery, they hope to be open for the Nov 7th Fall Art Walk event on Broad Ave, as well as more popup events during the Fall and Winter months.
Relevant Roasters is just one of the most recent coffee roasters from Memphis in the headlines.
Reverb Coffee was named among the top new coffee roasters in the nation. You can meet the owner Jeremy in the video below:
We also recently profiled the newly opened Avenue Coffee shop near the University of Memphis, who exclusively offers Reverb Coffee. Meet their science rocker proprietor in the video below: