Pinellas County Florida seems an odd place to be affecting coffee around the country and the world. When you sip your morning coffee at a local coffee shop, you may not think about where the beans are roasted, and for that matter, where the roasting machines are made! Here in Pinellas County. What about the filters that affect the taste, or the flavorings of the coffee and/or the bean? Here in Pinellas County.
Ambex, in Clearwater, is the 3rd largest builder of coffee roasters in the US, those machines that cost from $3,500 to $150,000 (note roasters, not grinders). Learn about Terry Davis.
Kahwa, who retail coffee shop in downtown St Petersburg is a favorite morning stopping place, also has a wholesale coffee roasting facility that supplies many of the local restaurants and coffee shops.They’re one of a couple of dozen roasters in the Tampa Bay area.
What about the filters, that keep the grounds out of your cup? Melitta is here in Pinellas County. And
What about the flavors, flavoring the beans, or flavoring your unique cup of coffee? Monin Flavors, founded in Bourges, France in 1912, is also here in Pinellas County.
The St Pete Times publishes a great magazine, Bay, that’s inserted in some zip code locations of the St Pete Times six times a year. This morning’s Bay had a wonderful article about coffee here in Pinellas County. When you get to Bay, go to page 49 to start the article.