For all my friends and family in Cleveland, Ohio: I came across this article & thought it might be of interest…
Cleveland, Ohio, roasting startup Six Shooter Coffee is taking aim at the Waterloo district, setting up a shop that will be open in the burgeoning arts community this fall.
Anchored by Cleveland’s iconic venue the Beachland Ballroom, the neighborhood is also home to two record stores, the Praxis nonprofit fiber art studio, the Arts Collinwood organization and the Brick ceramics and designs studio.
With a farm-to-table restaurant now open as well as a new brewery nearby, Six Shooter Coffee’s hand-crafted coffee will be an ideal addition to a scene where owner Peter Brown has already forged some exciting connections.
The Six Shooter Coffee space shares a courtyard with the Brick ceramics studio, and through this serendipitous proximity was borne an inspiring partnership. “They are going to make all of the mugs for our shop,” Six Shooter owner Peter Brown told Daily Coffee News. “And in a couple weeks, we’re collaborating on some gift baskets, where they’re going to make a mug and we’re going to do a pound of coffee.”
Brown looks forward to filling those custom mugs with Linea-pulled espresso drinks and Hario V60 pourovers. A method for batch drip service has yet to be decided, while options on the table include Fetco brew towers or hand-poured Chemexes. Meanwhile, another good relationship Six Shooter has established is with the Platform Beer Co., with whom the roaster collaborated on an oatmeal coffee stout.
SS fired up its first beans about a year and a half ago, on a one-pound roaster in Brown’s home kitchen just six months after he moved from Columbus to Cleveland. It was back in Columbus while working at Stauf’s Coffee Roasters that Brown took interest in the dozens of different in-house roasted coffees that the company offers at any given time. The fascination with origination carried over into his home-roasting pursuit in Cleveland, and when Brown discovered plenty of interest from people wanting to buy his coffee, he started selling to individuals before stepping up to roasting seven-pound batches on a shared Ambex YM5 and selling at farmers markets and to local groceries.
© 2015 Ben Gangloff
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