Sidecar Coffee Roasters, the name of a new small-batch coffee roaster in Cedar Falls, Iowa, is not ironic.
Owner Jed Vander Zanden is making deliveries out of a vintage sidecar known as Stella, which when not in use can often be seen parked outside the roasting headquarters at 109 Washington St.
The company began selling fresh-roasted beans late last month, and Vander Zanden is making deliveries while also maintaining some open house hours for walk-in guests. Vander Zanden briefly describes the venture on Sidecar’s website (still in development):
I love coffee. I love it the way the short funny looking guy in the movie “Sideways” loves pinot.
In my work life, I’ve been a lot of things–from a bike taxi driver to a teacher to a corporate “sales rep”. Now I’m embarking on an exciting new journey to bring great, craft roasted coffee to the cedar valley and beyond.