Baltimore’s Zeke’s Coffee is taking an interesting growth path, as it plans to open a third retail coffee bar, each in its own Mid-Atlantic market.
The family-owned company currently runs a roastery and retail coffee bar in Baltimore, as well as a coffee shop in Pittsburgh, and it is readying a new Zeke’s roastery and retail spot in northwest Washington, D.C., to complement a growing wholesale business in the area. The new roastery and coffee lab is planned for the 2300 block of D.C.’s Rhode Island Ave. NE.
Here more from the Zeke’s team on their approach:
Zeke’s uses only quality Arabica beans imported from reputable coffee farms worldwide. Our coffee importers are committed to quality, roasting and cupping daily to ensure that each lot they sell is up to their high standards. Once we receive the beans, they are roasted in small batches, in a fluid bed roaster. Great attention has been given to our roasting temperatures and blending techniques to ensure the finest flavors in all of our coffees. Since our roasting facility is so small, our coffee is always fresh, most leaving the shelves within a day or two to one of our wholesale customers or directly to consumers.
Check out One of Zeke’s small Sivetz coffee roasters in action: