Venerable SoCal roaster/retailer and 2009 Roast Magazine micro roaster of the year Klatch Coffee has opened its new roastery, showroom, training center and headquarters, moving the company from Upland to 8767 Onyx Ave. in Rancho Cucamonga.
A warning to the color-sensitive: There is orange everywhere!
The Klatch team will be celebrating the new digs with an April 2 grand open house, including a coffee and beer fusion in collaboration with Claremont Craft Ales, a food truck, plenty of coffee samples and a geisha coffee raffle. The Inland Empire Thursday TNT finale will immediately follow the open house.
The new roastery adds a second orange Diedrich roaster to Klatch’s arsenal, tripling the company’s production capacity. The new facility will also house an SCAA-certified lab for coffee preparation classes, as well as hosting Q-grading training and exams. The education team at Klatch is led by two-time United States Barista Champion Heather Perry, Klatch founder and head roaster Mike Perry, and 2014 U.S. Brewers Cup Champion Todd Goldsworthy.
As for shiny new gear, the multiple training and education labs include a Victoria Arduino/Nuova Simonelli Black Eagle espresso machine, a La Marzocco Strada EP espresso machine, and a Curtis Seraphim brew station.