Rhode Island: It's All in Our Backyard

Going national from Our Backyard

March 27, 2014 by lauren

A small company in Our Backyard is branching out in a big way. National retailer Crate & Barrel will be stocking Dave’s Original Cold Brew Coffee Syrup and Dave’s Vanilla Cold Brew Coffee Syrup in nearly 90 stores as a gourmet food item.davescoffee

That’s an enormous leap for the small-batch, craft-roaster from Charlestown. Dave’s Coffee makes its blends the old fashioned way – by hand – using a custom-made, 12-kilo drum roaster. Each batch is guided by the roaster’s senses, not an automated system or computer. The roaster tunes in to the sound of the coffee beans snapping, the amount of smoke and the color of the beans as they approach a finish.

“At Dave’s Coffee our focus is on quality and exceeding customer expectations. In this way, Crate & Barrel is a perfect fit for our product line,” explains Dave Lanning Sr., CEO of Dave’s. “We could not be more pleased to roll out national availability of our coffee syrup with Crate & Barrel. This is a real success for our team, especially as we work to expand the brand.”

Dave’s is a Certified Organic Coffee Roaster and is actively affiliated with Farm Fresh RI, which connects local Rhode Island food producers with consumers, restaurants and markets.

“We are dedicated to keeping things as close to home as possible. Providing the absolute best coffee, bought in season and roasted by people in our community is our mission,” says Lanning.