Metro Coffee Company is opening its newest location, ‘The Roastery.’ The Roastery will serve as a pop-in/drive-thru location that will also sell coffee beans roasted in-house by the owners of Metro themselves.
According to a press release from Metro, The Roastery will offer its full selection of hot and cold beverages, as well as bagels and cream cheese, in addition to bags of their coffee that are available wholesale at the location.
Metro Coffee Company, opened in 2002, has been a fixture of downtown Casper for two decades. For years, it was more than just a place to get a cup of coffee. Metro Coffee Co. played host to a variety of art shows, intimate concerts, and more. It established itself as a fixture of Downtown Casper and, now, it will continue to establish itself as a fixture of Casper as a whole.
In 2017, Sean Peverley took up ownership of the coffee shop and immediately began brainstorming how to take Metro to the next level. In December of 2020, Metro opened its east side location and now, with The Roastery, Peverley hopes to give customers the opportunity to bring a little bit of Metro back home with them.
“About a year and half ago, we put up the east side [shop] and, in that same timeframe, I was talking to a different company about roasting beans for us,” Peverley stated. “They would roast the beans and we would send them our packaging and that?s how we could sell beans to our customers. But aer a while, it just became complicated.”
As the old saying goes, “If you want something done well, do it yourself,” and that is exactly what Peverley and his team decided to do.
“When we opened the east side, we had set aside an amount for a roastery, if need be, so I just decided we would start roasting our own beans,” Peverley shared.
And so, join Metro Coffee Company on March 7th from 6:00am-2:00pm for the grand opening of The Roastery. On hand will be all of Metro?s famous drinks, bagels with cream cheese, tons of Metro swag and, yes, locally roasted coffee beans.
“I know there are a lot of coffee lovers in Casper,” Peverley said. “Because we have a lot of great coffee shops. And The Roastery will make good coffee. The level of beans that we?re purchasing is a good grade of beans. My son and I both went and learned how to roast from a master roaster who is a major contributor to the Specialty Coffee Association. We?ve had a lot of input on how to make great coffee, and we?re excited to share it with Casper.”
The Roastery, located at 411 W Yellowstone Highway, will be open 7 days a week from 6am-2pm. For more information, visit Metro Coffee Company?s website, or their Facebook page.
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