It has been an exciting time at Red Cedar Coffee Co.
In July 2021, we broke ground on a new coffee roasting facility a little over half a mile away from our original location. For the last 10 years we had been operating out of two buildings—one as the coffee roastery and the other as our office/retail shop—and it was time for us to move to a permanent home.
On March 17, 2022, our new location was completed enough so that we could move our office and retail shop. After going through the approval process with the county health department and the city, we began selling drinks at our coffee bar.
Construction continued at the new building while we roasted coffee at the original location. Supply chain interruptions delayed the arrival of new equipment along with finalizing construction on the building.
By Thanksgiving weekend, we received the needed approval to begin roasting in the new building. Of course, this meant that we were going to have to move right in the middle of the busy holiday season. Certainly not what we initially planned earlier in the year!
On December 22, 2022, we dismantled our original roasting facility and relocated the heavy equipment with the help of a great group of riggers. This move included a one-ton roaster, towmotors, packaging equipment, tables, pallet racking, and pallets of green coffee and packaging supplies. Once at the new location, we worked to re-assemble the racking and equipment, connected the roaster to the gas and electric line, and vent it through the roof.
On December 31, 2022, we roasted our first batches of coffee in the new building. It was a perfect way to close out the year!
When you visit our location, you can enjoy a cup of coffee, or pick up a pound, just steps away from where it was roasted. Visit during the week and you might catch a glimpse of us roasting!
Red Cedar Coffee Co.
Roastery & Coffee Bar
1185 W Bagley Road, Berea, OH 44017