We started Thumb Roast Coffee simply because we wanted a good tasting and clean cup of coffee. We both drink coffee each morning and both are careful about what we put in our bodies. With something we drink every day, we wanted it to be clean and chemical free. After we began telling friends and family about our coffee, they started spreading the word about what we were doing and they too wanted a clean cup of coffee.
We began roasting on a stove-top in cast iron skillets and started doing research about different beans, flavor profiles and just coffee overall. After quickly learning that you cannot easily accomplish an even roast, we graduated to a home roaster. We again quickly learned that the home roaster could not keep up with the demand for our coffee. We began the search for a commercial 3 lb roaster. We looked from Maine to Florida as far west as Minnesota, even checking in Texas and Arizona. We finally found one 2 hours away just west of Saginaw, MI. As soon as we saw it, we fell in love. Not only is it a fully functional piece of machinery, it is beautiful and a work of art. If you haven't stopped by and viewed the roaster in action, you must! It's amazing!
Stop in and see us sometime! We are at 14 Wells St. Crowell, MI 48422 Our Hours
We've opened a gift shop in our roastery!!
We're also featuring a luxury line of products from Terra Wildflower!
We have small gift ideas, gift certificates, local honey, local REAL maple syrup, Wind & Willow Mixes, coffee mugs... you name it! Stop in during the roaster's regular business hours to see all we have to offer.