February 24, 2013

Adirondack Coffee Roasters in new location

PLATTSBURGH — Roastin’ in a new location.

The husband and wife team of Dwane and Krissie Bast opened their new location on Feb. 4. It is located at 373 Route 3 in the Payson and Stoughton Plaza in the Town of Plattsburgh. 

The new shop features hardwood floors, a wooden counter with stone counter top, and wooden tables with metal-backed chairs. There are wooden shelves supported on a tubular metal rack.

A bank of windows on the north side of the building allows for plenty of natural light. Works by local artists add to the decor.

“We like it. It’s a lot brighter,” Dwane said.

The store features a small cafe, roasting room and still-under-construction storage room.

Beverages include hot and iced drinks such as coffee, espresso, lattes, teas, mochas, hot chocolate and Italian sodas. Baked goods are created by Krissie in house.

In addition to coffee by the day, Adirondack Coffee Roasters will also carry accessories such as coffee grinders and brewers. There’s even a one-cup brewer that uses fresh-ground coffee instead of pods.

Bulk coffee sales remains a big part of the business.

All coffee is roasted right on location. 

“We like that we have quality control,” Krissie said.

Dwane said they plan to offer roasting demonstrations. That could eventually grow to include tutorials on roasting coffee beans at home, he said.

Adirondack Coffee Roasters gets bulk beans from Africa, Central and South America and Indonesia. The current inventory is based on the growing season in each region. 

They roast between 400 and 500 pounds of coffee a day. The Öztürk coffee roaster is capable of producing 30 pounds of roast beans in 20 minutes.

Green coffee beans are loaded in the hopper and slide down to the roasting drum. The drum rotates over a bank of open-flame burners.

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