freshly roasted coffee

A good cup of coffee can make your whole day better. We make it easy for you to enjoy freshly roasted coffee, whether that means stopping in to visit one of our Ann Arbor cafes, picking up a bag of beans at your local grocer to brew at home, or beans delivered to your business. We’re dedicated to providing you coffees from around the world that will excite your taste buds, stimulate your senses and start your day off right.


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Winter Times, Changing Times

A lot has been changing this winter at our Main St. MGC HQ starting with the recent installation of our new Loring 35 kilo roaster which went in at the beginning of February. After 10 1/2 year of roasting on our Diedrich which I purchased even before MGC was open for business (or even had a name), it was time to make a pretty significant upgrade to our production. Interestingly, it wasn’t necessarily the growth of our wholesale business that drove the change, rather the continual and fortunate growth in our own cafe business is what it really drove the decision. As well, our production space on Main St. was getting more and more cramped and the new roaster allowed us to gain some of that space back. A lot of this has to do with the technology employed in the new roaster, and the efficiency of the burner system. Simply put, the new configuration burns 1/3 the gas or our older system while tripling our capacity, greatly reducing our carbon footprint. The MGC roasting team has been working continuously on dialing in each coffee we roast, while discovering new ways to unlock flavors we might not have gotten previously. All that said, I’m very excited about the newest offering, a Kenya AA from the Chomo Factory in the Kiambu County. This coffee has a citrus brightness, clarity and balance that is a real delight for all of us at MGC. It’ s available by the cup or in bags at our Main St. and Arbor Hills locations. A few other changes coming up: Arbor Hills is now open until 6 pm... read more

Colombia Origin Trip – Notes from the Farm

This past week, I had the opportunity to travel to Jardin, Colombia to visit several farms in the region where we buy much of our coffee, and to see the mill in town where most of these farmers sell their coffee and where it’s prepared for export. On this trip, I was able to bring along two people from the MGC staff. Fionn, our head production roaster, and Eric, the lead barista and trainer for the South University cafe. This was the coffee origin trip for both of them and part of the experience was driven by our company mission of connecting our staff with the entire organic system of coffee and how it moves around the world and eventually ends up in the cup we are serving. I last visited this area 4 years ago and much has changed since that trip, mostly in the way that small farmers have taken steps to increase the quality, and the opportunity they have to sell small lots of their best coffee directly to customers like us. In addition, these farmers are paid a premium for their extra efforts in producing these spectacular coffees. During our four day visit in the Antioquia region, we visited five farms (on horseback), tasted coffee from 13 others, visited with students who are sons and daughters of famers attending agricultural college during the weekends, had many wonderful meals prepared in farm kitchens and shared stories and business insight with our compatriots from small roasting companies from Ventura, CA to Brooklyn, NY. We were hosted by Vivian Vasquez, whose family owns and operates the mill in Antioquia as well as another mill in Narino where... read more

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