PASSION HOUSE COFFEE ROASTERS & VETERAN ROASTERS EXPANDING TO BRAND NEW LOCATION
As continued partners, PHCR and Veteran Roasters will become the first tenants in the adaptive reuse development with 7,500 square-feet of operational space set to open June 2019.
The new location provides PHCR and Veteran Roasters with increased space for team expansion, additional storage and packing space for green coffee and supplies. The companies also have plans for upgrades to large-scale roasting equipment which formalizes and creates efficiencies in the production process.
The move coincides with rapid growth from both companies. PHCR doubled sales in the last year and is expanding to national wholesale accounts with the Logan Square café (2631 N Kedzie Avenue) and the current West Town warehouse (2021 West Fulton Street). Veteran Roasters, which recently celebrated two years of operation, is also located in the West Town warehouse. The veteran-owned and operated coffee company has grown quickly with an 350% increase in yearly sales and is currently building out its team of full-time military veterans. Both companies plan to expand their full-time salaried teams by the end of 2019 and will continue onsite operations during the transition.
“At Passion House, we’re focused on sourcing, roasting, brewing and serving the best quality small-batch coffees,” says Joshua Millman, founder and owner of Passion House Coffee Roasters. “With the new location and continued partnership with Veteran Roasters, we’re excited to now scale operationally while staying true to our DNA of consistent quality, exceptional innovation and meticulous design in our offerings.”
With the rise of craft coffee in recent years, Veteran Roasters connected with PCHR in 2017 to partner on the mission of hiring and training of homeless and at-risk military veterans in the coffee industry.
“We began Veteran Roasters with a single goal: do what we can to give homeless and at-risk veterans a place to work and regain their lives,” says Branden Marty, partner at Veteran Roasters. “With the support of our partner, Passion House Coffee Roasters, we can not only find and roast some of the world’s best coffee beans but further our mission of positively impacting the daily lives of our military veterans in the Chicago community.”
About Passion House Coffee Roasters
Based in Chicago with a café in Logan Square, a warehouse in West Town and future expansion planned by the end of 2019, Passion House Coffee Roasters’ goal is to produce nuanced, complex, and clean coffee while cultivating relationships with the farms. These relationships are rooted in understanding, knowledge, skill, service and mutual respect. The small-batch coffee company shoots for the stars when curating its menu, searching for the best coffees available at any given time and setting the expectations extremely high. Passion House Coffee Roasters specializes in strong relationships with farms in traveling the world to find the right beans from the right farms to get the right coffee. To learn more about Passion House Coffee Roasters visit https://www.passionhousecoffee.com/ or follow on Instagram or Facebook.
About Veteran Roasters
Veteran Roasters Coffee was established to end homelessness and chronic unemployment in the veteran community, by providing growth, skillsets and opportunities in the emerging coffee industry. Veteran Roasters teamed up with Passion House Coffee Roasters to roast great coffee and hire, train and pay a living wage to support veteran employees with housing, child care and daily living expenses. Partnerships with companies, such as Passion House, allows Veteran Roasters to find and roast some of the best coffee beans from all around the world while hiring more veterans in need of an opportunity. Every bag and cup of coffee and can of cold brew sold helps Veteran Roasters hire more homeless and at-risk veterans in Chicago. To learn more about Veteran Roasters visit www.veteranroasters.com or follow on Instagram or Facebook.