Uncommon Coffee Roasters(UCR) is a small batch specialty coffee roaster in West Michigan. Since 1994 we have brought you the most amazing coffees from producers around the world. From working closely with coffee producers to cupping each batch that leaves our facility, we strive to bring you the best cup of coffee while maintaining sustainable relationships and superior quality.
UCR has been brewing Cold Brew Coffee for more than 10 years. Instead of pouring hot brewed coffee over ice as many people used to do, Cold Brew Coffee is brewed cold. This brew method uses time (sometimes up to 24 hours) and cold water, rather than heat to extract the coffee’s sugars, oils and caffeine and produces a smooth, less bitter and more refreshing cup. Over the next two years both the drink and production evolved, going from a weekly batch for the café to a number of batches being brewed and bottled daily at the UCR roasting facility.
As the demand and production of UCR’s Cold Brew Coffee grew, so did the popularity of similar drinks. The market gained hundreds ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee based drinks. Many of them over sweetened and filled with artificial ingredients. At this time, UCR saw a need for a healthier and better tasting RTD cold brew coffee option for people who truly love coffee.
In mid-2015, UCR set out to find a local dairy supplier who shared their love for delicious taste, quality products and excellent customer service. This is when UCR met Guernsey Farms Dairy(GFD), a Michigan based, family owned company with over 75 years of dairy expertise. GFD’s knowledge paired with UCR’s 22 years of specialty coffee experience go together like, well, coffee and milk.
In the Spring of 2016, UCR and GFD introduced 3 Cold Brew Coffee products; Cold Brew Coffee Straight*, Cold Brew Coffee with Half & Half, and Cold Brew Coffee with Chocolate Milk. These cartons can now be found in over 200 locations throughout Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio and Kentucky.
After many requests, UCR has decided to offer Cold Brew Coffee in kegs as well. UCR has featured Original and Barrel Aged on tap in their cafe for more than a year with huge success. Most recently adding Nitro offerings to their cafe’s Cold Brew bar.
To learn more about our company please visit UncommonCoffeeRoasters.com