In 2013, amidst a frenzy of scribbled out drawings on napkins, a loose business plan in a google doc, many lists of names/color schemes/logo sketches, and lots of coffee tasting, our first coffee shop (North Perk Coffee) was born. Like so many ventures, it took a leap of faith (would it work?) and confidence (an English degree is kind of like a business degree!?) but stepping out onto the ledge has been so, so worth it. Through coffee, we have been able to carve out a life in the best place on earth. A life that encompasses hard work, passion, people, travel and early mornings. Our goal from day one has been to serve and prepare excellent coffee in a warm, inviting environment - one you want to savor and share with others. When we often find ourselves in one of our shops on a day off, we know we are doing something right.
After working in the setting of a coffee shop for just over a year and a half, we got the itch to start roasting for ourselves. We started out with small batches, all 5lb batches or less, and this endeavor eventually became the current iteration of Lake Charlevoix Coffee Company. John has become our master roaster, learning, reading, & continually perfecting each blend/roast.