February 06, 2023


How we started.

Co-founders Danny Borries and Seth Wilson sought out to dive into the world of craft coffee when they purchased their first coffee roaster in 2019.  Before the realities of our multiple drive thru coffee locations, they started experimenting with the flavors of beans and selling bags to their friends and family.  What started as a side hustle has grown into an ever evolving creative endeavor with a full staff of knowledgeable baristas. They had a sweet spot for dark roasts starting out with roasting Colombia, Sumatra, and Brazil beans. They created the recipe for their signature cold brew roast and started hand delivering growlers of cold brew to people’s door step! On a small scale, they honed in their new skills roasting unique and flavorful beans and enjoying the perks of having the freshest coffee on hand everyday.

During lockdown in June of 2020, they opened their first drive thru location in Teutopolis, IL at the four way as a pop-up shop within Teutopolis Treats.  We started serving our signature cold brew on tap and several roasts of hot coffee to enthusiastic locals. Our menu has grown each year, now with our own baristas creating unique handcrafted drinks to serve the demands of our customers.  Word of mouth in a small town served our new swanky pop-up coffee drive thru well as we started receiving more and more love and support from our customer base.

Now, we have had our own brick and mortar repurposed building in Effingham on South Banker Street and started selling enough of our coffee to upgrade to a larger capacity roaster and establish our headquarters. Our building was repurposed from a car garage!  We built a separation wall made of rustic repurposed wood to have a fully functional “barista bay” and now have a kitchen where customers can pull through our garage door to not only order craft coffee, but also a full menu of fresh bagels with spreads made in-house, breakfast, lunch sandwiches, soups, and weekly specials. Our roastery supplies several local businesses like Nuxoll Food Center, John Boos Showroom, Old Mac’s Drive Thru, and Altamont Foods with retail coffee beans. We’ve also teamed up with local bars and restaurants Open Door Diner, The Gabby Goat, and The Rusty Reel who serve our hot coffee, cold brew, and coffee cocktails. Now, we also have an online store where you can purchase coffee beans, monthly subscriptions, and merchandise.

Our team is made up of several driven, passionate, and creative people who have dedicated time to curating the quality of all that we serve.  Understanding espresso and grind, establishing our drink recipes, and constantly creating outside of the box specialty drinks has led us to where we are now.  We put a strong focus on the freshness of our coffee which enhances your brew at home and carries over to every drink we serve.  Our cold brew, espresso, and drip coffee is all ground fresh with attention to detail directly from our roastery.