From The Roaster
COFFEE FOR EVERYDAY
We believe in creating a fair and equitable workplace, employing people from all walks who have a common interest in coffee. We have made it our goal to create a brand that relatable and accessible. We believe that in order for specially coffee to be successful in the larger picture it has to be accessible and have mass appeal. Our tagline is "for everyday" and that's what we hope to become, your everyday go to.
HOW CONGREGATION COFFEE ROASTERS BEGAN
Owners Ian and Eliot met while working in New Orleans kitchens. New Orleans if known for its great food and restaurants, but the coffee was lacking. Armed with connections to some of the best kitchens in the city they set off to make the after dinner coffee as good as the main course.
They consulted some friends in the coffee industry, bought a 5 kilo roaster, two years later bought a 12 kilo roaster, opened their first retail location, and continue to roast coffee for some of the best restaurants in New Orleans.
EVOLVING COFFEE IN THE BIG EASY
The coffee scene has really taken off in New Orleans in the past few years. It has always been a hotbed for coffee trading, and of course chicory coffee, but only in the past few years have we seen more specialty roasters, and specialty coffee shops pop up.
We approach coffee from a culinary state of mind. We were two chefs that saw a need for something new and fresh. We are still waging an uphill battle against the mediocracy of the second wave shops that proliferate our city, but united, we, specialty coffee producers will come out ahead.