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8th & Roast Coffee Co. will open a second coffee shop and roastery, announces ownership group Reed Hospitality. The new location in Sylvan Station, 4104 Charlotte Ave., will offer nearly 3,000 square feet of space for their in-house roasting operations and full-service coffeehouse.

The current location in 8 th Ave/Melrose neighborhood is a coffeehouse with custom, cutting edge espresso and coffee programs and an array of house made breakfast, lunch and bakery items available daily; it also operates as a full-service craft coffee roastery with more than 70,000 lbs. of coffee roasted in house per year. The team has direct relationships with producing country supply chains, allowing them to secure the best quality coffees at harvest and maintain that quality through their in-house
roasting standards.

8th & Roast was founded in 2009, and moved to its current location at 2108 8 th Ave South in 2012. Reed Hospitality, including Ed and Sam Reed, and Q-Juan Taylor, went into a partnership with its founders in early 2016 before fully acquiring the company in March 2017. Since then, they have been streamlining and building a foundation to set the company up for growth.

“Over the past year, we’ve worked to keep 8 th & Roast the bustling, cheerful coffeehouse that folks love, while in the background we’ve been building the infrastructure to grow,” said Q-Juan Taylor. “You’ve probably noticed visual changes to the shop itself and to the branding. We’re excited about that, and we have worked to improve the quality of the beans we roast and brew, the food we serve, and the customer service our guests have come to expect. We’ve taken the core values of our company: coffee, community and culture, and applied to them all aspects. We can’t wait to get to know the people who visit us at Sylvan Station and let the community there help shape the vibe in the coffee shop.”

Sylvan Station is a 26,000 square foot mixed used development that also will house the second location of Five Points Pizza. NovaCopy’s headquarters will be the anchor tenant at Sylvan Station, which is a partnership between NovaCopy’s CEO Darren Metz, and Will Tyner and Kenneth Powers of Commercial Realty Services.

“The Charlotte Ave corridor continues to be one of the most dynamic in the city and we are very excited to welcome local businesses like 8th & Roast to this area,” said Kenneth Powers, founder and president of Commercial Realty Services.

In addition to planning the Sylvan Station coffeehouse, the Reed Hospitality team has been growing the wholesale business by not only supplying coffee to local restaurants, cafes, and hotels, but also providing training, equipment maintenance, and quality control efforts. The company also launched online coffee sales this year.

“The increased roasting capacity at the new location will allow that area of the business to grow,” said Ed Reed. “We are able to create custom blends for wholesale clients, supply large quantities  to high traffic partners, and send coffee to folks anywhere in the world, all while remaining a hometown coffee shop.”