Coffee roaster converting old auto shop on Hamilton Street
Arctos moving to retail site from small roasting shedMarch 16th, 2017
Arctos Coffee & Roasting Co., a Spokane small-batch, wholesale roaster, is converting a former auto-service shop north of the University District for its roasting and retail operations.
Arctos, which is owned by Jason Everman, will occupy 1,400 square feet of leased space at 1923 N. Hamilton, where Williams Automotive formerly operated.
“We’re just getting the roasting part of the business up and running,” Everman says. “Then we’ll slowly turn the two-bay garage into a sit-down coffee shop with seating for about 30 people.”
When the coffee shop side of the business opens, he says, Arctos likely will employ five people in addition to him.
The roasting company produces a proprietary blend of espresso, a nutty white coffee, and a decaf espresso blend, which it sells to other coffee shops and retailers.
Everman, who owns the Grind Central Station coffee stand at 8050 E. Trent, says Arctos won’t have a drive-thru window.
Arctos, which was incorporated earlier this year, got its start in an 8-foot-by-10-foot, home-based roasting shed, the company’s website says. The company name is derived from “Ursus arctos,” the scientific name for the brown bear species that includes grizzly and Kodiak bears.
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