Justin Stearns buys coffee from Crissie Bast of Adirondack Coffee Roasters during their grand opening Monday, Feb. 4.
Coffee brought them together, and now they’re sharing that love with the North Country.
Crissie and Dwane Bast met in a coffee shop in Reno, Nevada in 1999.
The couple began roasting coffee in Peru, NY in 2007, and on Monday, Feb. 4, their journey with joe culminated with the grand opening of their coffee shop, Adirondack Coffee Roasters.
“We always wanted to have our own business, and we figured we know a lot about coffee,” Crissie said.
All of the coffee sold at Adirondack Coffee Roasters is roasted on premises, with a range of roasts, from light to dark, available.
Crissie explained that the roasting process brings the flavor out of the beans, so darker roasts have a stronger flavor but a lower caffeine content than their lighter counterparts.
The Basts didn’t just learn through trial and error–the couple have taken classes through the Specialty Coffee Association, an organization that holds conventions and trains participants about all things coffee, from how to pick beans to how to brew the perfect cup.
Although coffee is their forte, Adirondack Coffee Roasters also sells hot chocolate, smoothies, and teas.
And, straying from the all-things-drinkable approach, there is an assortment of treats hand-baked by Crissie, like cannoli and biscotti, available.
Coffee beans, grounds, and mugs are also for sale.
Adirondack Coffee Roasters is located at 373 Rt. 3 in Plattsburgh. They open at 6 a.m. daily, and are closed on Sundays. They are currently open in the evenings, with business dictating how early they close. For more information, call 324-2633 or visit adkcoffeeroasters.com.