It all began in 2002 with the purchase of our Genesee Street location in a relatively economically depressed area of Utica. The potential not only in this location but the whole area was seen by our founder & president, Frank Elias.
Another problem solving opportunity was to give folks in the area jobs to get them started and advance in! In 2005, a roaster was moved into this building with a goal to start sourcing and roasting the world's highest quality coffee. This was transformed over time into a busy and bustling cafe with the vision of partner, Heather Elias.