Buddy Brew is a specialty coffee roaster with a passion to Brew Good and Do Good. We believe coffee should be extraordinary. We believe in challenging the status quo. Our coffee is carefully selected from farmers who diligently grow and process the beans to their highest quality, and treated with tremendous care by artfully hand roasting each bean to its individual perfection. We believe coffee is best enjoyed when it is freshly roasted and meticulously prepared.
So you have an unyielding desire for the most deliciously satisfying coffee on the planet? Then join us in our passionate quest for coffee excellence! We start with sourcing the highest quality beans from the best farmers across the globe. We follow that with the beautiful, messy craft of hand roasting, combining art and science, to bring out the full flavor of individual deliciousness in each batch. Next, we commit unwaveringly to bean freshness. We want to change the way the world drinks coffee. It is, after all, an agriculture product, just like the produce you eat. We believe it should be treated as such. We record roast dates on each bag so that you can enjoy your coffee at its best, at its peak flavor, within the first weeks of roasting. We believe in coffee without compromise. And we do it for you.
Because it’s about more than just getting a jolt or quenching thirst; it's about more than a sleek business plan or just making a profit. Our love for coffee, people and the pursuit of excellence runs as deep as our desire to make a difference in the world. The opportunity to make an impact on someone’s day, on someone’s life, through the good we invest into every cup, is the driving force behind everything that we do. We believe in challenging the status quo and doing things differently. We believe the details matter. We believe in creating exceptional coffees, delivering unmatched service, and building community. Because success is not a goal, it is a byproduct of intentionality, of a family sticking together and investing all they are into the common goal, Brew Good. Do Good.
Dave and Susan Ward
The first gift Dave Ward gave his wife Susan during their dating days was a coffee maker—and the rest is history. Dave and Susan spent years on the pursuit of great coffee, trying different coffees, joining different coffee clubs, visiting different cafés around the world, exploring different brewing methods and endless different coffee equipment—until they discovered that nothing beats coffee made from freshly roasted beans. Inspired and impassioned, they began roasting their own beans. One Christmas, as they gave bags of their home-roasted beans to friends, they jokingly created a label for the brew, named after their dog Buddy. People fell in love with the coffee, the name stuck and Buddy Brew Coffee was born. They bought a Diedrich IR-7 commercial roaster and started roasting right out of their garage with an online business. They opened their first roastery/coffee bar in Tampa, Florida in 2010. What started with one employee (Dave) and a coffee can on the counter as a register with a self-service cup- “put $2 in and help yourself to a bottomless cup of coffee”, has grown into a local phenomenon. In September 2012 the Buddy Brew Coffee bar at Oxford Exchange was opened. Buddy Brew is proud to be part of this legendary Tampa institution. Thanks to the enthusiastic support of many loyal customers they have a growing network of wholesale partner cafes and restaurants, two retail coffee bars, and an amazing team of coffee fanatics working together with one single united goal to Brew Good. Do Good.
BBC Park Tower
400 N Tampa St Suite 110
Tampa, FL 33602
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