Dilworth Coffee® Celebrates 25 Years of Craft-Roasting Coffee

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Charlotte-based coffee roaster celebrates its 25th year in business this November.

Don Keen, founder of Dilworth Coffee®, Charlotte’s original specialty coffeehouse, announced that the company will celebrate 25 years in business on November 22, 2014. In honor of this, a 25th anniversary coffee, Willow Oak Estate Blend, and limited edition mug have been released and are available through the licensed Charlotte stores. Free with purchase of a pound of their craft-roasted anniversary coffee, this mug features the Dilworth Coffee logo, as well as the names of the legacy stores.

When Don and Alyene Keen opened the original Dilworth Coffeehouse on East Boulevard in 1989, they had one goal: to start a small business that introduces customers to Italian-style espresso beverages and specialty coffee. The longtime Dilworth residents, Don and Alyene Keen roasted coffee fresh every day in the front window of their small shop in the historic Dilworth neighborhood. The Keen’s passion was to provide exceptional tasting coffees by sourcing the finest beans in the world and small batch roasting to highlight each coffee’s natural flavor, as well as ensure unparalleled quality and freshness.

Twenty-five years later, Dilworth Coffee is known for their craft-roasted specialty coffee in the Charlotte area. Today there are four Dilworth Coffee locations, and the company sells its beans wholesale to more than 100 vendors nationwide. Though the company has weathered over two decades in business, Keen says they have never stopped learning. “Coffee knowledge is key to our success,” said Keen, “It is important to never stop learning about coffee and to keep pushing the standard of great coffee and what that means.” For Dilworth Coffee, that means great taste and consistency. From the beginning, the mission of Dilworth Coffee was to bring a better tasting cup to their customers. The company has dedicated a large amount of time to researching the different coffee growing regions around the globe and how to produce the best tasting cup of coffee time and time again.

In 2010, Dilworth Coffee partnered with Stockton Graham & Co., a Raleigh-based coffee roaster to help distribute their premium coffees across the country. Having formerly been a Dilworth Coffee customer as a shop owner himself, Jeff Vojta, founder and President of Stockton Graham & Co., was excited to continue the Dilworth history that he had so long admired. Dilworth Coffee is Charlotte’s oldest specialty coffee brand, and Stockton Graham & Co. is proud to uphold this long-standing Charlotte coffee tradition. For more information, please visit dilworthcoffee.com or call 800 835 5943.

About Dilworth Coffee®:
Founded in 1989, Dilworth Coffeehouse is Charlotte’s oldest gourmet coffee roaster and coffeehouse supplier. Dilworth serves coffeehouses, espresso bars, specialty retailers and cafes throughout the Southeast. Dilworth Coffee is known for its exceptional coffee beverages, fresh roasted coffee beans and unique proprietary blends. Dilworth Coffee has a reputation for exceptional quality and customer satisfaction.

Key Facts

  • Oldest gourmet coffee roaster and coffeehouse supplier
  • Founded in Charlotte in 1989
  • National distributor of craft-roasted beans

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Dilworth Coffee History - http://www.dilworthcoffee.com

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