AJ Coffee Company: Dallas, TX

October 29, 2012 · Filed Under Community, DFW, Roasters, TX-Coffee · Comment 

Since my first post here back in January of 2007, I’ve written a lot of posts, tasted a lot of coffee (some good, some not so good), written about shops and roasters across this great state. All it took to get a mention was to send us an email letting us know about you.

I haven’t talked much about my own ventures in coffee, as I never really intended to make this blog about myself, but about the Texas coffee culture as a whole. However, my own ventures are not excluded from the Texas coffee scene, and I figured it’s high time I introduced AJ Coffee Company (http://www.ajcoffeeco.com).

You may have noticed the little AJ Coffee Co ad to the right in our sidebar above the EspressoTrainer.com ad (which is also mine, but that’s for another post).

AJ Coffee Company has long been a dream that became the early stages of a reality in the summer of 2010. The dream was (and still is) bigger than just a tiny wholesale and online retail roasting company, but this is what we were able to do at the time.

It started in Lubbock, TX, where I lived when this website (and my career in specialty coffee) got started, and I moved back to Dallas in the Spring of this year with my family, bringing AJ Coffee Company with us.

My commitment to relationships, coffee ethics, sustainability, and quality is as strong as ever. These are the backbone of this company.

Our roasterie is located in the Lake Highlands neighborhood in the office park at the NW corner of Plano Rd. and Miller. Visits by appointment only. (one day, I hope it can be more)

AJ Coffee Company
10725 Plano Rd., Ste. 400
Dallas, TX 75238

Coffee Updates: Ft. Worth

November 2, 2009 · Filed Under Coffee Industry, DFW, News, Retailers · 2 Comments 

I received an email a few days ago from a Mr. Latchaw letting us know about a few changes in Ft. Worth.

Just a coffee drinker from fort worth, wanted to add some suggestions. Eurotaza and Panther City are now closed.  The Gallery Art Cafe is pretty outstanding, sells locally roasted Aduro beans. http://galleryartcafe.com/

Panther City being closed may not be news, but Eurotaza’s closing certainly is.  What is happening in Ft. Worth?

Gallery Art Cafe’s website doesn’t indicate much of an emphasis on coffee, but that’s not to say that the same is true in person.  We mentioned Aduro Bean over a year ago, and they are coffee people with passion.  The fact that Gallery Art Cafe is selling Aduro is a good sign.

Gallery Art Cafe
609 S Jennings
Fort Worth, Tx 76104


Gallery Art Cafe has been added to our list of Retailers.

San Antonio Coffee Roasters Now Kosher Certified

May 19, 2009 · Filed Under Publicity, Roasters, San Antonio, Texas Roasters · 3 Comments 

I got this tip from Facebook (via)

sacoffeeroaster_000San Antonio Coffee Roasters, also known as What’s Brewing, a company that produces one hundred percent Specialty Gourmet Coffee has gone kosher. The oldest individual coffee roaster in San Antonio, they have a full line of coffees from various countries as well as blends that they have created for over 25 years.  More…

Is Kosher the next big certification in coffee?  It’s been Fair Trade and Organic and Rainforest Alliance, and Bird Friendly, and on and on for a long while now, but a few people are starting to see through the marketing front that seems to have become the dominant aim these days.

Is there such a thing as non-Kosher roasted coffee?  What all is required to make coffee “Kosher”?  Is this certification significant, or is it another label intended to move more product?  I don’t have the answer to that, but if the goal was publicity, I’d say that it has worked already.

It also turns out that San Antonio Coffee Roasters is not already in our list of Roasters.  They have now been added.

San Antonio Coffee Roasters
138 W. Rhapsody
San Antonio, Texas 78216
Phone: (210) 308-8882
Fax: (210) 308-8883

Has anyone tried their coffee?

Rodak's coffee and Grills: Ft. Worth

February 19, 2009 · Filed Under DFW, Roasters, Texas Coffee People, Texas Roasters, TX-Coffee · Comment 




I received an email mentioning Rodak’s Coffee and Grills in Ft. Worth.

If this doesn’t say “Texas” and “Coffee”, I don’t know what does.


The story seems pretty interesting, and the slogan at the top of the website says it best:

Welcome to Rodak’s Custom Roasted Coffees and BBQ Grills in Ft. Worth Texas. We are a coffee roaster and we can help with all of your BBQ grilling needs. This is a fun place to come because you never know what you will find next!!!

Rodak’s Coffee and Grills is located in Ft. Worth, and has been added to our list of Roasters.

Rodak’s Coffee and Grills
FT. WORTH, TX 76110

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