Dining With Denise Neil

Friday afternoon coffee break: Wichita roaster gets national award

One of Reverie Coffee Roasters’ beans was recognized in a national competition.
One of Reverie Coffee Roasters’ beans was recognized in a national competition.

Roasting coffee beans is an art – an art that Reverie Coffee Roasters is getting close to mastering, it appears.

Andrew Gough’s coffee shop, which has operated at 2611 E. Douglas since 2013, recently won a bronze medal at the national Golden Bean coffee roasters competition in Portland. Reverie’s coffee was among 700 coffees from around the country that were tested by 60 judges.

Reverie’s Boneshaker Espresso was awarded a bronze in the “milk based” category – an espresso category for drinks made with milk like lattes and cappuccino.

“I’m stoked Reverie was recognized,” Gough said. “My team really puts in the time to research and develop products, and this medal really showcases their efforts.”

Ian Miller, who also owns Little Lion Ice Cream, is the head coffee roaster at Reverie.

If this news gives you a bit of a coffee craving, you might consider attending tonight’s screening of “The Coffee Man” at Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. The documentary is about an Ethiopian man’s journey from his humble beginnings the 2015 World Barista Championships.

Reverie, Little Lion and Nitro Joe’s will be serving at the screening, which starts at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) Admission is $5.

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