Downeast Coffee Roasters Morning Blend

THE STORY: Roasting coffee since 1953, Downeast Coffee Roasters sources its beans from all over the world but roasts all its products at its Pawtucket headquarters.

› The Downeast brand came into being after Michael Kapos, father of current owner and CEO William and grandfather of Vice President of Sales and Marketing Michael, added coffee to his pie delivery business

› Morning Blend was first made in 2016, although something similar has been roasted since the company’s beginnings

› Roughly 125,000 units of the product are made per year, and the 12oz Morning Blend costs $6.99 per bag

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› Downeast Coffee Roasters coffee was strictly a wholesale business for 60 years, but decided earlier this decade to sell to consumers through its website and grocery stores

› Downeast Coffee Roasters employs 28 people and it takes three people a few hours to roast, grind and package a bag

› Downeast is made from 100% Arabica beans