Village Roaster celebrates 35 years in business.

Lakewood Business Celebrates 35 years of Success!

Posted 3/11/14

The Village Roaster, a locally owned and operated specialty coffee business thanks the community for its support. There will be a customer appreciation event at the original store, 9255 W. Alameda Ave. on March 28 and 29 from 10 am to 3pm to celebrate.`

The Village Roaster will celebrate 35 years of business this month. The business was established in Lakewood in 1979 by Gary and Maryellen Mencimer. At the time, it was a pioneer in the specialty coffee business in the Colorado area. The Mencimers, natives of Colorado had lived in the Pacific northwest when the coffee craze was beginning and got the idea to start up the business. The Mencimers operated the business for 15 years and then sold it to Maryellen’s sister, Kathleen and her husband Jim Curtis, who currently own the business. Importing fine coffees from different continents is just the beginning, they then fresh roast the coffee beans to perfection, a process that is as much art as science. They take great pride in their roasting – in fact, they were a founding member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America.

In 1993, a takeout beverage bar was added to the store on West Alameda Avenue in Lakewood, and as coffee shops and coffee houses grew in popularity, so too, did the Village Roaster. They offer other products, including: loose and packaged teas, bulk spices, coffee and tea accessories, candy and chocolates, and many gift items and gift baskets. You can purchase all of their quality products online, and they ship anywhere in the United States. Their mission is: To continually offer a high quality product, to provide a unique customer experience, and to have a well-trained and motivated staff responsibly serve our community.

The Village Roaster supports the community through donations of brewed coffee for special events and meetings. This includes donations to local schools, West Metro Fire, Lakewood Civic organizations, and the Action Center. The Village Roaster also has a coffee shop in St. Anthony Hospital and operates a cart at the Lakewood Cultural Center.

There will be a customer appreciation event, starting with a Ribbon Cutting at the original store on Friday March 28that 9:00 am. The customer appreciate s pecial event will continue through Saturday March 29th 10 to 3 pm daily. A special Anniversary Blend coffee will be available beginning March 1.

For more information please contact:

Kathleen Curtis
9255 W. Alameda
Lakewood, CO 80226
(303) 238-8718
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