Steve Arens founded Leelanau Coffee Roasting in January, 1993, and rented a space on Lake Street (now the Cherry Republic Soda Fountain). Steve’s brother John quickly partnered in the business in 1994, and as Cherry Republic and Leelanau Coffee grew, we moved over one block to Western Avenue, opening the new shop in 1998.
The cafe quickly became too small, so an addition was built. A patio and garden were added. Then the retail and roasting areas were too small, and more of the building was rented and the roaster moved again. Winter of 2006 saw John remodel the cafe into the beautiful space it is today.
Leelanau Coffee Roasting offers coffee drinks and beans in the retail cafe; coffee beans and merchandise via mail order; and wholesales coffee to a wonderful collection of cafes, gift stores, basket companies, and specialty & grocery stores. In 2018 we celebrated our Twenty-fifth Year. We are continually proud of our heritage, excited about the future and look forward to always bringing you the freshest and best coffee we can!
Below is a picture of the Arens Brothers in the early days of Leelanau Coffee Roasting Co:
We Choose: You determine the type of coffee: regular, flavored, or decaf. Every month we air bed-roast fresh gourmet coffees from all over the world. We expertly select a new coffee variety to be sent directly to you, every month.
Monthly, we ship freshly roasted coffee to your doorstep for a flat shipping rate of $5.95. You choose Whole Bean, or how you want the beans ground, and receive 10% off the retail price of the coffee.
You brew and enjoy discovering new favorite beans and flavors from all around the world.
You Choose: If you have a favorite variety you'd like every month, a subscription may be for you. You select the variety, the amount, and the grind; whole bean or ground.
Just call us to place your subscription order. We'll deliver it right to your doorstep for a flat shipping rate of $5.95 each month.
You brew and savor your favorite coffee each month, delivered right to your door.