Brown's Cafe closes but coffee roasting lives on

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Neal gives a batch the sniff and color test
to determine when it is roasted to perfection
Photo by Marc Weinberg

By Diane Hettrick and Marc Weinberg

We are sad to announce that Brown's Cafe in North City, at 179th and 15th NE, featured in our "Coffee with a Friend" series, has closed its doors.

Owner Neal Brown told me, "My plans for the future are to keep my roasting company going, as roasting is my forte, NOT running a cafe."

Neal has been roasting coffee for nine years and he isn't about to give that up now.  Times have changed for being in the storefront retail business offering food and beverages and he has decided to terminate that.  

He is, however going to continue roasting and selling coffee and will move his roasting operations to a new, non-retail location.  For those loyal coffee lovers of Brown & Co. "fresh roasted coffee", you can purchase your java on line at BrownsCoffee. This will be the only place to satisfy your craving for Neal's special blends.

Brown's Cafe has been closed for about a month, but Neal opened the doors one more time, as a scheduled venue for the North City Jazz Walk.


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