Taking a cue from the craft beer industry, La Vista specialty coffee roaster Beansmith Coffee will begin selling two sizes of air-tight, vacuum-sealing, reusable “coffee growlers” for storing coffee beans.
The small container will hold around a half a pound of coffee and will be sold for $19.95 while the larger size, $24.95, holds up to a pound and a half of coffee. The growler can be refilled with any variety of Beansmith coffee for 10 percent off of the retail price.
“Lucky Bucket Brewery has been doing the growler program with their beer, so that's what inspired us,” owner Chris Smith said.
The roaster will kick off the program alongside its new small-batch series called Veritas Raritas at the grand opening of its new coffee bar and training space, The Lobby, starting at 7 a.m. and going all day Friday, Sept. 13 at 12012 Roberts Road in La Vista.
Veritas Raritas coffees will be sold in amounts of 250 grams and packaged in small growlers. The release price will be $32.95 only at the grand opening. After that, the package will be $34.95.
The first coffee to be featured will be Karimikui Peaberry from Kenya.