Get Fresh Coffee Beans at These 8 Metro Detroit Roasters

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Pick your preference at Anthology. Stop into the airy Eastern Market roastery to select one of five whole bean varieties originating from Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, and Honduras, or order online. With Anthology To-Go, customers can opt to have their beans of choice home-delivered or handed over curbside. A monthly subscription service also ensures you’ll never run out of your Anthology fix. Just sign up, select your preferred grind, and wait for a friendly staffer to deliver the goods. Anthology Coffee, 1948 Division St., Ste. 102, Detroit; 313-355-4040;

Cultivate Coffee & Taphouse

Mindfulness is key at this Ypsilanti-based café. Beans are roasted on-site and infused with notes of cocoa, almond, toffee, and bright fruits, then packaged for your convenience, complete with a simple guide for at-home brewing. As with any purchase at Cultivate, a portion of proceeds benefits community organizations in Washtenaw County. Cultivate Coffee & Taphouse, 307 N. River St., Ypsilanti; 734-210-9365;

Drifter Coffee

Founded and operated by an all-female team, Drifter Coffee has a Divine Goddess Blend that embodies the overall feminist ethos of the café. The shop’s creative director and manager, Amelia Eramya, sketched a whimsical illustration of a tree personified as a voluptuous female figure for the bag, and the beans inside are sourced through Women Coffee Producers, a resource to help coffee importers source their beans from female coffee farmers across the globe. Drifter Coffee, 770 Woodward Heights, Ferndale; 248-629-4400;

Germack Coffee Roasting Co.

A younger sibling to the original Germack Pistachio Co. that was founded in the 1920s, Germack Coffee has been operating as a small-batch roastery in Eastern Market for more than a decade. Today, Germack offers a range of single-origin beans sourced from the Pacific and South and Central America and beyond, as well as signature blends inspired by local landmarks. Try the Ambassador, an espresso blend of African, Central American, and South American coffees that’s said to be the company’s “bridge between old-world tradition and modern adventure.” Germack Coffee Roasting Co., 2517 Russell St., Detroit; 313-784-9484;

Narrow Way Café & Shop

Initially launched as an extension of Straight Gate International Church as a coffee shop for members of the church congregation, Narrow Way soon became a gathering spot for the Detroit community at large. The Black-owned, family-run business worked closely with Zingerman’s Coffee Co. to develop bags of light, medium, and dark roasts that would keep its customers energized all day long. Narrow Way Café & Shop, 19331 Livernois St., Detroit; 313-397-7727;

New Order Coffee Roasters

Expect the same bright and playful energy that you’ll find inside of New Order café with the roastery’s array of take-home beans. Blends are infused with sweet and unexpected notes, such as truffle, cherry nougat, custard, toasted marshmallow, and even blueberry muffin. What’s more is that New Order offers blends by the bag, or K-Cup pods — for those who brew with a Keurig. New Order Coffee Roasters, 30955 Woodward Ave., Ste. 715, Royal Oak; 313-784-9164;

Oloman Café

By supporting this Hamtramck hybrid coffee shop and art gallery, you also have the opportunity to support another Detroit-area business. Purchase a bag of Burundi, a single-origin whole bean coffee by Baobab Fare, the highly anticipated East African restaurant coming to Detroit’s New Center neighborhood. The bag represents Baobab Fare’s East African roots, but is roasted and packed right in Detroit. Oloman Café, 10215 Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck; 313-800-5089; 

Qahwah House

With a new location in Brooklyn, New York, and a third spot opening on Dearborn’s west side, Qahwah House is spreading the art of Yemeni coffee near and far. Bring the rich flavor of Arabia into your own home with the café’s dark and medium roasts. There’s also a Cardamom Blend, as well as a Custom Blend that allows you to tailor your beans to your palate. Qahwah House, 6655 Schaefer Road, Dearborn; 313-908-4521;

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