Cape Cod Coffee Roasters

Photo by: Jennifer Dow

Naturally, the company’s six-person staff gets to try a lot of coffee. When each roast is completed, for example, a pot is brewed to see how it tastes and to ensure top quality. Molly, who handles most of the roasting duties, tries to complete all of her tasting in the morning as she is not supposed to have caffeine after 2 p.m. Also, when the MacGregors have attended coffee conferences in recent years, where tasting is often a primary activity, the duo has been known to get a little ‘coffee buzzed’. Lastly, in other news of a bold variety, Cate got married in July. For her wedding gift, Molly roasted the coffee to be served at the reception.

Of the many coffee varieties the company roasts, what’s the most popular? “Medium roast is really our sweet spot,” Cate says. “My favorite honestly changes throughout the year.” Molly says she often takes home the Kenyan roast, but Monsoon Malabar, with its cedar undertones, has been in high demand with customers. Does she have a favorite? “Usually,” Molly concedes, “it’s the one I just roasted.”

Cape Cod Coffee Roasters is at 348 Main Street (Route 130) in Mashpee. The retail shop is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Saturdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The company also offers tours of the facility on Thursday mornings; reservations are required. For more information about the company, visit capecodroasters.com.