Coffee-loving couple open roaster startup Theo's Roast in Lewisville
Dallas-Fort Worth has a new coffee roaster for those who like to buy local. Called Theo's Roast, it's a mom-and-pop startup from husband-and-wife Daniel and Meg Tamre, and it recently opened in a former photography studio at 189 Elm St. 108, in Old Town Lewisville.
Like many coffee roasters, Theo's started out in farmers markets, before settling on a brick-and-mortar to allow for larger quantities and a more established enterprise. (Although they're still doing farmers markets right now, simultaneously with the other initiatives, and free local delivery.)
Dallas does not lack for coffee roasters, with established players such as Cultivar, Full City Rooster, Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters, Noble Coyote, and Eiland Coffee Roasters, plus Lewisville has Edison Coffee and Relic Roasters, also in Old Town Lewsville. Fortunately, people like to drink coffee.
Theo's storefront is not a coffee shop, they do roasting only and do not make drinks. However, they often host coffee stands at locations such as Flurry's Mart and Provisions in Flower Mound, who sell their coffee beans.
Those who don't want to drive to Flower Mound can order beans on Theo’s Roast website and get the coffee delivered if in the DFW area or shipped all over the U.S. A $19/month subscription includes a 12-oz bag of coffee per month, which can be picked up at their Lewisville location, or shipped.
“Everything we roast is single origin, we can trace back to the actual farm, all highly graded, from Ethiopia, Honduras, Colombia and China," Meg says.
Meg’s background is in hospitality and restaurants, including Mesina Hof Grapevine Winery.
“Wine and coffee are so connected. I got my interest piqued by conducting wine tastings," she says.
Daniel is an electrical engineer, but is originally from Ethiopia, a major coffee growing area. Coffee has been a part of his whole life.
“Roasting coffee together was a big part of our family gatherings," he says.