Kickapoo Coffee Roasters is a family-scale enterprise situated near the scenic Kickapoo River in the Driftless region of southwest Wisconsin. The foundation of their business is their shared values: connection to the land, consideration for the local and global community, and commitment to their families and those of their trading partners. And yes, there are a lot of coffee roasters out there but seriously, these guys are some of the best. They were named Micro-Roaster of the Year in 2010, they have been awarded the gold seal from Good Food two years in a row, as well as having many top-rated roasts.
Nothing was set up for a photo shoot, they just let me enter their doors (multiple times) and photograph their everyday processes. Though the environment requires a lot of detailed work, the atmosphere is very relaxed. And I’m pretty sure Caleb or TJ made me at least one cappuccino every time.

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If you’re ever in the Viroqua area and want your very own tour of the place – public cuppings happen the last Friday of every month at 10:00am.