Jewel Box Coffee Roasters Grows in Oakland
Brad Joyce, head coffee roaster at Oakland's Roast Co., is starting a new roasting company called Jewel Box Coffee Roasters. He just raised over $15,000 via Kickstarter and other crowdfunding sites, and plans to use the funds to build a new cafe to house his 1953 Probat L12 roaster. The cafe will be run in conjunction with Kate August, who is currently the bar manager at Pizzaiolo. While the two have not yet set a firm timeline for opening, they expect to be up, running and redeeming the Kickstarter premiums by next summer.