Since 1994

Owner/founder Kurt Weinberger began King Bean Coffee Roasters in his parents’ garage in South Carolina in 1994. He was 23 years old and had just finished a stint in the Navy, stationed near Seattle. The coffee scene was exploding in the Pacific Northwest, but hadn’t found its way to South Carolina. Kurt, the son of restaurateurs, fused his newfound passion for coffee with his culinary upbringing. He purchased his first roaster and began roasting coffee. Kurt targeted the high-end restaurants of Charleston. Our wholesale business was born. Twenty years and three roaster upgrades later, King Bean Coffee Roasters is operating at a level that few non-institutional roasters in the U.S. are capable. We roast coffee daily on our 60-kilo Petrocini roaster and all our coffee is still packed by hand. We added our retail line in 2010 and our long-anticipated online shop in 2014. We're honored to finally share the coffee that lowcountry chefs have chosen for years.

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