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Welcome to American Coffee Trip. A journey to specialty coffee in the Americas with emphasis on those promoting sustainability and social responsibility.

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Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia



Lamplighter Coffee Roasters

Sustainability Highlights

🌱 Price Paid to Farmers is responsible

🌱 3 locations or less

🌱 High inclusivity/diversity within the staff

🌱 Milk alternatives available

🌱 Non-plastic straws available

🌱 Vegan food options

Lamplighter Coffee Roasters (Est. Unknown) - The backbone of the Richmond specialty coffee scene. The shops are well-thought-out and are all renovated spaces from previous lives. (e.g. car repair shop, warehouse, etc.). The minimal design and lack of additional stuff helps provide for a refreshing workspace or social place. They are dedicated to sourcing high quality, sustainably produced, unique coffees. The personal interactions and their ability to focus on each customer as an individual is noticed. Even more so the inclusivity/diversity of the staff is highly refreshing and adds to a beautiful experience.

Coffee recommendation

Espresso; Flat white with Burundi or Swiftwalker blend

Filter: Columbia Huila in a cool talk bike mug

 

26 N. MORRIS ST. RICHMOND, VA

116 S. ADDISON ST. RICHMOND, VA

1719 SUMMIT, AVE. RICHMOND, VA

Blanchard’s Coffee Roasting Co.

Sustainability Highlights

🌱 Price Paid to Farmers is responsible

🌱 Single store location

🌱 Free Public Cuppings

🌱 8 Origin Trips in 2018 (Nicaragua x 2, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Columbia, and El Salvador x 2)

🌱 Handshake (direct relationships) and Quarterly Reports on relationship

Blanchard’s Coffee Roasting Co. (Est. 2005) - Started in a garage, this Richmond roaster has been focused on honesty, trust, compassion, and all things sustainable for over a decade. While they do not have a “coffee shop”, you are able to visit the Roastery and buy and taste their coffee. If you are lucky enough to stop by on a Friday morning you can enjoy a free public cupping. Blachard’s exceeds most social and economic benchmarks. You can read about the details in a quarterly Handshake publication that can be found on their website. If you really enjoy small lot coffees built off extremely personal relationships with the farmers…you might be able to get one of the twenty-five available slots in the Exclusive Westwood Subscription.

Coffee recommendation

Filter: Honduras, San Isidro or the Costa Rica Hacienda Sonora (Available via theWestwood subscription only)

 

1903 WESTWOOD AVE, RICHMOND, VA 23227









Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia

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