Forbes: Virginia home to two of the best U.S. coffee roasters
Forbes likes its coffee drinks with two shots of Virginia.
The business magazine’s website posted in Nov. a holiday gift guide of the 12 best coffee roasters in the United States that includes two Virginia companies.
The two companies that made the list were Lexington Coffee Roasters and Floyd-based Red Rooster Coffee.
Of Lexington Coffee Roasters, Forbes notes how the Shenandoah Valley company has been in the business of coffee beans since 1990. Lexington Coffee Roasters’ espresso bar off Interstate 81 is “heaven on earth for travelers to and from D.C.”
Further south, Floyd and its smaller population is considered an “improbable spot for a world-class coffee roaster.” Nevertheless, the eight-year-old Red Rooster now has a new roastery and café space down the street from its original space, the Forbes article says. Forbes also commends Red Rooster for commissioning original art for its bags of coffee.