It was the first week of college, and I felt funky. Ostracized to Baits II housing, I decided to hit the town as a fresh blood and search for a hipster coffee shop with the hopes of preventing alienation from creeping in at all corners.

Trying to convince myself that at I was a maverick, I traveled off of central campus and down Liberty Street until I stumbled upon RoosRoast. Feeling fragile, I walked in, and I immediately noticed a man sitting at a Pacman machine, latté in hand: An absolute vibe. Having wrote my college app essay about Pacman as an outlet for feeling stress, I gasped while turning towards the coffee bar, scanning the space. This moment serves as an emblem of my entry into finally feeling like an actual college human — the quaint atmosphere precisely matched the funkiness I was feeling in the most attractive, comforting way. I sipped the smooth coffee, examining the enthralling RoosRoast merchandise and the skills of my fellow Pacman comrade. The rest is history.    

That’s the glory of RoosRoast: It’s funky and it’s welcoming. The eccentric artwork and the wacky coffee blends with names like “Lobster Butter Love” and “Bad Ass Women” make RoosRoast instinctually groovy, inviting honest moments of friendship, self-reflection, and grinding through tasks and thoughts.

John Roos, the self-taught mastermind behind RoosRoast’s artwork, imports coffee beans from all over the world to make phenomenal coffee with The Loring Smart Roaster, which reduces energy consumption by 80 percent (compared to the average roaster). RoosRoast coffee is carried at local restaurants like Jerusalem Garden, all the way to bigger vendors like Plum Market and Whole Foods. RoosRoast ships across the country, sharing their kooky, loving vibes with every roast, and comforting coffee lovers everywhere.


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