Meet the Vendor: Upper Valley Coffee Roasters

Upper Valley Coffee Roasters is a small batch roastery offering single origin, specialty grade coffees from around the world. They roast to order at their facility in Newbury, Vermont with a handcrafted roaster built during a long Vermont winter. Upper Valley Coffee Roasters is an independent, woman-owned business, striving to bring together all aspects that make a great cup of coffee: social, environmental and economic sustainability; product quality; and of course, drinkability.

Good Coffee, Simplified.


Their Story

Upper Valley Coffee Roasters was established in 2015, after founders Andrea Franklin and Chelsea Lynes relocated from the Bay Area to Vermont’s Upper Valley region, where Andrea grew up. Living in San Francisco for a number of years, they had witnessed the emergence of the craft coffee experience and enjoyed many of the great coffees that came with this movement. Following their move to Vermont, they wanted to enjoy the same quality of coffee with their close friends, family, and neighbors but quickly realized there were few options in the area. By deciding to start their own coffee roastery, they were able to make decisions for the business driven by their commitment to support product sustainability, contribute to the local economy, and provide access and education about coffees from around the world. In early 2016 their plans took shape with the design and fabrication of their own coffee roaster, which Andrea built with her dad at his business, Vermont Country Iron. A permanent facility, built in 2017 in Newbury, VT, allows Andrea and Chelsea to roast and package their coffee fresh every week for delivery to local businesses and mail order across the US.

Where to Find Them 

Upper Valley Coffee Roasters | 802-449-2759 |




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