Made In Memphis: Relevant Roasters Pop-Up Shop

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 17th 2014 3513 0

There are two kinds of people: people who grab whatever coffee they can find on the run and gulp it like it was their life force…and people who act like they're in a coffee commercial, savoring every sip and admiring every curl of steam. 

Update: On July 21, 2015 Relevant Roasters opened a coffee bar on location at their roastery at 584 Tillman. They'll be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

relevant roasters sign logo

OK, maybe it's not that dramatic, but Jimmy Lewis and Sarla Nichols lean toward the latter. They have recently opened a local roastery so they can spread the gospel of good coffee: Relevant Roasters. The idea is that the shorter the amount of time between roasting, brewing, and drinking, the better the coffee. 

 relevant roasters jimmy lewis micaela watts coffee 
Jimmy with Micaela Watts, head roaster. (Roaster in background!)

Want to give it a try? Normally, Relevant Roasters is just a roastery, not a coffee shop, but you can stop by this Friday or Saturday morning for a cup for $1.50 ($1.40 if you bring your own mug/cup). There are a couple of roasts –  espresso, medium, decaf, or they can make roast you up a custom blend if you ask really nicely.

relevant roasters coffee cup

Buy Relevant Roasters ground and whole bean coffee ($12.95 a bag) at Miss Cordelia's, High Point Grocery, Tart (cafe in Cooper Young), or stop by the roasters to buy a bag there. You can also order it at several local restaurants. They'll be at Whole Foods in a few weeks. 

Go there:

Relevant Roasters Pop-Up Shop
October 17 – 18, 2014
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
584 Tillman Suite  Memphis Tennessee, 38112

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. AD says:

    Went by their pop-up last week and got a bag of their signature house blend – it is EXCELLENT! Prefectly smooth and balanced with great flavor. It has become our new household coffee! Way to to Jimmy and Sarla!

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