Coffee Man will open its first cafe in Blandtown

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An Atlanta-based coffee and cold brew brand is opening its first cafe and roastery in Blandtown, a neighborhood in the West Midtown area.

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coffee manfounded by Diviner Hunter and Nick Lopezwill launch the coffee at 1192 Huff Road. It will be about 4,500 square feet, according to a permit filed in Atlanta.

“It will have a sort of beer hall vibe,” Hunter said in a phone interview. “It will be industrial and have a full coffee bar where you can enjoy espresso drinks, cold brews and all kinds of fun mocktails and coffee drinks.”

Coffee Man will also roast coffee in space and produce its cold brew products, he said. The goal is to open in early December.

It’s not their only project.

Coffee Man is also partnering with two local restaurants. She plans to operate a walk-in window at a new location in Break restaurant in Buckhead, offering draft coffee drinks, nitro coffee and cold drinks. The opening is scheduled for early November.

Additionally, Coffee Man will operate a coffee bar with Vegan Bar at Ponce City Market, which is also slated to open in November.

Coffee Man started in 2019 with Hunter and Lopez selling bags of do-it-yourself cold brew coffee online. It spread, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when more people were at home. They’ve expanded their product line and now have a robust wholesale business, Hunter said.

Coffee Man specializes in cold brew coffee made with real fruits and spices that are infused during the brewing process.

“We’re currently running a pumpkin pie cold brew,” Lopez said. “We have fun flavors like vanilla lavender and elderberry chai.”

Lopez added that Coffee Man is inspired by the craft brewing experience. “That’s our mentality when it comes to coffee,” he said. “We want it to be a warm environment that encourages craftsmanship.”

Hunter said the company’s goal is to make coffee accessible and offer something for everyone. He hopes to eventually grow the brand to five or six locations in the next five to ten years.

“We also plan to expand our wholesale business with our 10-ounce bottles,” Hunter said. “We make 10-ounce take-out bottles in four flavors: Original, Vanilla Lavender, Elderberry Chai, and Chocolate Cherry. We have them in about 40 stores in the Southeast…and would definitely like to expand our footprint.

Hunter also shared that the company composts all of its coffee grounds. “We definitely try to have an eco-friendly mindset.”

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