Northern Michigan’s growing coffee scene includes a number of roasters—shops sourcing and then roasting their own beans in-house vs. buying them ready-to-brew from wholesalers. Check out these 20 boutique roasters creating nuanced coffees throughout the North, from Traverse City and Bellaire to the Upper Peninsula.

Coffee by Steph
Grayling | Coffee by Steph Website
A woman-owned roaster supporting women-owned suppliers worldwide, serving high-quality coffee in downtown Grayling.

Contrast Coffee
Marquette/Ironwood/Iron River/Iron Mountain | Contrast Website
A collection of community-centric coffee shops setting roots in some of the Upper Peninsula’s most iconic towns.

Dead River Coffee Roasters
Marquette | Dead River Website
Woman-owned and operated roaster in downtown Marquette, just a couple blocks from Lake Superior.

Espresso Bay
Traverse City | Espresso Bay Website
Located on Front Street in downtown Traverse City, this all-encompassing, classic coffee house has something for everyone.

Fortunate Coffee Co.
Traverse City | Fortunate Website
Fortunate Coffee Co. is the current iteration of what many folks came to know as BLK MRKT Coffee, Chuck Korson’s beloved roaster formerly located in the Warehouse District of Traverse City. Products are now sold online only.

Freedom Hill Coffee Roasters
Bellaire | Freedom Hill Website
This veteran-owned, e-commerce-driven roaster advocates for the mental health of veterans and military service members across the country.

Higher Grounds Coffee
Traverse City | Higher Grounds Website
One of Northern Michigan’s most well-known, community-centric, socially conscious roasters. Located at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

Photo by Nick Loud

Keweenaw Coffee Works
Keweenaw Peninsula | Keweenaw Coffee Website
One of the northernmost roasters in Michigan, offering a variety of small-batch specialty coffees.

Lake Charlevoix Coffee Co.
Boyne City | Lake Charlevoix Website
Local roaster with well-placed locations in Petoskey (North Perk Coffee) and Boyne City.

Leelanau Coffee Roasting Co.
Glen Arbor | Leelanau Coffee Website
Largely considered one of the original roasters in beautiful Leelanau, with a longtime following of locals and visitors alike.

Les Cheneaux Coffee Roasters
Cedarville | Les Cheneaux Website
A small-batch coffee roaster located on the uniquely beautiful shores of northern Lake Huron.

Mundos Roasting & Co.
Traverse City & Suttons Bay | Mundos Website
A family-owned and operated high-end roaster with multiple locations in Traverse City and Leelanau County.

Owl Eye Coffee
Cadillac | Owl Eye Website
Cadillac native Aaron Fekete brings his far-reaching coffee knowledge to a new shop downtown. Fekete entered the industry as a barista at the age of 13, and since then has worked at seven different coffee shops. While in college, Fekete spent time in Uganda and later lived in Bangladesh, working as a roaster.

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Rinco Bros Coffee Roasters
Glen Arbor | Rinco Bros Website
Small batch coffee roaster that sources and roasts high-quality beans. With a tagline of “Elevating the Art of Coffee,” it’s fitting that you can find them seasonally inside the Lake Street Art Studios building or you can purchase their coffee year-round online.

Roaster Jack Coffee Co.
Traverse City | Roaster Jack Website
Considered to be the first direct-trade coffee roaster in Traverse City, Roaster Jack Coffee is a highly respected local brand.

Roast & Toast
Petoskey | Roast & Toast Website
A longtime staple in the Petoskey coffee scene, with a highly community-supportive philosophy.

Stockist Coffee Company
Traverse City | Stockist Website
This roaster is served at some of the best local food joints in Traverse City, and is now laying claim to a popular canned cold brew tailor-made for Northern Michigan summers.

Superior Coffee Roasting
Sault Ste. Marie | Superior Coffee Website
A socially and environmentally conscious roaster serving American and Canadian customers from Sault Ste. Marie.

UP North Roast
Escanaba | UP North Roast Website
An independent roaster serving great coffee from Escanaba.

Velodrome Coffee Company
Marquette/Ishpeming | Velodrome Website
An ever-growing, mission-driven roaster helping to redefine the coffee scene in the U.P., with a new location coming to Ishpeming.

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Photo(s) by Nick Loud