Artisan coffee is a trend that’s has pretty much swept the nation's cities. It’s no surprise to find local roasters in Milwaukee or Madison. But where you might not expect to find one…is in a garage in the tiny town of Hiles, Wisconsin.
Dave Roberts is working on an espresso blend for his company Rio Lobo coffee. But he hasn’t always been a roaster. At the age of 55, he made an unusual career change.
“My family had a logging business, and a sawmill business," Roberts explained. "We were about to sell that – that’s when I kind of gravitated toward coffee roasting."