Like a lot of great ideas, Local Coffee started at a kitchen table. It was 2008 and Robby and Neesha Grubbs were hashing out the notion of opening an obsessively good coffee shop in San Antonio, which needed one. Specialty coffees were taking off, along with aficionados’ desire for excellent beans, good brewing technique and real knowledge behind the counter.
Within a year the first Local Coffee cafe opened in San Antonio. Customer loyalty and appreciation warranted opening three more cafes and the launch of our own roasting facility, Merit Roasting Co. We continue to source the finest coffee in the world, improve the art and science of brewing, and serve our community with integrity and professionalism.
We renovated an old warehouse in South San Antonio and opened Merit Roasting Co. Now we’re traveling the world, building direct trade relationships and bringing back extraordinarily good beans to roast, grind, brew and sell. By personally sourcing beans from around the world, we take responsibility for the quality of the coffee in your cup.