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Jess and Jonathan Pressley, Ember and Bean Roasting Co

April 23, 2024 Tyler Mason
Jess and Jonathan Pressley, Ember and Bean Roasting Co
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Jess and Jonathan Pressley, Ember and Bean Roasting Co
Apr 23, 2024
Tyler Mason

Jess and Jonathan Pressley, owners of Ember and Bean Roasting Co, have a slogan they abide by at their shop: great coffee takes time. The coffee sold at Ember and Bean is indeed great, and an order at the shop might take a bit more. But the wait is worth it.

On this week's episode of St. Croix Stories, we're talking coffee with Jess and Jonathan, who fell in love with the idea of roasting coffee when they visited a coffee farm while on a trip to Peru in 2017. Jess experimented with different roasts and eventually honed her skill, and the couple chose to open a coffee shop in Jonathan's hometown of Hudson, Wis., in 2022. Today, Jess and Jon travel to different countries to visit with the farmers who grow their coffee beans to make sure the products they're selling to their customers here in the Hudson community are of the highest quality. 

During the conversation, Jess and Jon share about the scary prospect of starting your own coffee shop, discuss their ideal coffee-drinking experience, and we're even joined by Evelyn, a farmer from Honduras who works with the Pressleys to grow some of the coffee sold at Ember and Bean. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this week's episode.

If you're interested in checking out Ember and Bean, you can find it at 117 Commercial Street, just off of 2nd Street in downtown Hudson.

Follow St. Croix Stories on Facebook and Instagram, and hear all episodes at stcroixstories.com.

Show Notes

Jess and Jonathan Pressley, owners of Ember and Bean Roasting Co, have a slogan they abide by at their shop: great coffee takes time. The coffee sold at Ember and Bean is indeed great, and an order at the shop might take a bit more. But the wait is worth it.

On this week's episode of St. Croix Stories, we're talking coffee with Jess and Jonathan, who fell in love with the idea of roasting coffee when they visited a coffee farm while on a trip to Peru in 2017. Jess experimented with different roasts and eventually honed her skill, and the couple chose to open a coffee shop in Jonathan's hometown of Hudson, Wis., in 2022. Today, Jess and Jon travel to different countries to visit with the farmers who grow their coffee beans to make sure the products they're selling to their customers here in the Hudson community are of the highest quality. 

During the conversation, Jess and Jon share about the scary prospect of starting your own coffee shop, discuss their ideal coffee-drinking experience, and we're even joined by Evelyn, a farmer from Honduras who works with the Pressleys to grow some of the coffee sold at Ember and Bean. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this week's episode.

If you're interested in checking out Ember and Bean, you can find it at 117 Commercial Street, just off of 2nd Street in downtown Hudson.

Follow St. Croix Stories on Facebook and Instagram, and hear all episodes at stcroixstories.com.