Thursday, February 22, 2024

Tour of Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters New Facility in Ferndale, MI

 Feb. 5, 2024

We were thrilled last week to have the opportunity to share the Ejo Heza story at Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters' (DOCR) Ferndale retail store and HQ. It's the fourth location for them and just opened in April 2023. It's an amazing 9000 sq ft coffee roasters' dream! First, there's the large education and cupping room where we got to give the presentation. The space is separate from the bar and seating area, allowing any event to be private. This is a departure from the more open stage arrangement in other DOCR locations.

The event space doubles as a cupping lab because of the cool long, hardwood tables on wheels and the fully equipped espresso bar with a sink. Along one side of the event space is a huge conference room with a gorgeous long natural wood table with inlaid coffee beans! I've never seen anything like it!

Another unique feature of the DOCR space - the commercial kitchen for baking their famous, one-of-a-kind cheesecakes. Have you ever had baklava or raspberry, white chocolate cheesecake?! 

In the roastery, it was a treat to see the old, 10 kilo Mill City roaster that I knew from its prior location in Rochester, MI. It now sits next to its new 'big brother' Probat which is a 24 kilo roaster. 

Nate Hamood (right), owner/roaster/co-founder of Dessert Oasis talks with participants.

Amelie Haakenson, manager at Dessert Oasis, sets up the cupping table.

Ruth Ann presenting the Ethiopian coffees on the table.
The new space has room for two roasters! (Old, small one in the foreground, new larger Probat in the background.)

DOCR and Artisan make a great partnership!

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