The Cracked Bean Roastery, LLC. (Cracked Bean) is a Specialty Coffee Micro-Roastery located in Manlius, NY. Our coffee is roasted in small batches to ensure freshness.
The Cracked Bean started with a cast iron pan and a craving for better coffee over 10 years ago. Over the last decade the search for the “better cup” of coffee continued with a converted popcorn roaster, Fresh Roast air roaster, and a HotTop Drum roaster.
In the winter of 2016 a coffee quest started. The Cracked Bean Team (before the self-realization we were cracked) flew to San Diego, California and drove to Seattle, Washington via California State Route 1. Stopping at every small coffee shop we could find. Not realizing this was the start of a Coffee Roastery, it was just a journey of coffee for self-edification.
Upon arriving home, the friendliness and willingness of all people in the coffee business to be open and sharing stuck. The adventure continued… Reaching out to New York roasters led us to develop a relationship with a local micro-roaster. He generously engaged us in many dialogues about coffee, brewing, roasting, and many more topics. Through a fortuitous chain of events a small commercial roaster was acquired and it was moved into the garage. Over the next year, profiles were developed for the coffees we roast today.
In the late spring of 2018, a small commercial roasting space was obtained and The Cracked Bean was born? hatched? cracked…….