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LOCAL COFFEE ROASTERS at the University of Pittsburgh

We know coffee is an important part of campus life, whether you are a coffee connoisseur or just want something to get through that afternoon slump, we have 13 locations throughout the campus to deliver your needs! We are proud to partner with several Pennsylvanian roasters to bring a truly unique coffee experience to the Pitt community. Learn more about our coffee program below:

Founded in 1988, Sam Patti’s original business plan was to sell and service commercial espresso machines from his showroom in the city’s historic market and restaurant district known as The Strip. Soon the showroom evolved into a full-service espresso bar, where it has become a must-stop Pittsburgh destination. La Prima coffee is hand-roast in small batches to bring out the distinctive flavors of every bean. They are a certified organic roaster by Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) and continue to offer many fair-trade coffees through committed relationships with growers and producers. They stay close to the roast and put their knowledge and expertise to work to produce the best cup of coffee possible. La Prima Coffee is available at the following locations: Cafe 1923, Bottom Line Bistro, Bunsen Brewer and Morning Grounds

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Square One Coffee is a family owned, award-winning micro-roaster based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. With 15 years of experience in the coffee world, they believe that people matter, so they do their best to respect every person involved in the process of getting coffee from the seed to your cup—from the farmers, to the importers, to the roasters, to their baristas, and of course the customers. They pay premium prices for coffee (well above fair trade) and build long term relationships as much as possible. Enjoy Square One Coffee at the following locations: Café Victoria and RxPresso.

Founded in 2017 by a Pittsburgh-based husband & wife duo, de Fer is on a mission to bring amazing coffee and tea to more people–and to make the world a better place while doing it. They believe that coffee and tea are one of life’s simplest and most accessible pleasures. By enjoying top-quality coffee and tea created through a responsible and ethically managed supply chain—you empower farmers across the world. They promise to sell top-quality coffees and teas at a fair price, and promise to pay a fair price for the products they purchase. They promise to source responsibly and hold our partners accountable as well. They are committed to reinvesting in our community and help Pittsburgh continue to develop as a truly amazing place to live. Enjoy de Fer at the following locations: Campus Coffee & Tea in Litchfield Towers, Sutherland Hall, and Public Health Building.

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The Coffee Tree Roasters first opened its doors in Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania in 1993 as a simple coffee shop with a small batch in-store roaster. Started by the father and son team, The Coffee Tree Roasters paved the way for the coffee scene in Pittsburgh, and for all who followed in their footsteps. Currently run by Jean Swoope, and now a Certified Woman Owned and Operated Business, Coffee Tree has grown to include five company owned retail locations throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Area; multiple Coffee Tree licensed stores; a thriving roastery and wholesale division located in West Mifflin; and a full service espresso equipment and repair company called Espresso Solutions. Enjoy Coffee Tree Roasters at the following locations: Forbes Street Market, Coffea, and Bits N Bytes