Narrative Coffee Roasters began with a heart to bring high quality and unique seasonal coffees to SWFL. Our roaster, Caleb, had moved to Fort Myers, FL from Canada where he had worked in the coffee industry starting in 2010, and he soon realized the SWFL area was lacking in something he was so used to: specialty coffee. With his passion for quality coffee and the need for his own personal outlet to creatively enjoy coffee at home, he began roasting. He started roasting at home for enjoyment on a Whirley Pop Popcorn Maker. Soon after though, his passion for roasting outgrew his Whirley Pop; and near the beginning of 2016, he purchased a small sample roaster.
"Narrative Coffee Roasters began with a heart to bring high quality, unique, seasonal coffees to SWFL."
During this time, he and his wife talked seriously about starting their own coffee business. All of their ideas became more of a reality when they began to discuss what it would take for their dreams to be put to life. With the help of a few key individuals, they made the jump, and Narrative Coffee Roasters began. Beginning with a roasting lab providing quality retail and wholesale coffees, Caleb found it difficult to get a coffee shop up off the ground while juggling these other responsibilities. He connected with William, our co-owner, to launch a brick and mortar shop and bring excellent coffee to SWFL.
William was raised in a family that had been a part of every facet of the coffee chain for three generations. Morning café con leche to late evening cafecitos were the norm for William growing up; coffee really was at the heart of his family, and he grew to love it himself. A Tampa native, William saw the growing specialty coffee scene in other cities and longed to see the same in SWFL. And after meeting Caleb, creating spaces within the community where people can gather together to share their stories over amazing coffee has become a reality.
At Narrative, we now offer our own cold brew, nitro cold brew, a mobile espresso cart for events and finally a coffee shop opening in the Mercato Shops in Naples, FL early 2020. We provide outstanding service, quality coffee, and we seek to build a more fluid link between the farmers we connect with to you, the consumer. As well, we love cultivating the creative communities of SWFL and beyond. We look forward to connecting with you.
From the farmer to our customers, we continually strive to put people above a product. We ensure that our farmers get compensated well in order to develop a sustainable relationship for years to come.
We are committed to sourcing some of the best beans from across the globe and bringing them back home to you. We choose our single origin coffees from the finest farms around the world and then roast them to their utmost potential for you to enjoy.
Coffee is the byproduct of a fruit; and like all fruit, coffee is seasonal. Due to this, we source not only the best coffees from around the world, but also the freshest. Our offerings change with the harvest schedule in order to bring you the freshest coffee possible.