Coffee lovers take note! Boasted as one of the best coffee and cafe places in Carrollton, 4AM Coffee Roasters is moving to a larger location soon. After November 11 you can find them at 401 Maple Street, Suite B, formerly the Maple Street Mansion Bar, directly next to South Of Heaven. The best entrance is on Watson Street, beside Tanner Groceries.
Although coffee is Shane Galloway’s passion, the building will have room for 80+ guests to dine in comfortably either at the coffee bar, dining room, or patio, enjoying delicious healthy and locally sourced food. The menu will be the same as at the former place on North Park Street with egg plates, biscuits, breakfast wraps, and pastries. They will also have their eclectic lunch menu with Indian food, burgers made with local grass-fed beef, paleo sandwiches on plantain buns, etcetera. There will be gluten-friendly options as well as vegan, vegetarian, and keto. They will use as much local produce and meat as they can get on all their menus. There will also be a large grocery area with only locally produced goods, meats, produce, dairy, and eggs. Their offering of drinks will include a wide variety of products in addition to their coffee–everything from Kombucha on tap and house-made Italian style sodas, to fresh-squeezed juices and hot chocolate. Also available will be coffee accessories. They will give a special 10% discount to law enforcement, fire fighters, EMTs, veterans, and teachers!
So, you ask, “What about the coffee?” Shane loves great coffee, and he wants everyone else to experience what a truly great cup of coffee can taste like. He buys only the finest raw beans and roasts them in a special air process in his Red Dragon commercial roaster, making the beans pop like pop-corn instead of being rotated in a heated drum similar to a clothes dryer. Air roasting imparts a unique, fresh flavor that traditional roasting can’t provide. “Air roasted coffee is less bitter than the coffee roasted in a drum,” Shane explained. Once the beans are roasted, to preserve their freshness they are only ground once a customer orders them. He keeps six single-origin coffees and six blends available daily with a special offering now and then.
Shane had trouble naming his favorite coffee because, he says, it all depends on the time of day, what he is eating with the coffee, and what mood he might be in. His wife Kristi–his partner in the business–says her favorite is Tom’s Global Blend, named after the friend who taught Shane to roast several years ago.
Shane proudly can tell you, though, why his coffee is superior quality: 1) He uses the air roasting method, 2) He buys high quality, sustainably grown raw beans, and 3) He doesn’t over-roast the beans.
One can’t beat great food and amazing coffee, but to offer an overall enjoyable experience, Shane and Kristi plan to offer live entertainment, walls displaying local artists’ work, and a grocery area featuring local goods.
They feel fortunate to have their incredible staff with them from their former location, and they express gratitude for their staff and the great community support they are receiving.
So, mark your calendars for November 11 (Veteran’s Day Holiday), and check out the new 4 AM Coffee Roasters for a hearty breakfast, meet up responsibly with friends, and raise a cup of coffee to our amazing Veterans!
*All normal Covid-19 precautions will be followed, and curbside pickup and delivery with Door Dash are available.