Key City Coffee is now being sold in the Crossing Road Café in the Mabee Business Building.
Barista at Crossing Road Café, Kelsey Morlan, said that despite selling only two flavors, “we have been a lot busier.” They sell Ethiopia and Huehue flavors by Key City Coffee.
Owner and coffee bean roaster Daniel Parker said the company calls their flavors “single origin” coffees because the beans have not been blended with coffee from other regions or types of beans. The Ethiopia coffee is from the yirgacheffe region, while the Hue Hue is from Huehuetenango, a region in Guatemala.
“We are really excited to get our name out and reach our target market,” Parker said. “It has been the best move we have made, and there is been very good business.”
Parker said he and his wife Emily have fallen in love with the Abilene and named Key City Coffee from that love. Parker said Abilene has a rich history in roasting coffee. During World War II, Abilene had a large coffee roaster called Start State Coffee founded by Jim Radford.
Parkers said he wants his company to support the city by bringing in new jobs and local commerce.
Their coffee is also sold at Abi Haus, Beltway Coffee, 21 Junk Street, the Well church, Tom’s Coffee and Yogurt Haus, the Sweet Side food truck, Vagabond pizza and Monk’s Coffee Shop.
“It has gained a lot of attention,” said Monks barista Autumn Moody. “People love things that originate from Abilene.”