Berkeley’s CoRo sets standard in coffee sharing by helping other brands

From Berekelyside

Bay Area business can be ruthless, with competing entities constantly trying to dominate each other right out of business.

It’s a little bit different at CoRo in Berkeley.

Bay Area CoRoasters, also known as CoRo, is a co-roaster to more than 20 separate, small coffee companies who come to the Fifth Street facility to process their beans. Including its four full-time employees, and eight part-timers, CoRo employs, or helps employ, about 50 people.

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Floy Andrews
CoRo Member Roaster, Souvenir, opens a new cafe in Albany

From Berkelyside:

“Berkeley-based Souvenir Coffee Co. opened its second location. Found on Solano Avenue in Albany, the new café is in the former Squeeze Juice Bar space. Although it’s smaller than Souvenir’s original Claremont Avenue location, it affords plenty of inviting seating (and a standing bar) for customers who want to stay a while to leisurely enjoy their coffee”

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Floy Andrews