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BURGERS

BOURBON beans roasted by Lesa and served in their shop. They do all of this to bring gourmet coffee to those who relentlessly crave until they get their fix. I ask Brad if scouting beans is exhilarating or magical. He laughs at me and says, “It’s like being in the rainforest; it’s not magical. It’s beautiful, don’t get me wrong. But it’s hot and sweaty, and there are spiders.” But Brad braves the spiders because he believes in what they’re doing. He and Lesa are careful about the people they work with—making sure the planters are honest about their coffee, the farmers are paid fairly, and that they’re receiving the beans they order. When scouting, Brad is hosted by the people he works with and gets to know them over home-cooked meals. He can even count the hands that have touched the coffee that ultimately makes its way to 8th & Roast. Lesa and Brad are on an eternal quest for better coffee, and they look for complexity when choosing their beans. Lesa elaborates, “Everybody wants their coffees to be sweet and kind of chocolatey, but what else is there?” It turns out coffee has a flavor spectrum with over forty-five descriptors, ranging from pipe tobacco to cucumber, and the couple wants to introduce Nashville to the unique side of everyone’s favorite morning beverage. But these distinct flavors cannot be tasted from a fresh coffee bean. Someone has to roast them first.

""IT’S BEAUTIFUL, DON’T GET ME WRONG. BUT IT’S HOT AND SWEATY, AND THERE ARE SPIDERS."

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Native | March 2013 | Nashville, TN  

The Green Issue featuring Nashville's Roderick Bailey (Silly Goose), Modern Arks, Kendra DeColo, Hanzelle, 8th & Roast, Ride for Reading, Ha...

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