From the beginning, it was all about coffee and community. Since June of 2009 our little garage coffee bar, located at 32 Cheney St. in what is now Midtown Reno, had become a common-grounds for creative, passionate, and friendly people, local or foreign—a hub, if you will. And a coffee, rather simple in its preparation, was the grease on the bearings. Fast-forward 6 years and, wow!, has our community grown.
What was once Hub Coffee Company has evolved into Hub Coffee Roasters. We’ve been in the roasting game now since 2012, preparing tiny batch by tiny batch in a small one pound sample roaster, eventually moving into the big leagues with our San Franciscan SF-25 roaster. In June of 2013, we opened our second retail location along the Truckee River just west of downtown Reno, at 727 Riverside Dr, which expanded to include a new Tea Bar in August 2015. That was a big year for us, as we also opened our new UNR location in November. As our company continues to grow, we’ve had to say goodbye to our original Cheney location, but 32 Cheney Street is now Blue Whale Coffee Co., where our good friend Joe Marino will continue brewing up fabulous Hub coffees.