Blanchard’s Coffee Roasting Co. has opened a 24 Hour Coffee Market at its 1903 Westwood Avenue roasting and production facility in Scott’s Addition. The Roast Lab is open to the public Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm for retail sales of whole bean and ground coffee, as well as merchandise and coffee brewing gear, but these hours are, according to Blanchard’s, prohibitive for many customers who would like to purchase coffee directly from the roaster. Inspired by European Automats, Blanchard’s has installed a retail coffee vending machine stocked daily with new featured coffees, fan favorites, and the latest gear to satisfy your after-hours and weekend coffee needs.
The 24 Hour Coffee Market accepts major credit cards, Google Pay, and Apple Pay and will offer periodic deals and incentives for customers.
“Our hope is to provide not only a convenience for our regular customers, but also a fun way to interact with our brand, even when our doors are closed for the day,” the company said in a statement. “Last minute gift shopping, surprise house guests, and the nightmare of waking up Saturday morning only to realize you forgot to buy coffee for the weekend are now all easily addressed by a short drive and selecting A-3 for your favorite bag of beans.”
The 24 Hour Coffee Market is currently located outside the Roast Lab at 1903 Westwood Avenue. Blanchard’s Coffee hopes to add additional locations as customer interest demands.