The Homestead's Preferred Coffee Roaster Rated One of America's Best

Knowing that a perfect day beings with the perfect coffee, decision makers at The Homestead deliberated long and hard when trying to decide on the perfect brand of java to serve and sell to their valued guests. Now’s there’s no question they picked a winner in Grand Rapids-based Madcap Coffee.

The online lifestyle Magazine, Thrillist, recently assembled a group of “super serious coffee nerds” to select the best coffee roasters in America. Care to guess the name of the roaster that cracked the top three?

It’s a big-city coffee with a small-town commitment to quality, sustainability, and fair trade. Since Madcap Coffee first appeared on the shelves of Cavanaugh’s country store and deli, sales and visitor comments have confirmed that The Homestead picked a winner when partnering with this unique Grand Rapids-based coffee shop and “roaster.”

A Supreme Bean

“The history of American coffee’s broken down to into three distinct waves,” says Thrillist columnist Dan Gentile in his roundup of America’s top coffee roasters. “Folgers in your cup, Starbucks on your block, and a new crop of artisan roasters building brands based on sustainability, quality, and really, really cute packaging.”

Thrillist‘s panel of judges was made up of the nation’s most notable coffee writers and shop owners who picked 11 of their favorites. And it was Oktoberfest – Madcap’s “supreme seasonal bean” with a bright, creamy taste and hints of chocolate and spice – that came in at #3.

Judge and coffee blogger Brian Jones of Dear Coffee I Love You explained: “Madcap may not come from a large metropolitan area, but they push forward with unique varietal series and Sunday tasting experiences. They’ve also got a stellar brand, one of my favorites, by renowned designers Chuck Anderson and Seth Herman.”