February 23, 2024

Anodyne joins the Fair Wave Coffee Collective, bringing innovation to Milwaukee’s coffee scene.

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Anodyne joins the Fair Wave Coffee Collective, bringing innovation to Milwaukee’s coffee scene.
Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. Joins FairWave Specialty Coffee CollectiveAnodyne Coffee Roasting Co., founded in 1999, is excited to announce its partnership with FairWave Specialty Coffee Collective, based in Kansas City, Missouri. As the first Wisconsin coffee roaster to join the collective, Anodyne plans to establish a Milwaukee ownership group within FairWave.Steve Kessler, a representative from Anodyne, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, "As a local brand, we value our customers and are committed to staying true to our roots. By joining forces with FairWave, we can leverage their resources while maintaining the same great team and coffee that our customers love."Continuing Operations and ServicesWith FairWave's support, Anodyne will continue operating its cafés and offering the same wholesale products. Customers can still enjoy Anodyne's delicious pizzas at their Bay View location, and all events and celebrations scheduled at the Walker's Point site will proceed as planned. Anodyne will also continue serving customers at its Milwaukee Public Market and Wauwatosa locations.All of Anodyne's dedicated employees will remain in their current positions, ensuring a seamless transition and continuation of service.Local Milwaukee Ownership GroupAnodyne's leadership team, consisting of Steve Kessler, Nolan Truttschel, Laura Lown, and Stephanie Burton, will serve as FairWave's local Milwaukee ownership...
Anodyne joins the Fair Wave Coffee Collective, bringing innovation to Milwaukee’s coffee scene.
Anodyne joins the Fair Wave Coffee Collective, bringing innovation to Milwaukee’s coffee scene.

Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. Joins FairWave Specialty Coffee Collective

Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co., founded in 1999, is excited to announce its partnership with FairWave Specialty Coffee Collective, based in Kansas City, Missouri. As the first Wisconsin coffee roaster to join the collective, Anodyne plans to establish a Milwaukee ownership group within FairWave.

Steve Kessler, a representative from Anodyne, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “As a local brand, we value our customers and are committed to staying true to our roots. By joining forces with FairWave, we can leverage their resources while maintaining the same great team and coffee that our customers love.”

Continuing Operations and Services

With FairWave’s support, Anodyne will continue operating its cafés and offering the same wholesale products. Customers can still enjoy Anodyne’s delicious pizzas at their Bay View location, and all events and celebrations scheduled at the Walker’s Point site will proceed as planned. Anodyne will also continue serving customers at its Milwaukee Public Market and Wauwatosa locations.

All of Anodyne’s dedicated employees will remain in their current positions, ensuring a seamless transition and continuation of service.

Local Milwaukee Ownership Group

Anodyne’s leadership team, consisting of Steve Kessler, Nolan Truttschel, Laura Lown, and Stephanie Burton, will serve as FairWave’s local Milwaukee ownership group. Additionally, Matt McClutchy and Lacee Perry, owners of Anodyne, will become partial owners in FairWave through this transition.

According to Joe Marrocco, Vice President of Coffee Sourcing and Product Development at FairWave, “Anodyne’s two decades of experience in the specialty coffee industry bring a wealth of talent and knowledge to our collective. We are thrilled to launch in the vibrant Milwaukee market with such an incredible partner.”

Expanding FairWave Coffee Collective

FairWave Coffee Collective originally formed by merging Messenger Coffee and The Roasterie, two Kansas City companies. The collective has been actively expanding in the Midwest and recently acquired Folly Coffee Roasters and Philtera Cold Brewed Coffees, sister companies based in Minneapolis.

With the addition of Anodyne, the FairWave banner now includes ten companies, operating in Minnesota (Minneapolis-St. Paul and Rochester) and the Kansas City area.

Enhancing Local Coffee Brands

By joining the FairWave collective, Anodyne will have access to valuable marketing and technology resources, as well as the opportunity to learn from best practices within the Collective. FairWave’s mission is to empower and enhance local coffee brands in their respective markets, ensuring they remain truly local and deeply connected to their communities.

Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. Joins FairWave Specialty Coffee Collective

Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. Joins FairWave Specialty Coffee Collective

Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. logo

Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co., the first Wisconsin coffee roaster to join the Kansas City-based FairWave Specialty Coffee Collective, has announced plans to establish a Milwaukee ownership group. This move is expected to leverage FairWave’s resources while staying true to its local brand and customers.

Continuity for Customers

Anodyne’s cafés will continue to operate as usual, providing the same high-quality wholesale coffee products. Pizza services at the Bay View location will also continue uninterrupted, and scheduled events and celebrations at the Walker’s Point site will proceed as planned. Additionally, Anodyne will continue serving customers at its Milwaukee Public Market and Wauwatosa locations.

All current employees of Anodyne will retain their positions, ensuring a seamless transition for both staff and customers.

Local Ownership Group

The leadership team at Anodyne, consisting of Steve Kessler, Nolan Truttschel, Laura Lown, and Stephanie Burton, will serve as the local Milwaukee ownership group for FairWave. Furthermore, Matt McClutchy and Lacee Perry, the owners of Anodyne, will become partial owners in FairWave as part of this transition.

Anodyne's Leadership Team

Expansion of FairWave Coffee Collective

FairWave Coffee Collective, which initially started as an amalgamation of two Kansas City companies, Messenger Coffee and The Roasterie, has been steadily expanding its presence in the Midwest. Last month, it acquired Minneapolis-based sister companies, Folly Coffee Roasters and Philtera Cold Brewed Coffees.

The addition of Anodyne to the FairWave banner brings the total number of companies under the collective to ten. These companies operate in Minnesota (Minneapolis-St. Paul and Rochester) and the Kansas City area.

Benefits for Anodyne

Anodyne’s decision to join the FairWave Specialty Coffee Collective allows them to tap into FairWave’s marketing and technology resources, as well as learn from best practices employed by other brands within the collective. FairWave’s mission is to enhance local coffee brands in their respective markets, ensuring they remain truly local and deeply connected to the communities they serve.

Conclusion

With more than two decades of experience in the specialty coffee industry, Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. brings a wealth of talent and knowledge to the FairWave Specialty Coffee Collective. As they join forces, both Anodyne and FairWave are poised to make a significant impact in the Milwaukee coffee scene, combining their expertise to provide exceptional coffee experiences to the local community.

Source: https://www.milwaukeemag.com/anodyne-will-join-missouri-based-coffee-collective/

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