WATERBURY CENTER – Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea, Co. and its sister companies, Coffee Lab International and CLI’s School of Coffee, have moved into a state-of-the-art, 15,000-square-foot facility on Route 100 between Waterbury and Stowe, and it is open for business with a new coffee bar.
Founder Mané Alves, a coffee taster, consultant and coffee entrepreneur, has spent the last three years overseeing the design, construction and every detail of the new facility.
“When our old leased location on Route 2 in Waterbury was flooded by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, I started looking for property to buy. I found this great location just 3 ½ miles past Ben & Jerry’s factory and decided to go for it,” said Alves.
Alves worked closely with Joseph Architects of Waterbury, and Connor Contracting, Inc., of Berlin and St. Albans to design and build the facility. Vermont Artisan’s Coffee Bar is open Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.