How We Started

Image of Matt Adams in front of his Weber Grill Coffee Roaster.

Our Beginnings

In 2013, our passion for roasting coffee beans ignited right in our own backyard, in none other than a Weber barbeque grill. Little did we know that this humble beginning would evolve into something extraordinary. Back then, we roasted coffee solely for our personal enjoyment, but fate had other plans.

Our journey took an unexpected turn when we realized our local farmers' market lacked freshly roasted coffee. This revelation was a pivotal moment, sparking an idea to share our love for coffee with the world. Witnessing the same coffee void in neighboring markets, we felt compelled to fill it.

Within a year, Backyard Beans Coffee Co was born. What started as a backyard experiment soon blossomed into a thriving coffee roasting business. Today, we proudly boast a team of skilled coffee professionals and a state-of-the-art commercial space.

Image of Matt and Laura Adams in their roastery.

Meet the Founders

Meet the driving force behind Backyard Beans Coffee Co – Matthew and Laura Adams. As the founders, we've poured our hearts into every roast, ensuring that each cup of coffee embodies our unwavering commitment to quality and responsibility.
Our company's name, Backyard Beans Coffee Co, pays homage to our roots. It all began in our own backyard, where our love for coffee flourished. Our logo carries significance too. The initials of Laura L. Adams and Matt Adams cleverly spell "L.L.A.M.A.," and so our logo was born. There is much hard work and dedication that goes into creating not only superior coffee, but a sustainable business as well. In many ways, Backyard Beans is a labor of love.

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Our Commitment to Quality

At Backyard Beans Coffee Co, we are relentless in our pursuit of exceptional coffee. We believe that great coffee starts at its source, with dedicated farmers and co-ops around the world. That's why we work closely with importers, exporters, and farmers to source sustainably grown, specialty grade coffee beans. It's a point of pride for us, as it contributes to a sustainable future for everyone involved in the coffee journey.

Where We Are Today

From our humble beginnings in a backyard with a Weber grill to where we stand today, Backyard Beans Coffee Co has undergone an incredible transformation. We've come a long way, driven by our unwavering commitment to quality and responsibility. Here's a glimpse of where we are today:

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Precision and Passion in Roasting

Today, we proudly operate three state-of-the-art Loring Smart Roasters. With these cutting-edge machines, we roast our beans with precision and passion, ensuring that each batch embodies the rich flavors and aromas we're known for.

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Cold Brew Mastery

In-house, we've developed a cutting-edge cold brew brewery. Here, we meticulously brew and produce gallons upon gallons of our signature cold coffees, available in both cans and kegs. It's the perfect refreshment for coffee lovers seeking something a bit cooler.

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Thriving Coffee Shops

Our journey has expanded beyond our backyard. We now have two thriving coffee shops, nestled in the hearts of Landsdale and Ambler, PA. These cafes are more than just places to enjoy coffee; they're hubs of community and connection.

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A Vision for Philantropy

Our vision extends beyond coffee. We are deeply committed to philanthropy and giving back to our community. Through various initiatives and partnerships, we aim to make a positive impact on the lives of those around us.

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Our Beloved Family

At the core of Backyard Beans Coffee Co is our family. Matt, Laura, Hailey, Chloe, and Evelyn are not just names; they represent the driving force and heart of our company. Our journey is a family affair, and their passion fuels our dedication.

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Dedicated Team

We are a tight-knit family, and that extends to our employees. Backyard Beans Coffee Co is proud to have approximately 40 dedicated team members across our brand and locations. They are the backbone of our success, and their commitment shines in every cup we serve.

As we reflect on our journey, from backyard experiments to a thriving production facility and cafes, we are grateful for the support of our community, the dedication of our team, and the love of our family. We invite you to join us in savoring the present and looking forward to a future filled with exceptional coffee, community engagement, and a shared passion for making the world a better place.

Our Mission

Backyard Beans Coffee Co exists to provide exceptional, responsibly sourced, and accessible coffee and build a global backyard where people and the planet thrive together.

We are on a mission to create an exceptional coffee experience to transform our backyard – both locally and globally. Through sourcing high-quality beans, roasting them to perfection, and carefully preparing each cup, our goal is to provide consistently superior coffees that delight and inspire customers, cultivate enduring relationships, foster a dynamic coffee community, promote innovation, and build economic and environmental sustainability focused on the health and wellbeing of our team members, producers, and the planet.

Some ways we strive to meet this mission are by -

  1. Investing in our team members by providing competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and career development and advancement opportunities

  2. Sourcing specialty coffee through transparent supply chains and ensuring fair premiums are paid, supporting sustainable, innovative, and ethical practices in the coffee industry

  3. Protecting the planet by offering our products in environmentally friendly and sustainable packaging

  4. Offering accessible and convenient coffee products—such as roasted coffee subscriptions, cold brew, and ground coffee—at affordable prices online and through groceries, specialty stores, cafes, restaurants, and offices

  5. Creating exemplary cafes and meeting places that are welcoming, encourage community participation, and foster collaboration 

At Backyard Beans Coffee Co, our commitment goes beyond the cup. We believe in a better future—one where exceptional coffee and responsible practices coexist to benefit everyone involved, from our team members and producers to the planet itself. Join us on this journey, and let's create a world where coffee truly brings people together.