Pin It

UPDATE | Union Roasters 

A perfect marriage between coffee roaster and coffee house

click to enlarge Union Roasters is the Lake City's newest community coffee stop. - CHRIS LAURI
  • Chris Lauri
  • Union Roasters is the Lake City's newest community coffee stop.

Chris Lauri and his brother Shane Lauri started Union nitro cold brew in 2015. Their friend Andy Waters just so happened to have his own coffee roasting enterprise, SilverCup Coffee Roasters. So it became the perfect marriage of business ventures when the team consolidated and expanded simultaneously, converting the Grumpy Monkey Coffee House on Fourth into Union Roasters, which opened earlier this year.

Union serves assorted in-house bakery items, and is expanding to include waffles using imported ingredients to make what Chris Lauri describes as typical Belgian waffles; doughy and sweet. They also want to expand the patio, providing even more places for people to linger over a cup.

Their tagline, says Lauri, is "for the people." Those people include suppliers.

"What people don't often understand is the Fair Trade logo — you can pay $1,500 a year to use that logo and it doesn't mean much anymore," he says. Instead, Union works with bean brokers with whom they've developed a strong bond, who in turn support farms worldwide.

"More than providing a great product," says Lauri, also a pastor at a Coeur d'Alene church, "we really feel like we exist to be a blessing to people."

Pin It


Latest in Food & Drink

Readers also liked…


Comments are closed.

Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
New Works by Jenny Hyde & Katie Creyts

New Works by Jenny Hyde & Katie Creyts @ Saranac Art Projects

Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Sept. 30

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Carrie Scozzaro

  • Better Campus Cuisine
  • Better Campus Cuisine

    Modern trends in meal plans at local colleges and universities range from allergen-free eating to a focus on sustainability and diversity
    • Sep 21, 2017
  • Beyond Shipshape
  • Beyond Shipshape

    The new MAC director banks on Titanic exhibition, with epic plans for the museum's future
    • Sep 14, 2017
  • Organic By Design
  • Organic By Design

    City Beach Organics fills a necessary niche in Sandpoint's dining scene
    • Sep 7, 2017
  • More »

© 2017 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation