From Cape Riverfront Market to Storefront: Red Banner Coffee Roasters
This series highlights the businesses that got their start at our Cape Riverfront Market farmer’s market event and then expanded to a storefront in Downtown Cape Girardeau. To continue with our “From Cape Riverfront Market to Storefront” series, I asked Robbie, owner of Red Banner Coffee Roasters, a few questions about their coffee bar and roastery.
What is Red Banner Coffee Roasters?
Red Banner is a community coffee bar and roastery. It exists to provide a quality experience in both the coffee that it serves, and the relationships fostered through the coffee. We feel that both community and coffee go hand in hand, and they are not mutually exclusive. Coffee is communal. People gather around it whether they like the taste of it or not. Since we share the same environment with others that come for the coffee, the community is the natural by-product.
How did it get started? And how long have you been in business?
We started in a concession trailer. We had a couple of spots in the beginning and initially operated under a different moniker. We changed our name to Red Banner due to trademark issues. Where we finally found our community, was at the Cape Riverfront Market. We were vendors for the first two seasons, before moving into our first brick and mortar location. The Cape Riverfront Market was the catalyst we needed to turn our dream into a reality. We will always be thankful for the opportunity of being a part of the beginning of such a great community experience. We have been in business for over nine years now since 2011. As a career, my wife, Katie, and I have 30 years of combined experience in the Specialty Coffee industry.
What do you offer?
We offer a curated selection of espresso-based and brewed coffee drinks. We have a seasonal menu as well, that changes every three months. We roast all our coffee on-site and sell whole bean coffee. We also sell 1/2 gallons of cold brew and coffee brewing gear. When we moved back home from the Pacific Northwest to start our business, we wanted to introduce the region to one of our all-time favorite flavors we had ever tried in a latte. It took a bit of convincing, but the community at large has embraced and made the Lavender Latte our best-selling drink on the menu.
Red Banner Coffee Roasters is located at 1 N Spanish St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
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Tues – Fri (7:30 AM – 2:00 PM)
Sat (8:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Sun & Mon – CLOSED