OKC-based US Roasters puts high tech spin on new coffee roasting machinesPublished: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 By: Jim Stafford Source: NewsOK
OKLAHOMA CITY - Dan Jolliff clearly remembers the moment he fell in love with coffee. He was 6 years old and living with his parents in Oklahoma City.
“My dad pulled up in a 2-ton coffee truck,” Jolliff said. “He opened the back doors, and aroma of the fresh roasted Cain's Coffee knocked me off my feet. I've been in coffee and around coffee ever since.”
Jolliff's father, Dan H. Jolliff, was a route driver for Cain's Coffee Co. in those days.
Eventually, the younger Jolliff son opened his own coffee business in Wilson.
“My mom and dad backed me on opening a coffee business in Wilson,” he said. “I wanted to roast my own coffee and be like Cain's Coffee Company.”
The younger Dan Jolliff operated the Wilson business until turning it over to his brother and father in 1998 and subsequently founding US Roasters as an Oklahoma City-based coffee roasting repair business.
US Roasters is located in a 20,000-square-foot building built in 1928 as a bicycle factory just west of downtown Oklahoma City.
Today, US Roasters is an innovative manufacturing business that designs and builds roasters for both the coffee and cocoa bean roasting businesses. It sells about 150 roasters annually, as well as associated support equipment.