Interview, article, and photos by Stacey A.
Honestly, I’m not one of those coffee-drinkers who has a specific allegiance to any one place in Truckee. I’ll go to Coffeebar or Wild Cherries depending on convenience, and Dark Horse is more than worthy to be thrown into that mix.
Dark Horse Coffee Roasters on the corner of West River St. and Brockway Rd.
Dark Horse Coffee Roasters opened mid-August in the building where the old bookstore used to be off West River Street. I was lured in by their five star Yelp review and a recommendation from a friend. I interviewed co-owner Drew Taylor about his passion and business.
Taylor and his wife and co-owner, Cassidy, met in 2009 while working at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters in San Diego.
“Once I tasted their coffee, I was hooked,” Taylor says.
Inspired by Bird Rock owner, Chuck Patton, Taylor devoted a few years to learning everything he could about coffee. Shortly after, he began home-roasting coffee beans from a starter kit off the Internet.
“It was like a rabbit hole for me, trying to learn about this specific plant.”read more ...