The Roasting Plant, a coffee roaster and shop with two locations in New York City, announced Wednesday it plans to open a third location in downtown Detroit at the First National Building, across from Campus Martius.
It’s a double homecoming for Roasting Plant’s Elizabeth Rose, who was raised in Detroit and played in the halls of First National as a kid when her father brought her to work with him.
“We jumped at the chance to open our first non-New York shop in the heart of resurging downtown Detroit,” Rose said in a statement.
The Roasting Plant will offer 11 bean choices daily and use its Javabot system to individually create each customer’s drink.
While coffee by-the-cup and in-house roasting might seem like novelties, Corktown’s Astro Coffee, which opened last summer, also brews individual cups, and it’s not the only new coffee shop to open in Detroit recently. It’s been a big year for the addictive beverage — Germack Coffee Roasting Co. (the very same as the pistachio company)opened this March in Eastern Market, also brewing on-site. Anthology Coffee, which makes and roasts its own blends, hosts a pop-up shop in MOCAD and has secured a storefront in Corktown, set to open before the end of the year.