A Rapid City coffee shop brings a worldly experience to downtown

Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 9:46 AM CDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - This past weekend might have had some people buzzing. Friday was National Coffee Day and Saturday was International Coffee Day.

In downtown Rapid City a coffee shop takes its coffee pretty seriously. Michael Fewson owner of Essence of Coffee considers himself a master roaster. He learned from one of the top roasters in the United States, where many large coffee companies look for roasting advice. What he brings to Main Street Rapid City is years of experience.

“My goal was to really bring that quality of coffee to Rapid City, it’s -- we call it seed to cup. So, it begins with a cherry hatch all the way through the cup,” said Fewson.

Fewson says coffee tastes different based on where in the world it is grown, as well as how it is roasted.