Temple Coffee Roasters
Featured: Inside Sacramento – Midtown-Sutter
After returning home from a lengthy stay in Indonesia, Temple founder and barista Sean Kohmescher opened the first Temple Coffee house on S Street in 2005. His dream was to create a gathering place, much like the temples he visited in his travels. His vision was simple. Good vibe, great service and exceptionally well-prepared coffee. Over the past 12 years, the vision has grown to include five coffee houses and a roastery that prepares the delectable bean juice used at each Temple location and sold to restaurants around the region. The roastery holds monthly coffee education courses on home brewing, tasting and espresso preparation, and free weekly tastings. In keeping with its “farm to cup” sustainable coffee sourcing philosophy, Temple’s director of coffee, Eton Tsuno, travels six to eight months a year to meet coffee producers and build sustainable, direct relationships with farms. Temple was named a top coffee roaster in the U.S. by CNN and Fortune magazine. Many Sacramento restaurants serve their coffee.