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Grumpy Goat Coffee brings a world of beans to Bonita Springs


When Brian Abernathy moved to Southwest Florida from Minneapolis in 2013, he missed his gourmet coffee.

“There wasn’t much of a coffee scene here,” he says, “especially coming from the Minneapolis area. I really missed that.”

A full-time software consultant and developer, Abernathy wanted to bring good coffee to Southwest Florida. But how to go about it? He considered several alternatives — including opening a coffee shop — before deciding to try his hand at roasting coffee. In January 2016, Abernathy launched his roasting company, Grumpy Goat, and started offering small-batch roasted gourmet coffee to the public.

When it comes to his coffee beans, Abernathy has a stringent set of criteria.

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