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Army Veteran’s Batavia Coffee Business Grows Through Care, Camaraderie


Sal Dazzo undoubtedly had some very hot days while serving in Iraq during his eight years in the U.S. Army.

These days, the 47-year-old is acclimated to a different kind of heat, the kind that comes from roasting small batches of coffee beans in his Batavia-based business, Gun Barrel Coffee.

Dazzo developed an interest in roasting coffee beans with his brother and, after about a year of experimentation, began his business on Feb. 12, 2017, from his three-season room at his Geneva home.

“I started playing around with different blends,” Dazzo recalled.

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