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

From: dailyherald.com

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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