Every year since 2016, Boyer’s Coffee has recognized National Coffee Day with a large celebration that has included free coffee, music and raffles. This year, National Coffee Day falls on Tuesday, September 29, and despite COVID-19, Boyer’s is still hosting an event, because it’s got something even bigger to celebrate: having a place to do the celebrating.
Shortly after Boyer’s closed its headquarters because of the pandemic, a fire broke out on March 31 in the 1920s schoolhouse at 7295 Washington Street. Gone were the roasting facilities, offices and cafe. “We pretty much lost the entire building,” says Manuela Mishler, senior director of business management, marketing and e-commerce. “Because it burned so hot, we’re never really going to know what happened.