The Hub Coffee Co.
Our most recent addition to Reno’s independent scene is a new coffee cart in the Nevada Discover Museum, located in downtown Reno. This new location (albeit tiny), along with our foray into coffee roasting, is in our opinion a testament to the rewards to be had after a tireless pursuit of knowledge and constant practice of quality coffee service.
Owners: Mark and Joey Trujillo, and Jessica Devine (father, son, and daughter!)
Papa Mark is a graduate of Bellissimo Coffee Advisors, having attended in 2006. Our company at the time, Walden’s Coffeehouse, proved a wonderful spot to begin to introduce specialty coffee á la Portland/Seattle/etc. to our community. Bellissimo introduced us to the graceful “dance of the barista”, training us in careful technique and instilling in us a proper understanding of the various aspects of working in the coffee industry. Bellissimo gave us all the necessary tools to craft tasty coffee beverages in a traditional manner, while still promoting the artisanal, progressive edge inherent in the emerging “third wave” coffee culture.
We’ve since built up our own small craft coffee company in Reno: The Hub Coffee Co. Since first opening in June 2009, throwing open our tiny roll-up garage door at 32 Cheney St., just south of downtown Reno, The Hub has become a friendly, inviting community gathering place complete with (what else?) tasty traditional espresso drinks and coffee.
As of Fall 2011, we’ve begun roasting our own coffee here in Reno. Out of yet another small garage space not far from Hub One, we roast specialty grade coffees for our café locations, as well as a number of small accounts throughout town.
Were it not for Bellissimo providing us with our training wheels and a loving push in the right direction, we might never have made it to the top of the big hill! Thanks Bellissimo Coffee Advisors!