About Us

Our Goal is Simple: To Source and Roast The Great Coffees of The World.

Sounds simple, doesn’t it? In some respects, it is, and we never underestimate the simple pleasure of drinking a fine cup of coffee. As we often say, “It’s what’s in the cup that counts.”

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The process of creating that simple cup involves a surprisingly intricate journey across the globe. We care about every facet of the journey — from the producers, to you, our customer.  We’ll tell you everything we can about our coffees and why our customers tell us, “You Really Can Taste The Difference!”

Zingerman’s Coffee Co. is a wholesale roaster supplying cafes, restaurants and businesses. Feel free to contact us for sales information and for places to buy our coffee.

We also serve our coffees at our Coffee Bar located in Ann Arbor at the Zingerman’s Southside Producers row. Our baristas will prepare an excellent espresso for you to sip while you watch our roaster through a large picture window and enjoy a baguette from the Bakehouse and some goat cheese from the Creamery.



Who We Are

Adam

What's your favorite coffee bean?
The Mexican Chiapas. It's medium, it's got some sweetness and a nice spice making it sassy and delicious!

What's your favorite coffee drink?
A dirty sheed can make any frown turn upside down. Especially mine.

What's your coffee nickname?
Sprohopper

If I were a coffee, I'd be....
I'd probably be the Roadhouse Joe. I'm smooth, simple and I get along with everyone!

What are your other hobbies?
I play bass, guitar, sing, play video games, take naps, waste time on the internet, and occasionally have a social life.

Becky

What's your favorite coffee bean?
Currently it's the Honduras, I could drink it all day long. I love the rich body and cocoa notes. But then again, Ethiopia will always have a special place in my heart; it was my first true love.

What's your favorite coffee drink?
Tall iced vanilla latte with an extra shot and lots of ice.

What's your coffee nickname?
The nickname I have around the shop is Bex or Beckers.

If I were a coffee, I'd be....
Sumatra, because I'm spicy, sassy, and rather amazing.

What are your other hobbies?
Traveling, hiking, napping while I should be studying, cat videos, listening to Beyonce while doing my makeup.

Carrie

What's your favorite coffee bean?
Mokha Java

What's your favorite coffee drink?
Es Alpukat

What's your coffee nickname?
Granny, Momma

If I were a coffee, I'd be....
Smooth, warm, and yummy

What are your other hobbies?
Being a granny!

Cholie

What's your favorite coffee bean?
I really love Ethiopian!

What's your favorite coffee drink?
It really depends on my mood! Sometimes I just want black coffee from a syphon, others I want a latte with a house made syurp.

What's your coffee nickname?
Espresscho!

If I were a coffee, I'd be....
A peaberry!

What are your other hobbies?
I love to craft especially knitting! I also play a lot of D&D (sometimes while knitting )

Chris

What's your favorite coffee bean?
Kenya

What's your favorite coffee drink?
Black Coffee

What's your coffee nickname?
Dr. Spro

If I were a coffee, I'd be....
Complex, bright, smooth ;)

What are your other hobbies?
Swing dancing and bicycle repair

Diane

What's your favorite coffee bean?
Detroit Street Decaf... #1 reason is because of it's rich, full flavor (plus I can't drink coffee w/caffeine for health reasons).

What's your favorite coffee drink?
Decaf Caramel latte

What's your coffee nickname?

If I were a coffee, I'd be....
Mokha Java (because I LOVE chocolate plus it sounds like a dance (and I love to dance)!

What are your other hobbies?
Dancing, learning to sail my little Snark sailboat and being a brand new grandma and loving it!

Doug

What's your favorite coffee bean?
Love the Espresso Blend for it's versatility. Great as a shot, cappuccino, macchiato, drip and use in Cold Brew. Followed closely by our Guatemalan. First bean I fell in love with; it changed the path of my life.

What's your favorite coffee drink?
Quite fond of our Cold Brew with a shot of coconut milk. When feeling really frisky, I enjoy a Dirty Hippy on snowmobile (iced soy chai with 2 shots of Espresso).

What's your coffee nickname?
Coffee Guy, Demo Guy, Zing Coffee Guy. Some people in the know will refer to me as Sluggo... not sure if that's a coffee nickname.

If I were a coffee, I'd be....
A really good shot of Espresso - complex, full-bodied, long-lasting, sweet & nutty.

What are your other hobbies?
Traveling, reading, cooking, attending concerts, viewing movies, golf, disc golf, obscure music collecting, socializing, sports fan (UM & all things Detroit), troublemaking, and pondering.

Elle

What's your favorite coffee bean?
I love the cloven peaberry. Sweet and spicy, nutty and nice.

What's your favorite coffee drink?
A hot cortado! Creamy, strong espresso with a little foamy milk is perfectly sweet and satiating.

What's your coffee nickname?
Sun Lee is my Coffee Angel, so I'm probably a Coffee Disciple or like...the patron saint of Sumatra Mandheling, or something.

If I were a coffee, I'd be....
I'd be a Papua New Guinea...balanced between rich chocolate bitterness and deep berry sweetness, in the threshold between coffee-taste worlds.

What are your other hobbies?
I'm a vinyasa yoga teacher, drawer of tiny cartoons, patron of the performing arts, and a very fun aunt.

Erin D.

What's your favorite coffee bean?
"Being asked what my favorite coffee is makes me feel like that scene in Batman where Lt. Gordon is asked which of his family members should live, and which one should die at the hand of Harvey Dent/Two Face. I can't do it. Seriously, I couldn't possibly pick a favorite. I can tell you that I gravitate toward darker coffee's. I'm all about the earthy, chocolate-esque, and rich qualities that they tend to have in common. The thick mouth feel that they have makes my tongue smile. It makes me think of being wrapped in a blanket of chocolate while I stroll through the forest... but for my mouth. "

What's your favorite coffee drink?
Classic and elegant brewed coffee. Perhaps I'd be fancy and have a syphon, because they're super yummy.

What's your coffee nickname?
Erin

If I were a coffee, I'd be....
That depends, have I been brewed yet?

What are your other hobbies?
This list could go on forever.

Greg

What's your favorite coffee bean?
Espresso - so versatile

What's your favorite coffee drink?
Cafe Mocha

What's your coffee nickname?
Greg?

If I were a coffee, I'd be....
A light roast Sumatra

What are your other hobbies?
Tennis, kayaking, attending theatre and live musical events

Mark

What's your favorite coffee bean?
Sweet Yellow

What's your favorite coffee drink?
Chemex of Sweet Yellow

What's your coffee nickname?
Spror, Norse God of Espresso

If I were a coffee, I'd be....
Sweet, strong and well-balanced

What are your other hobbies?
Reading, basketball, hockey, TV, music The Gathering, Warhammer 40K

Matthew

What's your favorite coffee bean?
Our Brazilian Sweet Yellow. For me it is a perfectly balanced and elegant cup: round body, plenty of sweetness, and just enough acidity. I can drink it morning or night, summer or winter, with food or by itself.

What's your favorite coffee drink?
Brewed coffee

What's your coffee nickname?
Matthew 'Longpour

If I were a coffee, I'd be....

What are your other hobbies?
I have been playing blues guitar since I was a kid. I also cook a lot.

Michelle

What's your favorite coffee bean?
Love that Burundi!

What's your favorite coffee drink?
My guilty pleasure is the Dirty Sheed. I also enjoy a Cubano Latte.

What's your coffee nickname?
Michelle works just fine.

If I were a coffee, I'd be....
I vibe with the Sumatra Mandheling, which is noted as being “Full-bodied, earthy & wild.”

What are your other hobbies?
I am a hopeless furmom to a painfully cute puppy. My time is largely spent taking him on hikes and picking up poop. Aside from that...Netflix binging, illustrating, reading, running, fitness kickboxing, yoga, really just being active and outside as much as possible. In a previous life, I was a roller derby athlete with the Ann Arbor Derby Dimes.

Nikki

What's your favorite coffee bean?
Ethiopia! So fruity and delicious.

What's your favorite coffee drink?
Cold Brew with a pump of caramel.

What's your coffee nickname?
Clever

If I were a coffee, I'd be....
Blue Flores... well, since I'm blue and it's an awesome coffee.

What are your other hobbies?
Scroll sawing and painting.

Stephanie

What's your favorite coffee bean?
It really depends on my mood in the moment. Right now I really love the Kenya (but we don't sell it in the store) and the Burundi. Out of the beans in our typical roster, I'd say the Guatamala is kind of a dark horse favorite. I like a light-ish roasted single origins with brightness that can be delicious with lots of different brew methods, especially pour-over and Chemex.

What's your favorite coffee drink?
I'm really liking the Cafe Con Miel. It's simple and subtle and just the right amount of comforting.

What's your coffee nickname?
Sprodacious

If I were a coffee, I'd be....
I had to really think about this. If I'm going to be honest with myself I'd probably be a single origin pour-over that's bright but acidic with complexities and becomes less approachable when it gets cold.

What are your other hobbies?
Art and Design, Film, Photography, Eating, Naps, Making Lists (really more of a mania), Cheese

Steve

What's your favorite coffee bean?
Espresso! It's what I drink in the morning and look forward to as part of my daily coffee experience.

What's your favorite coffee drink?
Espresso

What's your coffee nickname?
El Jefe

If I were a coffee, I'd be....
A peaberry! Unique, anomalous and whole!

What are your other hobbies?
Cooking and playing ping pong

Sun

What's your favorite coffee bean?
Guatemala

What's your favorite coffee drink?

What's your coffee nickname?
Elle gave me the name "Coffee Angel"

If I were a coffee, I'd be....
...traveling all over the world with a coffee lover!

What are your other hobbies?
I like to read books, watch movies, walk, and play with my dogs.