Roast & Toast Expands Aroma & Flavor with New Bourbon Coffee

12 Aug

Roast & Toast Expands Aroma & Flavor with New Bourbon Coffee

Coffee Innovation

This week, Roast & Toast introduced an exciting new bourbon-inspired coffee variety: Bour-Burundi. “We are always pushing the ceiling toward new and better ways to offer the best house-roasted coffee,” shares Ben Walker, Roast & Toast General Manager and Partner. “Creating a bourbon-infused coffee has always been something I’ve wanted to master.”

A Bardstown Bourbon Company barrel arrived in Petoskey from Bardstown, Kentucky, in July. Roast & Toast, part of Wineguys Restaurant Group, was introduced to Bardstown through a Bourbon pairings dinner at sister restaurant Palette Bistro. “We selected Bardstown through this connection and because their objective is similar to ours: traditional wisdom blended with innovative methods,” Walker explains. According to, the company is “pushing the boundaries through innovation, while honoring the traditional art of making whiskey.”

Burundi beans are barrel-aged for 30 days, then carefully house-roasted at Roast & Toast’s downtown Petoskey location. The result: a perfect coffee with sweet, woody and caramel notes. “It not only tastes delicious, the aroma is amazing,” expresses Mary Keedy, Roast & Toast Partner.


Craving a cup? Try Bour-Burundi brewed coffee among other house-roasted rotating varieties downtown Petoskey. And, guests will also find whole and ground coffee at both the downtown Petoskey and McLaren Medical Building locations.

For more about Roast & Toast, visit or call 231.347.7767.

Roast & Toast is part of Wineguys Restaurant Group with sister restaurants Palette Bistro and City Park Grill. For information about the restaurant and catering collection, visit


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