A few weeks ago, I followed up on an invitation to visit micro coffee roaster Café eXcellence in Audubon, PA. For those living in and around Philadelphia, the name of this boutique coffee company may sound familiar. Though it might be “micro” in size and capacity, the java coming out of Cafe eXcellence is macro in flavor.
Currently, the company offers just under two dozen blends from 25-plus countries, as well as a recently introduced line of herbal teas.
The “factory store” as it’s billed, is open Monday- Friday, from 8:30AM-4PM. You don’t need an appointment to pop in and stock up, but because cuppings are a bit labor intensive, procedure calls for advance outreach.
We had the opportunity to meet with Anthony Valerio, the family-owned company’s president, at the end of our visit. Humble, yet passionate, he certainly gave off the impression of a guy who works hard, appreciates the…