Grim Wizard COFFEE is a renowned heavy metal coffee shop nestled in the heart of the Allentown neighborhood of Pittsburgh. With its unique fusion of heavy music, specialty coffee, AND PINBALL MAGICK, the establishment has become a cherished destination for BOTH metalheads and coffee enthusiasts alike. Grim Wizard aims to reinforce its commitment to the metal community and create an AMPLIFIED SENSE OF BELONGING for its customers.
Zeke’s Coffee is a Baltimore-based, small-batch, family-owned coffee roastery that is seriously committed to freshness. Grim Wizard Coffee owners have a long-standing relationship with this family of coffee experts and it was a no-brainer in choosing a roaster for our alchemy.
Zeke's uses a fluid bed coffee roaster. Invented by Mike Sivetz, a physicist from Oregon in the 1970s, fluid bed coffee roasters use hot air to create a fountain of coffee beans.
This technique roasts more quickly and uniformly than a conventional drum roaster. Zeke's roasts to temperature, giving a more consistent product. Chaff escapes the roast chamber easily, leading to cleaner-tasting coffee with more distinct regional flavors.
Zeke's roasts in small batches, guaranteeing freshness. Their roaster holds 30 pounds of coffee, compared to the 150 pounds that a standard roaster holds. Because of this, they put more time, more labor, and a little more of themselves into each bean. You can taste the difference.