About Rowster Coffee

What's in a Name?

 “Rowster” was named after Grand Rapids and all its beauty. Whether it is rowing down the Rogue River, or fishing at the Sixth Street Dam, our city revolves around the waters that run through it.Rowster moved away from kayaks and canoes to coffees about a decade ago. It began as a one-man operation in the back of a local gallery. High standards were present even in our humble beginnings. Sourcing only the best coffee beans from across the globe ensured the ability to create the highest quality specialty coffee in Grand Rapids.Each bean contains the flavors of the environment from which it came. Ethiopian coffees hold in them a berry-like sweetness, while Brazilian beans contain a spicy nuttiness. Our roasters lend their expert craftsmanship to the roasting process, allowing our specialty coffee to tell the story of the beans that created it. 

Where We Are

Rowster Coffee is roasted in small batches locally at our facility on Stevens St. Our focus is delivering the highest quality of brew, every time. Customers are welcome to sign up for a tour of our humble roastery and learn about the roasting process! From there, our beans are distributed to our café’s.Our main location, which opened in East Town in 2010, is on Wealthy St. It has become a favorite watering hole for locals and a hotspot for regional artists of all kinds to display their talents. A second Rowster café recently opened on Hastings St. We hope this location will become as integral a part of the Belknap Lookout community as the Wealthy St. location is for East Town.

Where We're Going



Rowster Coffee can also be found in many local Grand Rapids restaurants and businesses, but we would like to support more of our Grand Rapids family! Look us up on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to get to know us better, or contact us at info@rowstercoffee.com if you have questions. We look forward to getting to know you!