LANSDALE — Stepping through the doors, customers are bombarded by the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, a scent that brings this company back to how it all began: in a backyard.
Founded by owners Laura and Matt Adams, Backyard Beans has been established since 2013, but has been open for about 2 years in the community.
“Matt Adams, the owner of the company, started roasting coffee beans in his backyard. Long story short, I’ve actually worked with Matt since college, so we’ve been college buddies ever since. Growing up with Matt, he was the kind of guy that had an espresso machine in his dorm room and has always loved coffee. It didn’t come to me as a surprise one day when he just decided to start roasting coffee beans on his Weber grill in his backyard to the point where all his neighbors kept wondering what that smell was. He started doing that in his backyard in Lansdale. Then, he eventually expanded to the Lansdale Farmers Market because he saw that there were no coffee beans in the local market and we just wanted to bridge the gap,” Amanda Danziger, Director of Marketing for Backyard Beans, said.
The business had to change its workflow due to COVID-19. While many businesses, including theirs, had to shut down early on in the pandemic, they, unfortunately, had to lay off 80% of their staff.
“Eventually, we were able to open up again in May. There were a lot of things that we realized that the community needed, so we ended up jumping in to help out the community. We actually had so many eggs and milk in our cafe that were going to go to waste since we had to shut down. We ended up giving it back to the community and we created a coffee roast in order to help our community and our people that got laid off, so $5 per bag went to the community and to the staff that were laid off. There were a lot of things that we were able to do to help. We realized that the need was to help others and put them before us,” Danziger said.
Currently, they offer physical gift cards in their cafe and E-gift cards on their website.
With the numbers of COVID-19 cases currently rising, the coffee company has put up some new protocols and safety measures in both locations.
“It’s very important for us to enforce a no mask no service mandate to our customers. It’s really important that our cafes are opened at 50% capacity. You are allowed to eat inside, but it’s really important that you wear your mask. If you are feeling symptoms, please don’t come in. All those things are very important to us for the health and safety of our employees and our customers,” Danziger said.
Supporting small, local businesses is more important than ever, especially during the holidays.
“I think we’ve all really learned through this whole pandemic that supporting small shopping small and supporting local is a great benefit to all of us. It helps the little guys out and it helps your neighbor and everyone around us,” Danziger said.
Monday – Friday: 7am – 3pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 4pm
408 W Main St, Lansdale, PA 19446