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Local coffee roasters to gather in Dayton (Dayton Business Journal)

This article, written by Kaitlin Schroeder, first appeared in the Dayton Business Journal on May 2, 2016. You can read the original here.

It wasn't until Charles Nick moved from Houston to Dayton he says he truly discovered great coffee.

"I went from liking coffee to loving coffee," said Nick, founder of coffee startup The Wright Cup, which distributes coffee from local roasters.

With at least 10 coffee roasting businesses in the Dayton area, Nick is now planning a gathering this Saturday of local business people working in the coffee industry.

He is estimating about 80 to 100 people will come out for the coffee symposium, 2 p.m. Saturday at Nucleus CoShare in the Oregon District, which speaks to the recent rise of the roasting industry in the region.

"It's just us trying to let the Dayton area know what's going on in the area," he said.

The industry gathering is significant for indicating the industry has grown locally to the point that there's enough interest to support such a gathering.

Nick ticked off a list of local roasters that had only recently launched their businesses. Reza's Roast in Fairborn started late last year. Ambassador Coffee Roasters started this spring in Dayton. Twisted Rivers, based out of Laura, in western Miami County, has been in business for less than two years.