It began with a love for coffee. We wanted to help people enjoy better coffee. Way better coffee. Truly fresh roasted, sourced from responsible farms with organic practices. We put our initials on every bag, E for Erin and B for Bethany, signifying our commitment to quality. E&B Coffee Roasters, our family business, began to grow through pop-up events, wholesale partnerships and a café. We differentiated our brand with a “never snobby” approach and positive employee culture and the quality of our reputation soon landed us in the top 5-10% of local roasters.
But we saw our business as a beginning, not an end in itself. When we learned about the artisans and entrepreneurs at Franklin,Tenn.-based Narrow Gate–known for high quality, handmade wood and leather goods–we felt a sense of kinship and a yearning. Our commitment to exceptional quality and people-first practices were identical. We approached Narrow Gate leadership. Their response? “We would love to welcome your coffee–if you and your team come too.”
For us, this new beginning feels a lot like coming home. Same coffee. Same roasters. Same commitment to our partners and customers. Now part of a bigger family and story with a new name that reflects that — Narrow Gate Coffee Co.
At Narrow Gate, the work of every artisan and entrepreneur tells a story of transformation. Whether it begins with organic beans from natural practice farms around the world, quality cowhide sourced in the USA, or lumber from Middle Tennessee, the purpose and value of the raw materials are revealed in the hands of skilled makers.
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