Normal Roasting Co. Competing for America’s Best Espresso

The Normal Roasting Company, a coffee micro-roastery located in Ord, NE, has been invited to compete for America’s Best Espresso in Chicago this June.  The competition will take place at Coffeefest Chicago from June 7-9th.  The field includes a total of 24 roasters throughout the central region of the United States.  The competition will feature head to head battles with the winner advancing to the next round. The Normal Roasting Company will be the only Nebraska-based roaster in the competition.

The Normal Roasting Company was founded in Normal, Illinois in 2011 and relocated to Ord, Nebraska in 2012.  They supply fresh roasted specialty coffee to clients throughout Nebraska, Colorado, and Illinois.  Roaster, Kelly Kreger takes an artisan’s approach to carefully roast each batch to its full potential. Every batch of coffee is roasted to order and shipped the following day.

Kelly’s father, Dr. Thomas Rikli, kindled Kelly’s pursuit of coffee roasting.  He is an avid espresso enthusiast and will be serving as the Normal Roasting Company’s barista for the competition.

The Normal Roasting Company’s espresso is served locally at Valley Fire on the square in Ord and at Barista’s Coffee House in Grand Island.  Their coffee can also be ordered through their website or by calling Kelly at (308) 212-0824.

The Normal Roasting Company


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