ESTABLISHED IN 2016
In a world of grande sugary caffeinated drinks, it was hard to find a basic cup of coffee that wasn't considered swill. You know the stuff; that black tar of burnt bitterness sitting on a burner all day long.
"No longer did I want to settle for that junk cup."
Out of quiet desperation, and after being stood up at a professional baseball game,
...Benchwarmers Coffee was born.
There was a chill to the air in the stadium that day, beer wouldn't do (I know..), so I walked around the stadium looking for a cup of coffee. Surely, there would be at least one stand selling coffee. Each vendor after another telling me to try the next stand. Alas, no coffee in the entire stadium.
As I sat watching the game next to an empty plastic stadium seat, I couldn't help but think about why the stadium didn't have at least one pot of coffee somewhere. All I know is that the Phillies lost that game, and I had come up with a crazy business plan for a coffee business.
"IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME"
Owner of Benchwarmers Coffee
Adam started roasting coffee in 2012 as a hobby, which quickly turned into a small business. He is constantly learning and growing as a coffee roaster, barista, and business owner. Not only did Adam teach himself how to roast coffee, he taught himself how to make chocolate from bean-to-bar, he learned the delicate art form of hand-made doughnuts as well, which are hand-glazed at the store per your order.
Adams attention to detail, and pure unadulterated love and passion for his industry is why Benchwarmers Coffee is the success that it is.
Benchwarmers Coffee is a micro roaster of specialty coffee. All our coffee is directly sourced from the farm, farmer or cooperative, from which it was grown and cultivated. We roast our coffee to it's peak taste and flavor profile, letting the cultivator's hard work shine through.
BEST COFFEE SPOT
Whether you’re in the mood for a handcrafted coffee drink or a homemade doughnut made from scratch, Benchwarmers Coffee & Doughnuts is there for you. With both indoor and outdoor seating options, you are sure to feel at home at this West Reading coffee shop year-round. A four-time winner of the “Best Coffee Spot” title, owner Adam Kenderdine says, “Being customer service- and quality-driven is paramount.” From roasting his own coffee beans daily to breading and frying fried chicken made to order, it is clear that Benchwarmers focuses on quality and ensuring customer satisfaction with every order. Menu items include: doughnut sandwiches, fried chicken, coffee, espresso and non-caffeinated beverages that are almost entirely customizable. So, if you’re looking for a coffee shop with fresh ingredients, friendly staff and consistently delicious eats and drinks, check out Benchwarmers! — Elyse Eckert
400 Penn Avenue, West Reading | 610.374.2326 | benchwarmerscoffee.com
Featured in the Reading Eagle Newspaper July 2016