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October 25, 2022

Spyhouse Coffee Roasters Announces New Location in Rochester

Minneapolis-based coffee roaster to open seventh location later this year

MINNEAPOLIS (October 25, 2022) – Minneapolis-based Spyhouse Coffee Roasters announced today that it will expand its operations with the addition of a new cafe in Rochester, Minnesota. The new café will be the seventh Spyhouse location and is the first café located outside of the Twin Cities.

“We are thrilled to be expanding Spyhouse into Rochester later this year,” said Kevin Wencel, market president. “Rochester is a thriving city, and we look forward to introducing our specialty coffee to the area. We hope to serve as a welcoming gathering point for coffee lovers in the local community and all the diverse travelers passing through.” 

The new location will sell a variety of Spyhouse’s packaged blends in addition to serving all its signature drinks, including favorites like the Spygirl, Carmella and Solid Gold Lattes. The location will open to the public in December and will be open seven days a week. With every location the company has opened, each café has been tailored and designed to its individual space and the Rochester location will be no different. Located at the TownePlace Suites, the new café will be just steps away from downtown Rochester and the Mayo Clinic.

Since opening its first location 22 years ago, Spyhouse has grown to have five cafés and a roasting facility in Minneapolis as well as one café in St. Paul. At each of its locations, Spyhouse strives to provide a good working environment that gives a decent living wage, benefits, and support for growth within the company. 

“We are proud to continue to grow the Spyhouse brand with the addition of this new location,” said Dan Trott, FairWave CEO. “As the FairWave Coffee Collective continues to grow in each of the individual markets where our brands reside, we are driven by the same purpose: to preserve and elevate local specialty coffee brands through best practices, innovation and authentic coffee experiences.” 

Spyhouse Coffee Roasters was acquired by FairWave Coffee Collective in 2021. FairWave’s mission is to enhance local coffee brands in their respective markets so that the brands truly stay local and remain a part of the community in which they operate. To learn more about FairWave and Spyhouse Coffee Roasters, visit

About FairWave™
FairWave™ Holdings LLC is a Specialty Coffee Collective that fuels the future of local specialty coffee through superior experiences and a mission to respect every hand in the journey, from seed to cup. FairWave brings financial insights, industry best practices, and behind-the-scenes support so that brands can stay invested in their product, experience, and local market. FairWave is based in Kansas City, Missouri, and led by CEO and beverage industry expert Dan Trott. For more information, please visit

About Spyhouse Coffee RoastersSpyhouse Coffee Roasters is a Twin Cities roaster and retailer specializing in sourcing, roasting and brewing the best coffees from around the globe. Founded in 2000, Spyhouse now serves six locations across the Minneapolis metro. With an emphasis on sustainability and community, Spyhouse does its part to lessen its environmental impact and contribute to local and national organizations. For more information, please visit



Jenna Smith

Trozzolo Communications Group

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