Meet Chris Richard. Born in the Great Pacific Northwest where coffee civilization abounds. He grew up in a small town in southern Oregon where he saw the ability of one small coffee stand slowly change the culture of the entire town. He saw where the ability to connect with people daily and lift their spirits, change the course of their day, leaving a positive impact – how it affected others, not just himself, really left an impression on him. A United States Marine found himself years later juggling three jobs with endlessly long hours needing a break. He discovered a small groupon course on roasting coffee. Being a connoisseur of drink crafts he loved the idea and thought it would be a fun night. After the very simplistic course, he was hooked! He bought himself a home roaster and started dabbling and experimenting for the next seven years, not thinking too much of it. When asked by his wife what he would love to do in his wildest dreams… owning his own coffee company would always come up. Moving from San Diego (as Wedding Photographers/Graphic Artists) in 2017 to Southern Missouri (where his wife, Wendy and her family grew up) they longed more for their family – a forever home for their children to grow up in, jobs that created more time with their kids and to leave a legacy bigger than they were. As a family, with their five homeschooled children, they decided to branch into this new career and create a place to serve others – Table Rock Coffee Roasters was born. Their heart is to create and fuel a culture that inspires others, gives selflessly and loves generously. It is so much more than just a cup of coffee.
Table Rock Coffee Roasters produces handcrafted coffees. We roast in small batches and specialize in a medium to light roast. We are just starting to develop our own blends.
TRCR also features a roster of single-origin coffees. Our offerings change with the seasons, with what farmers we work with are growing, and what we love drinking now. We are currently featuring coffee from Brazil, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Colombia and other coffee-producing countries.
We roast coffee at our roastery in Southern Missouri – Ridgedale, Missouri, near Big Cedar Lodge. Our coffees are available at two locations – Branson Missouri on the strip just west of Dolly’s Stampede and also at our roastery location. We plan on expanding to more in the future. We wholesale coffee to local cafes, restaurants, and markets. TRCR has been featured on the Globe and Branson Tribune. We mail orders to home customers and small businesses. Delivery and shipping are fast because fresh coffee is great coffee.
What else happens at the roastery, besides our owner Chris Richard manning his Probat roaster, and Grace keeping our deliveries on target, and Eric creating masterpiece lattes while we play favorite jams on the sound system? We cup coffees on our beautiful rustic prohibition cupping-table and have a cupping class for those who also pride themselves in learning more about pairings, roasting and becoming a coffee connoisseur. We brush-up on our barista skills, train our employees, sell merch including t-shirts and yeti tumblers, and at the end of the day hangout with our close friends and loved ones full of happy tears and belly laughs – exactly how you would want to end every night.
Curious about how our coffees can work with your office or business? Visit our roastery or call Grace to get started on the road to great tasting coffee.
Producers of small batch coffee specializing in medium-light roast. Taste what many consider to be some of the best coffee in Southern Missouri. Locally roasted since 2020.