Our Roasting Partners
Zeal Coffee Roasters
Original Co-founder of The Lab, Peter Davidson, founded Zeal Coffee Roasters in 2013 with the intent of educating North Tampa about specialty coffee. Zeal’s vision is to cater to Tampa’s fresh coffee scene, offering a wide spectrum of coffees for wholesale partners who are just beginning to introduce third wave coffee to their customers or for those looking for the next exceptional micro-lots. The Lab’s tasting room is owned and operated by Zeal, showcasing all their coffees and rotating them on every brew method.
Original Co Founder of The Lab, Roberto Torres, started The Blind Tiger Cafe in Ybor City in November of 2014. It was a response to a lack of specialty coffee in our historic district of Tampa. The Blind Tiger started their roasting business in the early parts of 2016 with the intent of opening more shops. You can visit them at their original location in Ybor City or in their newest location in Seminole Heights. South Howard location coming soon!
The Hemp and Coffee Exchange
Brett Schwenke and Jeremy Denny are well known names in the Tampa Beer and Culinary industry. Their vision is to celebrate the health benefits of hemp while complementing it with fresh roasted coffee. They were the very first company to partner with The Lab for their roasting needs. You can find their bags all around town and they plan to open a shop in the very near future.