In 2012, after working in coffee in Boston, Martha's Vineyard, San Francisco, and New York, Will and Kathleen Pratt found a home for Tandem Coffee Roasters in Portland, Maine. With Will’s background in carpentry and Kathleen’s immaculate painting and sanding skills (plus the occasional libation from their neighbors at Bunker Brewing Co.) they built a cozy cafe and roastery in a beautiful 1930s brick building nestled in East Bayside—a neighborhood they are excited to call home.
In 2014, Tandem opened a new West End location – Tandem Coffee + Bakery. The bakery is headed up by Tandem’s best friend and baker extraordinaire, Briana Holt. Once again, Tandem was lucky enough to find a unique old building - this one built in the 1960’s. Once a gas station then laundromat - now a beautiful place to sip coffee, eat delicious baked goods and chat with friends.