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.
They built a cozy cafe and roastery in a 1930s brick building near their home in the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland. In 2014, they opened a second location in the West End: Tandem Coffee + Bakery.
Briana Holt is a born baker. She has baked all over the island of Martha’s Vineyard and also learned a thing or 2 in NYC from her time at M. Wells and Pies and Thighs. Briana is also a recent James Beard nominee. Will, Kathleen and Briana have been friends for almost 20 years. A bakery is something they had been scheming about doing together since they all lived in NYC back in 2011.
Tandem offers a rotating list of single-origin coffees and seasonal blends. They feel passionate about sourcing at origin and working in partnership with small growers and specialty importers.