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.
Tandem is a member of 1% for the Planet
That means 1% of annual sales are directly donated to environmental non-profits doing what they can to protect the future of our planet. This is just one of the many ways we're workin' on it at our cafes—and by buying our coffee (and other stuff too) you’re a part of that progress. Check out our partners: Upstream, Cultivating Community, Maine Grain Alliance, and Bicycle Coalition of Maine.