Independent Ann Arbor coffee roaster John Roos's business specializes in high-quality, free speech coffee. Cafe and roaster at 1155 Rosewood St, and a new (2016) cafe downtown at 117 East Liberty. John is a chef, a drummer, and an artist. With Roos Roast, he "finally found a way to sell his art." He's also a purist, and a student of all that is coffee culture.
Available online at: http://roosroast.com/
With the help of Stadium Hardware's engineering team, John converted a Nuova Simonelli lever pull machine originally from Akire from Italian to American propane fittings, mounted it on an old hot dog cart, and now has off-the-grid espresso at Farmer's Market.