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Big Gear Coffee

Big Gear Coffee is a small batch coffee roastery in Montpelier. Founder and one-man-operator, Paul Dayton, sources sustainably grown coffee from around the world, working mostly with Genuine Origin, a purveyor of green coffee beans with boots on the ground, helping farmers work toward a better life and planet.

About Big Gear Coffee

Planting the Bean

Big Gear Coffee started with a personal “what’s next” search. In need of a change after years of hobbies and jobs – working with kids, tennis coaching, crafting furniture – Paul Dayton wanted to try something new. 

On the way back from a “what’s next” soul searching trip, he drove past a small van with a cool coffee roasting logo on the side. Combining the appeal of a hands on process, appreciation for good coffee and food, and an outlet for creativity, a coffee bean was planted! Paul immersed himself in the process of coffee roasting and started a small roastery of his own. Big Gear Coffee Roasters was born on that trip home!


Big Gear Coffee Products

Only the best beans. Vermont roasted. Named for a love for biking.

On top of classic, flavorful roasts, be sure to check out Paul's CBD-infused coffee, Buddy System, and his rotating offering of an ALL WOMAN produced coffee, the Big Gear Gold Series.

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6451 VT RT 12 in Berlin, VT
Big Gear does not currently have a cafe, but feel free to stop by the roastery to buy beans with a 15% in-roastery discount.

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