A Family Company
For over 25 years, Coffee Roasters of Charleston has been dedicated to providing “The Best Cup of Coffee You’ve Ever Had. Our company’s founder, Francisco Davila, started his family business when he was a ship chandler providing sailors in the port of Charleston with a delicate coffee that they took with them around the globe.
Later, the business expanded to “Cafe Rainbow,” located on King Street in downtown Charleston, where it became a household name. Francisco eventually sold part of the business, but kept roasting for a select number of customers.
In 2012, his son-in-law, Kevin Jewett moved to town and took an interest in the family business. Together with his wife Carolina, they are working to carry the business into the next generation.
The Pot of Gold
Today, Rainbow Coffee has transcended to select Sam’s Club locations throughout the southeast. Our craft roasted specialty coffee is sure to catch your eye, packaged in our premium gold, 2 lbs bags, for a special wholesale price.
We offer many roast profiles, blends, and flavors of choice, from our Sexy Seven-Espresso to our famous Charleston Pecan. We take pride in how smooth our coffee is. Even our darkest roasts are silky smooth, leaving your pallet craving another sip. Our customers just can’t get over how fresh our coffee is. We deliver Rainbow Coffee in the form of whole beans within 24 hours of roasting, packaged in resealable, premium, single valve chambered, gold bags to ensure your coffee stays fresh for even longer.
Emphasis On “Fresh”
We are dedicated to preserving the fresh, quality taste our sippers have come to know and love. By craft roasting each small batch ourselves, we can stay true to the consistency of each roast profile within our brand.
Yellow Brick Road
In 2017, Troy Styles, a Greenville native, and his mate Damian, formed SipNStyle, LLC as a distributor for Coffee Roasters of Charleston, Inc.. Bringing with him several years of retail, visual merchandising, and customer service experience; he is dedicated to growing our Rainbow Coffee brand and has a deep passion for our company.
As we look at our growth and expansion, we have big plans for 2018. Our company’s eventual vision is to establish micro-roasters every 500 miles throughout the United States. This of course will take time, but we have began our first expansion in Greenville, SC in conjunction with SipNStyle, LLC. Ensuring our gold standard of fresh, means that we must have complete control of our product and brand along with each roasting profile to ensure ou
r coffees consistency in each micro roaster that produces it. While Coffee Roasters of Charleston will continue roasting, we will also become a centralized distribution hub for our 100% Arabica, Supremo, Colombian Coffee beans for each one of our micro roasters; in addition to providing hands on training, and maintaining consistency in the packaging and distribution of each of our brands.
As we roll out our first expansion of 2018, we are working together with SipNStyle, LLC to bring Rainbow Coffee to more Sam’s Clubs and communities so that you too, can enjoy the same superior taste each morning in your cup. SipNStyle is dedicated to not only growing our brand, but doing it in a way that is consistent with the overall vision of Coffee Roasters of Charleston.
SipNStyle – Greenville, SC
Home Sweet Home
After many years of visual merchandising and retail management, I landed a career change becoming an International Flight Attendant for the world’s largest global airline. For nearly 8 years I worked based in New York City and traveled the globe, but always stayed closer to my home in Greenville. People would always ask me, “What is your favorite place you’ve ever traveled to?” My answer was always, “home.”
What they didn’t understand was the beauty within this quaint little city and the familiarity is has, even to the many who visit it each year for the first time. It is a beautiful place that has preserved it’s history and flourished with industry over the last 20 years, but it is still so familiar. The 61,000 people in it are kind; a great place to raise children. It has so much to offer to nature lovers in it’s own natural element. A one mile stretch of it’s downtown Main Street will offer you over 150 restaurants, various performance arts theaters, a professional baseball stadium, and an ever growing arts district, just to name a few. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of this fast growing city?
That is why we have been very selective in choosing our location in beautiful Greenville. Sure, we can find a building and roast coffee anywhere, but it is more important to us, to find a building within our community where we can make an impact. While most of Greenville has recently undergone revitalization , there are remaining close-by communities that are in need of the same. Health and agriculture is a large scale focus of these communities.
Swamp Rabbit Trail
The “Swamp Rabbit Trail” is definitely the talk of the town. By transitioning our old broken railroad into a 22 mile, bike and walk greenway that connects Travelers Rest with Downtown Greenville and flowing you right alongside the Reedy River. Greenville has shifted into being a hotspot, mapping it’s way onto every top 10 list of places to go, bringing even more great people to this great city.
While community gardens are popping up here and there, there are still many historic communities where development is needed to keep those families in tact and revive the history of what once was.
San Souci – “Worry Free”
That is why we have focused our attention to the community of Sans Souci, which means “no worries” in French. A little over 2 miles from downtown, Velot Valets is a local custom bicycle shop making a huge impact on the nearby, Sans Souci community. Their non-profit is gearing up to make a bigger difference in the lives of locals by bringing an initiative on health and well being to this almost forgotten community. Sarah and Carlo not only teach bicycle safety, but they also host a free bike maintenance workshop the first Saturday of each month available to anyone who needs it. One of them is always around to assist in every way possible to bring revitalization, health, safety, and so much more to San Souci.
Location is Everything
We have graciously chosen a location beside Velot Valets so that we can partner with them in much of their efforts to create a safe space for the community while integrating arts and development along the way. Our side of the building needs lots of work, but the planning stages are underway and we are excited about working with them to create what is to come.
Projected to open in early/mid 2018, SipNStyle is in the development stages to open a coffee roaster paired with a coffee house, serving the best cup of coffee, roasted on site. We will work with the community to create a safe space where communication of arts meets health.
Our location is under development so that we will soon be able to bring Rainbow Coffee to Greenville and distribute to other Sam’s Clubs throughout the southeast. We have lots of plans, but we are working in stages to turn this building into more than just a coffee roaster.
We are interested in any ideas from the community that will help give this project life. If you want to join in the effort, contact SipNStyle to see how you can help.
As We Grow
Coffee Roasters of Charleston will first work with SipNStyle, LLC to assist in packaging and distribution of our fresh, craft roasted, small batch, specialty coffee. We will continue to roast at our centralized roaster in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Once SipNStyle fits and remodels their projected location in Greenville, SC, they too will be roasting to our precise roasting profiles and will align with our brand to bring Rainbow Coffee to more clubs and cities in the Southeast.
In the meantime, SipNStyle will coordinate roadshow tasting events at Sam’s Club locations included in our first expansion rollout, so that members can preview and taste our coffee before it hits their select club’s shelves. After we land in each of those clubs, SipNStyle will mimic our roasting profiles, packaging and assist in distribution to those clubs.
Branching our company is the best way to ensure that our product stays fresh and becomes available to more of you, with an overall goal of making it available to more and more members within Sam’s Club.
Keeping up with us is a whirlwind. To stay informed, follow our blog on our website and stay tuned to our facebook, twitter, and instagram for updates on our progress and all of the new things happening with all of our brands.
We are looking forward to all that we have set out to accomplish in 2018 and want to personally thank each one of our customers for making it all possible.
Growing our brand is a feat for sure, but in the end our goal is to hear more of you say, “This is the best cup of coffee I’ve ever had!”
We want to hear you say,
"This is the best cup of coffee I've ever had!"