You can’t go too far in Savannah without at least hearing about PERC Coffee. The coffee roasting company has become a mainstay in kitchens, coffee shops, and restaurants around town.
With so many aspects of the food service industry seeing big changes due to COVID safety regulations, we wanted to check in and see how PERC is doing. Jared Hall, who wears many hats for PERC, including customer relations, spoke to Do Savannah about the experience and how the company has actually grown.
“I guess, when the pandemic hit, we kept going fairly strong as a coffee roaster and producer. We did see a nice uptick from our online sales and from grocery.”
One way the coffee roaster branched out for Savannah customers is through a unique delivery partnership.
PERC and Coastal Empire Moto, a vintage motorcycle shop, came together for Two Wheel Tuesdays. Customers could select local delivery when ordering online and someone from Moto would deliver it to their homes.View this post on Instagram
Another Two Wheel Tuesday in the books! Hope y’all are loving it as much as we are! If you’re local and want your coffee delivered to you by the rad folks at @coastalempiremoto, just put in your web order Sunday-Tuesday morning and select “local delivery” at checkout! Be good!! . . . . . #perccoffee #coffeeroasters #coastalempiremoto #localdelivery #stillroasting #locallove #coffeeandmotorcycles #coffeelife
Over the recent months, PERC has seen the return of orders from restaurant and hotel accounts.
“We’ve started to see the coffee shops pick up in business, so things have been going really well on that end.”
While PERC’s own coffee shop closed to customers, the roaster did open a new location in the East Lake neighborhood of Atlanta in August. “We opened that store with window service-only and outside seating, and there’s a food menu as well.”
The Savannah shop will eventually reopen though.
“We’re taking this time to think about how we’d like to reopen and some different changes we’d like to do within the building itself.”
The plan right now is to reopen the coffee shop in January.
Until then, Hall explained that there are plenty of places around Savannah where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of the nitro cold brew.
“They’re rocking it with our coffee at Foxy Loxy and Henny Penny and the Coffee Fox downtown. Also, Big Bon Bodega is serving PERC. They even have their Big Bon Bodega blend in a retail bag that you can take home with you too.
“Our most recent addition for the nitro cold brew is out at the new Sea Wolf on Tybee, the new restaurant and bar that’s associated with the Lone Wolf.”
And if you’re looking for something a little more alcoholic, Hall recommends the Black Rabbit. “They’re not only serving the cold brew but also making some fun cocktails with the cold brew as well.”
Hall said that customers can still stop by their location on East Broad Street to pick up bags of whole beans. They just need to place their orders online.