Our Story

When Little City, an iconic Austin café and coffee roaster, was forced to shutter in 2011 after nearly 20 years in business, Joel Shuler, of Austin roaster Casa Brasil Coffees, stepped in to purchase Little City Coffee Roasters to keep the brand alive.

Little City’s team are passionate about coffee and actively travel the world to source small, unique lots of coffee directly from growers. In order to ensure that quality is maximized throughout the supply chain, careful attention is paid to every detail, from the partnership with the growers to the storage and roasting of the coffee.

Within Little City’s climate-controlled warehouse, the beans are roasted to order. Each small batch is cupped by Little City’s coffee professionals to ensure that the coffee hits the shelves at its full potential. The Little City team firmly believes that “everyone deserves a great cup of coffee” and their blends are as at home at a coffee shop as they are at a corner store. The results are smooth, unique coffees that are as approachable as the classic Austin coffee shop that inspired them.