This Spotlight is brought to you by The Ghostly Roaster. You can connect with the Ghost himself on Instagram, where his handle is @ghostlyroaster, and watch his sweet videos on YouTube. He recently took a vacation and favored us with a write up of a cafe he really enjoyed down in Savannah, GA. This is Part 2 of his visit to PERC Coffee Roasters. -Jake
Second Visit. A couple days later I woke up needing a good cup of coffee and although I had some home roast in my hotel room, I just needed a Chemex. Of course we decided to stop by PERC before embarking on our local adventures in Savannah.
We were greeted by the entire crew busy at work packaging and roasting. Wholesale orders were going out in large bags packed inside larger containers and a table full of smaller 12oz bags were being packed up for their retail and online customers. Behind the crew was Philip roasting and checking the aroma of his beans, totally engulfed in his laptop watching his roast progress. This was art in motion.
When we sat down my wife and I were warmly greeted by Kaitlin Gardino. She had another task going before we walked in and because of this she promptly washed up before engaging us.
I brought in my Yeti Mug adorned with an Orange Cactus Coffee sticker and I asked if I could have a Chemex to go. Kaitlin said she would be happy to make one for me and proceeded to ask what kind of coffee I usually drank. I told her I usually drink a Yirga Cheffe but she grabbed a few samples of whole bean coffee they had available for me to delight in the aroma, roast color and flavor notes provided by her. This day PERC had five or six offerings to choose from. Once I decided on the Ethiopian Guji, Kaitlin weighed and ground the beans, preheated the Chemex and timed her brew with a small digital timer sitting right next to the Chemex atop their digital scale. Training, experience and patience resulted in another perfectly brewed Chemex to start my day.
By this time the wife and I had not had breakfast. Before us on the counter PERC had a clear covered tray of different donuts baked fresh from a local bakery. We decided to purchase one of their lemon filled meringue donuts and get it to go. We soon headed down the road to start our day. I ask the wife how the donut was. She said to me in a very serious tone, “That was the best donut I have ever had!”
Expectations & Recommendations: Before heading out to PERC stop by their website and visit their menu. PERC is committed to coffee and their menu reflects this. It is refreshing to see a business focused on what their vision is and not try to be everything to everyone. Expect highly focused coffee preparation, fantastic service and flavors that will according to them “melt your tongue”.
Before you stop by PERC, I recommend that you take a few minutes to visit their “ABOUT” page and learn who the crew are. Their website shows PERC’s commitment and appreciation of its crew by highlighting the current crew and also its “ALUMNI”. Everyone I had an interaction with was fabulous and I know they would love for you come in introducing yourself and address them by their name. The atmosphere is very inviting, open, warm and friendly.
The Conclusion. When in Savannah Georgia you must stop by PERC Coffee Roasters. Everything I witnessed and experienced spoke to me as being classy, clean, detailed and good ole Southern hospitality. If you want the perfect coffee house experience I would highly recommend stopping by and visiting with Philip, Jon, Kaitlin, and the rest of PERC’s fabulous crew. Thank you Philip, Jon and Kaitlin for THE best coffee and coffee house experiences I’ve ever had.
Thank you, Ghostly Roaster, for the tremendous write up on PERC, and thank you for reading!