Susan and David Ward decided early on that coffee tasted best when freshly brewed with fresh, roasted beans. During their search to make the best coffee in the world, they purchased a coffee bean roaster and began trying different roasting methods in their garage.
The couple chose the motto “Brew Good, Do Good” and committed themselves to sourcing specialty-grade coffees through direct relationships with farmers, co-ops, and importers. They also use their platform to give back to important causes in their hometown of Tampa.
The company was named for the couple’s faithful dog Buddy.
Today, Buddy Brew has 10 locations in the greater Tampa Bay, Florida, area, as well as a booming e-commerce business, shipping bags of coffee around the globe.
In April of 2021, the company debuted a new cafe inside Armature Works in Tampa Bay.
Buddy Brew maintains a corporate office in Tampa Bay, Florida.