Once A Coffee Desert, Idaho Coffee Scene Has Come A Long Way

Apr 25, 2013

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NPR has been bringing you stories about coffee this week.

We’ve learned about coffee habits in Scandinavia, how growers in Central America are going green, and how coffee consumption has changed world history. Now, we learn a little bit about coffee here in Idaho.

Jerome Eberharter moved to Boise in 1983 from Seattle. He soon started roasting beans in his garage and by 1987, had started White Cloud Coffee in Garden City. The next year, he helped open the first Moxie Java in Boise.

Eberharter says he’d long been a fan of coffee. And he saw a business opportunity because there were few places in the region that sold what he considered good coffee.  Hear our conversation from Thursday's Morning Edition, below.

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