Specialty Coffee

Where the First Branch river joins the White River in SoRo.



Bringing specialty coffee to South Royalton!

We source the best beans we can from around the world, showcasing their flavor profiles through the way we roast and serve them.  While our coffee is global, our company supports local agriculture and the community.

Freshly Roasted Beans

We serve coffee as fresh as possible.  Our two Ethiopian coffees (one washed/one natural), a Guatemalan and an espresso blend composed of Brazilian and El Salvador coffees have great flavor profiles.  We’re developing a few more blends and will be bringing in coffee from other origins soon. Most of our roasts stay in the medium range.

Coffee Club

Our Coffee Club is $55 per month and includes one pound picked up in house or shipped. If you wish to join our Coffee Club please contact us.


We are now offering wholesale! Please contact us if you wish to set up an account.

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(802) 281 8453



228 Chelsea Street
South Royalton, VT



M-Fri 7a–5p
Sa-Su 8a–4p


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The Tasting Room



12-4pm Saturday/Sunday

4-9pm Tuesdays and Fridays


About Us

First Branch Coffee was started by the three owners of Upper Pass Beer Company: Andrew Puchalik, Chris Perry, and Ivan Tomek. They have also opened up tasting room for the Upper Pass Beer Company in the back of the shop and are doing special events including Taco Tuesday and Flatbread Friday weekly.

The shop is managed by Andrew and his wife Lauren along with Monica Alsup who is also on the roasting team with Andrew and has her own small roasting company. Coffee consultant Adam Calver was brought in to help train baristas and launch the shop. We do all of our production roasting in-house on a 12 kg roaster and sample roasting on a 1 kg Mill City Roaster that Andrew learned to roast on. Our focus is sourcing high quality ethically sourced beans and roasting them to the sweet spot of their flavor profile. We roast our African coffees a bit lighter and our SoRo espresso blend a bit darker but in general favor a medium roast profile.

In addition to coffee we offer a variety of specialty teas, steamed drinks (maple steamers, hot cocoa, chai, golden milk and matcha) and a variety of pastries made both in house and sourced by other local bakers.