Something’s Brewin’ in Wolfeboro
Local Couple Offers Specialty Coffee Roasted on the Shore of Back Bay
By Mark Foynes
“It all begins with the beans,” explained Troy Lucas, co-owner of Lucas Roasting Company, a purveyor of high-quality coffees based in Wolfeboro.
Troy loves talking coffee. He’s the master roaster for Lucas. If you walk into his establishment, which he runs with his wife and business partner, Jennica, you will likely walk out knowing a lot more about coffee when you leave.
Troy has been roasting coffee beans for about 17 years. He explained that it started out as a hobby, somewhat akin to home brewing.
“There was a lot of good coffee out there, but nothing that quite suited my taste,” he said. “It’s something I’m passionate about and learning the art of roasting the best quality beans was something I immersed myself in once I got started,” Troy added.
While he did solicit tips from master roasters as he was getting started, Troy said he is “largely self-taught.” He said he would take copious notes after each batch was roasted to document the qualities of each variety of coffee beans. https://www.lucasroasting.com/