4/21/2009 - Red Mountain Coffee Roaster's is changing its name
On May 1st, Red Mountain Coffee Roasters will officially change its name to O’Henry’s Coffee Roasting Company.
The first O'Henrys opened
in 1993 in Homewood, AL
Red Mountain Coffee Roasters was formed in 1995 when O’Henry’s Coffees founder, Dr. Henry Bright, moved the “Little Red Roaster” out of the Homewood, Alabama retail location. It was relocated to west Homewood in a warehouse area. Red Mountain Coffee Roasters was one of the earliest specialty coffee roasters in the Birmingham area of Alabama. The store had become too busy for Dr. Bright to roast all the coffee he needed and serve hundreds of guests every day. Red Mountain Coffee Roasters began to roast coffee for other retailers in Birmingham, Montgomery, Cullman and Florida. Dr. Bright sold O’Henry’s and RMCR to Mary and Randy Adamy in 1999. He still assists the Adamys with projects on a regular basis.
As the demand for specialty coffee grew, so did RMCR. The company now roasts premium coffees for customers throughout Alabama and the Southeast. These include other coffeehouses, specialty markets, bakeries and grocery stores.
O’Henry’s Coffees also expanded and retail locations were added at the Regions/Harbert building downtown, St. Vincent’s East Hospital and the Samford University campus.
The reason for the name change came from O’Henry’s retail heritage. “The O’Henry’s Coffees name has 15 years of history in Birmingham. Our customers know us much more by the O’Henry’s name than the Red Mountain Coffee name.”, says owner Randy Adamy. “A big part of what we do as a coffee roasting company is helping other people open retail coffee businesses. Sharing our knowledge and experience can help them get started on the right foot”, Adamy continued.
Randy & Mary Adamy with
Dr. and Mrs. Bright
RMCR moved into a 9000 square foot building on West Oxmoor Road in 2007 to accommodate current demand and support future growth. This facility serves as the offices for the company and a training center for O’Henry’s employees and the customers the roasting business serves.
The new coffee roasting website will be up and running on May 1st at http://www.ohenryscoffeeroasting.com/. The retail site is www.ohenryscoffee.com.
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