While an Automobile Mechanic in Boulder Colorado, Gerry Leary's passion for coffee began in 1994 when visiting a San Francisco caf. He heard what sounded like a rock tumbler and discovered it was a coffee roaster. He realized then that coffee didnt have to be flat and bitter, as coffee roasting was a true art form.
Blind from birth, Gerry's visual impairment kept him from finding an apprenticeship in the coffee business. So he attended the San Francisco Coffee Training Institute and began a journey into the land of gourmet coffee roasting.