Jason Wilson and Northwest Coffee
October 15, 2020
Congratulations to Jason Wilson and Northwest Coffee Roasting for winning the Riverfront Times staff pick for Best Coffeehouse in 2020! I cannot overstate how much I love Northwest Coffee. It’s been my favorite coffee spot and bean roaster since before Jason bought the place in 2012, and he has only made a good thing even better. To quote the RFT:
“Jason …has created an engaging space where he occasionally hosts progressive politicians for discussions. One of the few Black roasters in the country, he has adopted a mission to not only succeed in business, but build a model that shows others the joy of thriving in stereotype-busting roles. He calls it controlling the narrative — the idea that you can shape your own story.”
A couple years ago I commissioned Northwest to do a custom roast blend which we called “Mugshot”. (Very proud of that pun, thank you very much.) I sent the coffee beans out to friends and clients, along with a branded mug and a series of printed photo cards featuring the people and vibe at Northwest. Scroll all the way down to see the mug and whimsical brand by the incomparable Mary Frances Foster.
Thanks again, Jason. For the coffee, for the place to sit, and for being there for St. Louis.