ABOUT

In 2010, after years of working as a barista, manager and roaster in Athens, GA, Philip Brown came to Savannah. His mission: to cultivate an appreciation for outstanding coffee in the South. Armed with a Diedrich IR-12, a bike and a really big backpack, he built PERC Coffee one bag at a time. 

As business grew, Philip knew the PERC family had to grow too, so he assembled a small and diversely impassioned crew that came together like a coffee Voltron. Batch after batch, play after blistering late-night play of Paranoid, they built a culture around sharing the product they loved. They eventually outgrew the shop, moved the operation to a warehouse on the east side, bought a bigger roaster, and built out a swanky training lab. 

Now we are many. With backgrounds in music, technology, and science, we are a team of detail-oriented creatives united by the same common interest: making and sharing damn good coffee.

 

SOURCING
We work tirelessly to roast the very best coffee we can find. Sourcing seasonally ensures the green coffee is always at the peak of its potential. We taste dozens of samples before deciding on a new offering. Once chosen, we pay premium prices to secure these coffees. We believe this model celebrates the hard work and precision of the producers and establishes quality relationships built on a foundation of integrity and trust.

ROASTING
Dynamic flavor is not inherent in green coffee – it’s latent. With that in mind, we create individual roast profiles for each coffee to maximize varietal expression. We believe in highlighting the natural sweetness and balance of these beautiful coffees by roasting them on the light to medium side and never venturing into second crack. The bottom line: we don’t buy, roast, or sell coffee we’re not totally bananas about.

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TEAM
We're a bunch of down-to-earth bean hustlers who are passionate about insanely awesome coffee. We are honored to work with the amazing farmers who produce these incredible coffees and humbled to have the chance to bring them into your homes. The PERC team is an ever-growing bunch of folks who work together to ensure the beans get treated right. Check out "the fam" as well as our alumni below.

 
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Philip Brown

Origin: Columbia, SC
Position: Roaster dude
Tunes: Smog, Stereolab, Eric Dolphy
Spirit Animal: Giant Panda
In my cup: Ethiopia Misty Valley

Nancy Brown

Origin: Asheboro, NC
Position: Keeper of the books
Tunes: Bob Dylan, Dr. Dre
Spirit Animal: Owl
In my cup: Brazil Bob-o-link

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JOE JOHNSON

Origin: Providence, RI
Position: Packer + Delivery Boy
Tunes: M83, Trap
Spirit Animal: Giraffe
In my cup: Ethiopia Cheffe Elfeta

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PEREZ GABE - AKA lil' batchy

Origin: Savannah, GA
Position: Packer + batcher
Tunes: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Grandaddy
Spirit Animal: Two headed dog
In my cup: Colombia El Mirador

TAYLOR KIMBALL

Origin: Savannah, GA
Position: Mr. Everything
Tunes: James Brown, Talking Heads, Neil Young
Spirit Animal: Alpaca
In my cup: Ethiopia Misty Valley

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JONNA O'SULLIVAN

Origin: The Arctic Circle, Finland
Position: PERC Hustler
Tunes: Etta James, The Rolling Stones, Chris Thile
Spirit Animal: Goat
In my cup: Ethiopia Cheffe Elfeta

  Origin:  Forest Park, GA  Position:  Media master + Cold Brewist + Fixer  Tunes:  Buddy Miller, Pere Ubu, Half Japanese  Spirit Animal:  Anole  In my cup:  Kenya Nyeri AA

JON CHANDLER

Origin: Forest Park, GA
Position: Media master + Cold Brewist + Fixer
Tunes: Buddy Miller, Pere Ubu, Half Japanese
Spirit Animal: Anole
In my cup: Kenya Nyeri AA

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JORDAN MOONEY

Origin: Jacksonville, NC
Position: Trainer + professional wrestler
Tunes: Ben Folds, Townes Van Zandt, King Dude
Spirit Animal: Moose
In my cup: Peru Yanatile

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KAITLIN GARDINO

Origin: Colorado Springs, CO
Position: Barista + Packer
Tunes: The Beatles, Andrew Bird
Spirit Animal: Jellyfish
In my cup: Ethiopia Cheffe Elfeta

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tommy Fisher

Origin: St Croix, USVI
Position: Packer
Tunes: The Dear Hunter, Little Tybee
Spirit Animal:  Leatherback sea turtle
In my cup: Juggernaut espresso

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KIM SPERA

Origin: Ocracoke Island, NC
Position: Barista + Packer
Tunes: Anything good
Spirit Animal: Wildebeest
In my cup: Colombia El Mirador

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John Caldwell

Origin: Southern Britain
Position: Packer
Tunes: Life without buildings
Spirit Animal:  Blonde, flower eating, squirrel
In my cup: Guatemala Ixlama


ALUMNI

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