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Date: 2/05/2021

Dancing Bean Coffee House Purchases Bellwether Coffee Roaster

The Dancing Bean Coffee House today announced the purchase of its  exciting new Bellwether Coffee Roaster, makers of the first of its  kind-zero emissions, internet-connected roaster. The  Bellwether is the world's first  recirculating roaster that has the technology to remove particulates and volatile organic compounds in real-time which reduces

the  carbon footprint of the average roaster by  over 90%. The Dancing Bean  coffee house can

now provide their own freshly roasted and delicious coffee while making sustainability a major priority for Townsend, Blount County, and ultimately the world!


Amie Wendell, Coffee House Manager shares, "before purchasing the  Bellwether roaster, we didn't have access  to roasting our  own coffee. Now, with the Bellwether, we are a "real" coffee house, we  are  helping the environment, and our  team can  truly focus on  what's important- a delicious coffee experience for our customers."


"In-store roasting at the  Dancing Bean  Coffee House has  been a priority for  several reasons", says Dancing Bear owner Mark Oldham. "We want to provide on- property roasting not only for our Dancing Bean   Coffee House, but also  for our   other outlets, including  Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, our in-cabin experience at Dancing Bear  Lodge, and our  wildly popular Apple Valley Cafe. Additionally, we are excited to have a vendor such  as Bellwether- who will link us to green coffee farmers worldwide that practice sustainability for our  environment, and who also  provides cutting edge roasting technology  that eliminates harmful emissions. We believe this  is a home run for  our  guests, for Townsend, and our  planet."


Customers in the Great Smoky Mountain & Townsend areas can now try coffee roasted on the

Bellwether Roaster at The  Dancing Bean  Coffee House starting today.



The Dancing Bean Coffee House

7140 E. Lamar Alexander  Pkwy., Townsend TN 37882