Trager Brothers Coffee Roastery

Public service announcement:

If you have a caffeine emergency south of Charlottesville, proceed directly to the Trager Brothers roastery in Lovingston.

trager brothers coffee

Did you know this existed? Mr HP, Momma HP, and I stumbled upon it last weekend when Rapunzel’s was closed (they open at 4, fyi) and we were so desperate we were driving to McDonald’s for some McCafe when we were saved by a sign for the TBC Roastery. What a happy surprise to be able to drink organic coffee roasted on-site while supporting a small, local company. That’s the opposite of going to McDonald’s.

Trager Brothers coffee

From the Trager Brothers website:

 Trager Brothers Coffee is a 100% Organic micro-roastery located in beautiful Nelson County, Virginia. We are family-owned and operated, serving fine coffees and espresso drinks at our four Higher Grounds locations in Charlottesville, Virginia since 1993. TBC is committed to bringing you the highest quality, freshest, environmentally sound coffee on the market. We believe you will notice the difference in the cup.

Trager Brothers menu

bags of coffee beans

TBC patio

The Roastery is open Monday through Friday 6am-3pm, and Saturdays 8 am-1pm.

Location: 486 Front Street Lovingston, VA 22949

You can also get their coffee at small groceries in the C’ville area, and regional Whole Foodses. Here are all their locations if you want to try their coffee and don’t want to trek to Lovingston. We three found it to be excellent. And caffeinated!

TBC Mexican coffee

Local apples and grape juice

Today’s breakfast was courtesy of Uncle Jim, who brought apples from Catoctin Mountain Orchard to a family gathering last week. So delicious; they didn’t even need the sprinkling of cinnamon I gave them.

Later in the afternoon, Mr. HP, Mr. Cheenius, and I (poor Cheenius wasn’t feeling well) visited some of our wonderful local vineyards. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful, bountiful area.

First stop: Flying Fox Vineyard, where we learned about the new Nelson 151 Trail, home to 7 wineries and 2 breweries.

Some very fancy people were chauffeured to Flying Fox to taste wines. We were not those fancy people.

Cadillac at Flying Fox Vineyard

We stopped at Cardinal Point Winery, home to possibly our favorite local wines, and finished the day enjoying the fabulous views at King Family Vineyards.

King Family Vineyards

It was a lovely afternoon! Missed you, Cheenius!