Mad Priest Coffee Roasters
With a high standard for customer service, a passion for education, and a heart for the displaced, Mad Priest Coffee Roasters seeks to meet the growing demand for high-quality craft coffee while employing refugees resettled in and around Chattanooga, Tennessee. Or, as our mission says it, to "Craft Excellent Coffee. Educate the Curious. Champion the Displaced."
Mad Priest Coffee is the brainchild of Michael Rice. In addition to the entrepreneur in his blood, he's also got a strong background in sales/management and barista and roasting certifications through Counter Culture Coffee and the SCAA. Before coming to join the coffee scene in Chattanooga two years ago as manager at The Camp House, he and his wife, Cherita, spent a few years living in India and working in the newly booming coffee industry there. Michael loves to use coffee as a means to integrate and teach about all different types of cultures and people. Having travelled to many different parts of the world, Michael wants to share those experiences and bring more culture and diversity to Chattanooga.