Before the summer of 2016, Shane Buerster had never tried coffee. Now, it’s his life. Shane went on a Mercer On Mission trip to Zaruma, Ecuador in 2016; little did he know, this trip would help him find a personal mission of his own. He became friends with Arturo Penaretta, speaking on the phone with him daily. A few months later, Arturo approached Shane with a challenge: to improve Ecuador’s economy utilizing one of the country’s most prestigious products – coffee. A moment later, Z Beans was born.
The two Z Beans Coffee Shops in Macon have a little something for everyone, from coffee, smoothies, and teas, to sandwiches and pastries. Z Beans also has a roasting facility in Macon, where all of their coffees are roasted and where custom coffee blends are created for customers and companies, alike.
Z Beans Coffee is continuing to grow on a daily basis, but would not be anywhere without the support of the Macon community. Come stop by one of the coffee shops today, or schedule a tour at the Roasting Facility to learn more about the Z Beans roasting process.