Coffee started as a pastime for owner and roaster Chris Gatti and his business/romantic partner Melissa Bartz and quickly became an obsession. By sourcing exclusively from quality-focused farmers, they craft coffees that are expressive and unique, with offerings that change seasonally at their storefront in a bright white converted garage. Expect lighter roasts, to preserve the natural flavors found in raw beans.
125 High St., Unit A, Ipswich, 978-356-0936, littlewolf.coffee
Atomic Coffee Roasters
When Atomic, the OG of North Shore coffee production with 15 years of experience, started roasting in its original Beverly café back in the early aughts, it was something of a novelty. Now Atomic is exploding, preparing to open a new roasting facility in Peabody with 10 times the capacity of its original machine. But that doesn’t change the delicious brews and welcoming vibes of the Cabot Street spot.
268 Cabot St., Beverly, 978-922-0042, atomicafe.com