The Family That Brews Together: Local family brings craft coffee to Berkeley County | Journal-news

MARTINSBURG — Perched along Ropp Drive, a cute farmhouse-style trailer sits with the welcoming smell of freshly brewed coffee and the warm smiles of the Kimbrell family, the warm day and bright sun making for a view reminiscent of a postcard.

That trailer, A.M. Brews, ties together the family’s passion for craft coffee and brewing in one of Berkeley County’s newest businesses, the family-owned operation about to hit the two-month mark.

“We all like coffee, and we thought, ‘We think our community needs some more craft coffee in the area. Let’s do it,’” Paris Kimbrell said. “We all like to

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Warren Gilles brewing a perfect cup at Arctos Coffee. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO

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Warren Gilles brewing a perfect cup at Arctos Coffee.

Those who know me are well aware I’m a coffee fiend. And by coffee fiend, I mean my pour-over set is one of my closest companions. It wasn’t always this way, however, and mastering the perfect cup of at-home coffee took plenty of trial and error.

In fall 2019, I made my first adult kitchen appliance purchase. My new Nespresso machine made me quickly grow accustomed to pampering myself with coffee, both for luxury and functional purposes.

Last March, the first task

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