Primavera was a specialty coffee roaster at 4133 White Oak Drive, near the intersection with Cahaba Heights Road in the Cahaba Heights neighborhood of Vestavia Hills. It merged with the Atlanta, Georgia-based Octane coffee house chain in 2011.
Primavera, founded by Brett Burton, opened on August 22, 2006. The company hand-roasted its specially-selected coffee beans daily in a gas-fired roaster. The shop featured Saturday afternoon coffee cuppings, which allowed patrons to sample different coffees. Primavera's coffees were also served at other local restaurants, including Urban Standard, Bettola, Trattoria Centrale and Cafe Dupont. Its Peru Norte organic shade-grown medium roast was used in Good People Brewing Company's Coffee Oatmeal Stout.
In 2011 Primavera merged with Octane coffee under the Fresh Hospitality umbrella. The roasting operation moved to a larger space adjoining the new Octane location on Homewood's Central Avenue in 2012.
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