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Amber Jacobsen: from touring rock bands to upscale coffee

Episode: 59

Amber started her career as a musical producer in Australia, where she toured famous bands such as Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen, before becoming the worldwide producer of Dirty Dancing. While still on tour, her childhood friend Adam Boyd approached her with a crazy idea: to start a high-quality, ethical coffee roastery in Brooklyn — and she figured, why not? She had been looking for a new creative outlet and, as Amber says, it sounded like an adventure! That idea has grown to become Toby’s Estate Coffee, a small-batch roastery with with multiple brick-and-mortar locations as well as a strong wholesale business within outlets such as Dean and Deluca and Whole Foods Market. Join us and we hear about Amber’s delightful journey into coffee, how she still (!!) maintains her role as worldwide producer of Dirty Dancing while running the Toby’s empire and where she sees the world of craft coffee heading towards in the future.

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