The St. Louis coffee scene is as robust as it’s ever been. You can find nearly every different kind of roast, brewing process, and coffee nuance available somewhere in the city. But after a couple of years in the market, Silo recognized a significant void – mobile coffee and espresso.
In December of 2017, we drove up to Iowa and purchased a 1967 camper, and renovated it into a mobile coffee and espresso bar to serve private events in the St. Louis area. We aim to provide exceptional service, high-quality delicious drinks, and bring coffee-drinking folks together, whether it’s at a wedding, a business event, or church gathering. Wilfred wants to be there for you!
At Silo Coffee Co. we want to create a space where good things gather. It’s not just about us, but the entire St. Louis coffee community. we’ve partnered with St. Louis’ best roasters, to widen our offering and collaborate with amazing companies who have similar goals and social good elements in their business model.
We're dedicated to ethically sourced, specialty coffee and funding clean water projects in coffee farming communities.
We're putting the world’s second most traded commodity to work for the world’s most important resource: coffee for water. 663 million people across the globe lack access to clean, safe water. Our partner Solea Water works in coffee farming communities across Latin America to implement clean water projects and at the same time we make sure our coffees are sourced from farms whose workers are paid and treated fairly. Our utmost goal is to see these coffee farming communities lifted out of poverty, and we work towards business practices and a business model that will increase their overall wellbeing.
Meet Our Team
Silo Coffee Co. was started by husband and wife duo Anthony and Rachael Burchett. They started Silo in the fall of 2015 as a response to a funding need for Solea Water. Rachael was looking for a more sustainable source of revenue for Solea Water, something that could allow the nonprofit to function with less dependency on inconsistent grants and fundraising revenue, but something that would also empower the communities Solea Water works with in Latin America (almost all of whom are impacted by the coffee industry in some way).
"I joined Silo's adventure at the beginning of 2018, and it has been a wild ride. Between building out Wilfred and engaging in the St. Louis coffee community for the first time, it's been so wonderful to see things evolve and thrive as we move forward each day. Even though I love coffee, I have to say I love community the most. The idea that something like coffee, or travel, or business can actually bring folks together is magic to me. When I can find someone who is also interested in things that brings me joy and ignite passion, I am so grateful. I believe the most powerful things happen when we come together for a common goal, which is why Silo means so much to me. Just by drinking coffee or booking an event, we are helping coffee farmers, our local St. Louis community, and sponsoring water projects in Latin America. And I don't think it gets better than that." - Melissa Weber