Joe Wallner is immersed in his work at Atomic Joe's.
As "big-time coffee drinkers," Joe and Alice Wallner have allowed their personal tastes to guide their career choices for the past 13 years. These choices have led to a life they both savor.
Today, the Wallners own Atomic Joe's Coffee Co., a small-batch coffee roaster in Wisconsin Rapids. Joe and Alice have roasted coffee since 2003, when they owned From The Ground Up coffeehouse in downtown Wisconsin Rapids.
"The owner of the Mission Coffee House in Stevens Point decided to move to another state and ended up selling his equipment to us," Alice Wallner said. "He taught Joe the entire roasting ...