Coffee beans roast at the Torke Coffee Roasting facility in Sheboygan.
The days of delivering coffee by horse and carriage may seem distant but the core of the coffee-making process remains the same, says Jay Torke, COO of Torke Coffee Roasting Co.
Elwood Torke started the company in Sheboygan in 1941 with the help of his father, Adolf. Before founding the company, Elwood worked for Borden's in Chicago and was offered the national sales manager job in New York. However, his wife objected to living so far away from her family in Wisconsin. Elwood then began considering his opportunities outside his employer.
In its earliest days the company primarily sold to ...