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HEY, coffee FRIEND

Our little but mighty operation is a reflection of our hard-working heritage. We source beans grown by exceptional people which allows us to roast coffee that brews one great cup. Our rotating menu keeps things fresh and highlights the best of each season. 

Our adventure started in Chicago in 2017 and it was our ultimate goal to bring Littlefoot to our home state. We made our way back the following year, and we consider it an honor to help fuel the people who make Michigan a truly special place to live.


There’s a whole other side to coffee. come along for the adventure.



We pack a lot into our 1.5 hours together. Our roasting demo, tour, and tasting will leave you with a whole new appreciation for this magical beverage. We’ll teach you about how we source our coffee, Alex will dazzle you with his decade of roasting knowledge, and we’ll end in our tasting lab where you’ll be able to sample some of our latest offerings.

Each ticket includes one bag of coffee, and you’ll receive 10% off any additional purchase made on the same day as your tour.

SATURDAY, OCT 26 - 10AM and 1PM

SATURDAY, NOV 16 - 10AM and 1PM

SATURDAY, DEC 7 - 10AM and 1PM

Interested in setting up a group event or private tasting? Let’s chat.


ALEX BURBO, director of coffee

Alex has roasted coffee for some of the most respected brands in the industry. He spent eight years working for Intelligentsia where he became head roaster, as well as a key part of the green sourcing team. Alex also proudly served as the head roaster for Metric Coffee. In his role in Roasting and Quality Control for these companies, he has worked alongside some of the most well-respected individuals in the industry, learning from every experience along the way.


In the midst of launching Littlefoot Coffee, Rosie owned and operated Cup & Spoon, a community-driven coffee shop in Chicago’s Humboldt park neighborhood for five years. Combining her love of coffee, years of barista experience, and a decade of advertising knowledge, Rosie tirelessly works to perfect our product and service, and brings a unique perspective to our wholesale partners as a fellow entrepreneur.

Why the name?  

When sisters Rosie and Mary were younger they would lay side by side and each raise a leg into the air. Rosie would say, "Big foot" and Mary would reply with, "Little foot." These nicknames stood the test of time, and as a tribute to Mary (the third founder of the business), it only seemed fitting to name it Littlefoot.

Enter Alex Burbo.

Mary and Alex met while working at Intelligentsia and quickly became friends. When he caught wind of the dream of opening a roaster in Michigan he asked to sit down for a chat. Alex brings years of roasting experience, and since childhood has affectionately been called "Little" by his mom, Maggie. Littlefoot found its missing piece. 


Littlefoot would be just a name if not for the brilliance of award-winning designer Ryan Hoelting. Thank you for bringing Littlefoot to life! From the front to the butt, you truly captured our essence.

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