W.C. Clarke (William Christopher to his mother, Bill to
most, and Uncle Willie to a few select friends) has
roasting, brewing and selling his own special coffees
the State College, PA locals for over 20 years.
If you were lucky enough to live in State College (home
to Penn State
and the Nittany Lions), you could experience
the joy of
getting to work early (really early) and inhaling the
wonderful aromas emanating from Bill's roaster, wafting
through Calder Alley between 6 and 8 am. You can always
tell when it's a roasting day. The heady
aroma of Bill's latest
organic and/or fair trade selection wanders
down the alley and draws you in.
No need to ask for a cup. Pour your own, throw your change
on the counter.
Only have a 20? Make your own change.
Bill's too busy watching his roasting timer and talking with the
So maybe you don't
live in State College. But you can have a
taste of it. And if you're ever in town, Bill would be honored
if you'd stop by. Bill's got more than coffee...
The Cheese Shoppe has cheeses
galore, not to mention fine chocolates, oils & vinegars, a proud selection of locally baked
breads, and a lot of
conversation and advice from its
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