Firebean Coffee Roasters

Potent and pedal-powered

Russo roasts Firebaen coffee with a bike-powered roaster. “And then I go home and stretch,” he said, laughing.

Lean, Mean, Pedal Powered Bean

It’s a chilly January evening, and 20 some kilometres south of Whitehorse, the cyclic hum of a whirring metal drum comes to a climactic finale with a “snap, crackle, pop.” It may be cold outside, but 34-year-old Michael Russo, dressed in insulated overalls and a down filled jacket, is aglow as he steps off an …

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