Rise Up Coffee has been an independent small-batch coffee roaster and retailer since 2005. Rise Up originated from an explosive combination of ambition and circumstance. Tim Cureton had what would prove to be a life changing coffee experience while traveling home from his Peace Corps service.  His love affair with great coffee had begun. Utilizing a $16,000 business loan Cureton, along with co-founder Abby West, opened the first Rise Up Coffee. Rise Up began as a coffee trailer before there were TV shows & movies about food trucks. What started in a parking lot in a town with a population of 1,029 has evolved into thirteen high-volume cafe locations, a very active online store & many exciting wholesale relationships.

Rise Up is known for its people and is now staffed by over 300 amazing people. Among them is Tim’s lifelong friend & business partner, Noah Kegley, who joined the company in 2010 & serves as Head Roaster.

Consistently voted ‘Maryland’s Best Coffee’, Rise Up represents nearly 20 years of total dedication to sustainable coffees, Certified Organic + Fair Trade.

Headquartered in Easton, Maryland, Rise Up includes vibrant cafes in Maryland and Delaware, an active online presence & a thriving wholesale division encompassing grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

This expansion beyond our Maryland borders has helped Rise Up become a nationally recognized brand.