Our story

In July 2011, the Purdy family began renovation on downtown Richmond’s historic D.M. Bright Building, formerly known as Irene’s dress shop. They were eager to deliver a unique new coffee experience and a human experience like no other. 

In August 2011, Robert and Kristin Purdy asked veteran coffee aficionado and sister/sister-in-law, Kara Purdy, to partner with them in the formation of Purdy’s Coffee Co. In September of that same year, Kristin and Kara set out to track down the best brew they could find and they found that answer in November with a local micro-roastery in Louisville, KY. Specializing in roasting handcrafted batches of the best coffee from around the world and with a shared passion for exceptional cup quality and sustainable buying practices, a perfect union began with Sunergos Coffee.

In January 2012, the Richmond Register ran a front page article on the Purdy’s restoration project of downtown Richmond’s oldest listed building, creating a definite buzz about what was going inside. By April 2012, the Purdy’s decked out Synesso Cyncra paddle group espresso machine arrived on the scene, armed and ready to pull the best shots in town.

In May 2012, Purdy's Coffee Co. officially opened its doors to the public and has enjoyed nearly four phenomenal years of serving, some of the finest coffee, pastries, and sandwiches around  to some of the finest people. Here's to many more! #BeBold


Richmond is a city of genuine hospitality, with an authentic blend of southern charm and cultural sophistication. The people, the sense of community, the entire city loves to give without any expectation of return. Richmond is a beautiful representation of the human spirit in its most genuine state. 

Look no further for evidence of that giving spirit than the Pay-It-Forward boards in our shop. People just like you come in every day and buy drinks for friends, co-workers, local heroes, strangers, and even Coach Cal. Come buy a drink for someone going through a hard timesomeone celebrating their graduation, or just because. There may even be a drink waiting for you!

Still unsure? Watch the video below:

video courtesy: www.capturingthelight.org


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Contact us: whitney@purdyscoffee.com

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