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Door County Coffee & Tea—a thriving coffee powerhouse situated in a tiny Wisconsin village

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Behind Door County Coffee & Tea's retail shop--there's a 40,000 square-foot production/roasting facility where they prepare product to be shipped across Wisconsin and beyond.

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Vicki Wilson, President of Door County Coffee & Tea in Carlsville, Wisconsin, Six miles north of Sturgeon Bay.

Ms. Wilson shares fascinating tales of how the small town coffee company grew over the past 28 years to become a major distributor of coffee throughout Wisconsin, and beyond. Jon Jarosh with Destination Door County follows Wilson’s story with insights about the thriving family business.

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Door County Coffee & Tea
Vicki Wilson (left) visits with correspondent Tom Wilmer at Door County Coffee & Tea on the outskirts of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

With more than 40,000 square feet of production space behind their retail shop, the company keeps 70 employees busy full time—and a UPS truck pulling in daily to pick up another tractor & trailer load of coffee.

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Map of Carlsville, Wisconsin--home of Door County Coffee & Tea

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