The MGM Grand Detroit opened the doors of a new coffee shop based around local products and fresh baked goods by renowned pastry chef and former Top Chef: Just Desserts contestant Orlando Santos. This new caffeine and food stop is called Roasted Bean – Detroit. It replaces a Starbucks that used to be at the casino entrance.
“The opening of Roasted Bean continues MGM Grand Detroit’s commitment to expand our relationship with Michigan companies and our support of local businesses,” says Steve Zanella, president and COO at MGM Grand Detroit. “We look forward to providing our guests a new experience complete with locally roasted coffee, regional favorites and fresh baked items created by our pastry team.”
The coffee and espresso served were not haphazardly chosen. They were developed after weeks of testing between Royal Oak-based Crazy Fresh Coffee and the culinary team at MGM Grand Detroit. The blends developed are proprietary and will be roasted fresh daily.
“Coffee roasting in Detroit has been in my family for generations, so we jumped at the chance to be a part of this locally sourced venture” says James Spear, president and CEO of Crazy Fresh Coffee. “Together with the MGM Grand Detroit team, we taste tested over 15 varietals to find the perfect, one-of-a-kind blends for Roasted Bean.”
With Better Made, the Detroit Popcorn Company, Faygo, Detroit Institute of Bagels and Guernsey Dairy all sold to customers, the shop’s Detroit roots are represented in more than just in the specially developed coffee.
The Detroit-centric shop is visible right when you walk in to the casino hotel. Its design, which drew inspiration from sister cafes at the Mirage and Beau Rivage, adds a strong Detroit influence. All were designed by Sachse Construction.
Roasted Bean – Detroit is open Sunday through Thursday 6 – 1 a.m. and 24 hours on Friday and Saturday.