Coffee roasters build on the Omaha area's history with the mighty bean

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Posted: Sunday, February 2, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 2:09 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.

Coffee roasting has long been big business in Omaha.

In 1879, Omahans William A. Paxton and Benjamin Gallagher started a wholesale business that by the turn of the century became known throughout the West for its groceries. One of those products was a coffee brand called “Butternut.”

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