YOSEF'S ROAST is a collaboration that started on a farm in Colombia and was finalized by the leadership of both Appalachian State University and Knowledge Perk (which is co-owned by an App State alum!). Knowledge Perk's core values of Coffee Innovation, Flourishing Community and Better World, align so well with the App State community that the collaboration was destined to happen. All YOSEF'S ROAST have been specifically designed for App Alumni, Students and Faculty to offer you a coffee that is both ethical and exceptional, and to be enjoyed by a community that loves the Black and Gold.

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Nasa Community/ El Valle
Medium Roast

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Our Coffee

Knowledge perk strives to source the highest quality green coffee, through direct trade and reputable importers using fair trade and organic certifications. We focus both on the quality of coffee and our impact in the coffee growing communities.

limited release single origin

Our limited releases focus on coffee from the top lots we can find in a single origin, with an emphasis on high coffee scores and an unmatched taste. Our limited release comes and go in smaller batches and are typically a one-time offering.

signature blended coffee

KP blends are different single origins blended together creating a taste unique to knowledge perk. In keeping to our entrepreneurial roots, our blends are signified by words that have a meaning specific to that blend and is also frequently used in startups.

single-origin coffee

Our single origins are sourced from one specific grower, crop, and region, with an emphasis placed on the relationship to the farmer and the story that comes with it.


DIY Roasting

Introduction to Coffee Roasting -- Sign up for this 3-hour seminar that will teach you the basics of roasting and give you hands-on training on our IR-1 roasters. The seminar includes all the green coffee you’ll need for the training and you’ll go home with enough roasted coffee to caffeinate yourself for weeks to come. At the conclusion of the seminar, you get a certificate of completion and are approved to reserve unlimited free time to roast your own coffee.

Small Batch Coffee Roaster

Small-batch Roastery

Knowledge Perk is a Roastery and Coffee shop located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. We are a small-batch roastery with a mission to transform the way you experience coffee and the global community that brings it to you.