Ex-Mesa State athlete stirs online coffee market

Dan Welsh, co-owner of Colorado Legacy Coffee Co. in Grand Junction, drops a batch of freshly roasted coffee beans into a brewing machine. Welsh said he is intrigued by Kenny Schlagel’s new web business, which connects wholesale buyers and sellers of coffee directly online. Welsh has been buying all of his coffee through a broker in Seattle.



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Dan Welsh, co-owner of Colorado Legacy Coffee Co. in Grand Junction, drops a batch of freshly roasted coffee beans into a brewing machine. Welsh said he is intrigued by Kenny Schlagel’s new web business, which connects wholesale buyers and sellers of coffee directly online. Welsh has been buying all of his coffee through a broker in Seattle.

A college basketball standout’s idea for an online coffee business started brewing in 2012, about five years after he retired from the hardwood. A captain of the Mesa State College team…




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