About Us

About Us

We come bearing heavy jams, dark coffee and an atmosphere you can describe in your own words. Our mission at Black Forge Coffee House is to provide a creative destination focused on supporting our communities, both Allentown and McKees Rocks, coffee culture and our local music and art scene. Black Forge Coffee House has been voted Best Coffee House, Best Art Gallery for Local Artist and Best Music Venue by the Pittsburgh City Paper.

Our original location in Allentown offers an intimate setting perfect for work, studying, meeting, or just relaxing with some friends while enjoying our freshly roasted coffees, handmade lattes, and pastries from other local businesses. The Allentown location offers a small stage for acoustic and non-music related performances.

Our second, larger location is where the darkness happens. Aside from serving our handmade lattes and pastries from other local businesses, we proudly roast our own coffee beans on site. The McKees Rocks location offers a larger stage for bands and events such as performances or weddings and is equipped with professional sound and lighting systems.

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About Our Coffee

The sourcing and quality control of our coffee is important to us. The Black Forge Coffee House McKees Rocks location houses our brand-new Mill City roaster. We source our beans from small, privately-owned farms, our blends change frequently, with the exception of our regular offerings. In addition to consciously sourcing our beans, we roast in small, 10 lb. batches, ensuring that each bean is up to our standards. Since our roasting takes place in the main area of our McKees Rocks location, we invite customers to come watch and learn about the process as well as taste a sample of the coffee you watched being roasted.

Our coffee is available to enjoy at both Black Forge Coffee House locations, 7-days a week and can also be purchased 24-hours, 365 days a year from our online store.

We also offer wholesale pricing for business and custom blend collaborations for businesses/bands/artists and all types of occasions. Please email us at blackforgecoffee@gmail.com to work together.

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About the Owner

Ashley Corts began building the Black Forge Coffee brand in 2015 after opening our original location in the Allentown area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ashley lives by the Black Forge Coffee mission to provide a creative destination focused on supporting our communities in both Allentown and McKees Rocks, coffee culture and our music and art scene. She offers a safe space for artists of all types to share their craft.

Heavy Metal Woman-Owned Business Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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