The oldest pistachio roaster in the U.S. is a Detroit Gem
The Germack Pistachio Company is the oldest roaster of pistachios in the U.S.
The company slowly roasts pistachios in a process that takes about 35 to 40 minutes. “When we roast pistachios we use a batch process as opposed to a continuous roaster,” said Frank Germack III, owner of the Germack Pistachio Company.
Germack has been in Detroit since 1924.
“We remain optimistic about Detroit…so for us, it’s not just being optimistic, it’s also easier for us to distribute,” Germack told Detroit 2020.
At their Eastern Market store, you can also find cashews, almonds, pecans, seeds and more than one hundred other items, including one of their newest, the Motown Mix. A portion of the profits from the sale of that product goes to the Motor City Blight Busters.
And at Germack, they’re not only roasting nuts, they’re roasting coffee from around the world at their cafe’ right next door. “All these coffees have a different, unique flavor and taste that we can also combine to come up with unique mixes,” Germack told Detroit 2020.
Germack has earned its place as a Detroit Gem.
Click here to learn more about the history of the Germack Pistachio Company.
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