So, Why Is Metro So Involved With the Wyoming Singer-Songwriter Competition?

If you’re familiar with the Wyoming Singer-Songwriter Competition, a statewide contest welcoming musicians of all genres to compete using their own music, you’ve likely seen Metro as a sponsor. It’s no secret that we’re proud supporters of the arts, music included, but our relationship with this annual event goes a bit deeper than that.

During the onset of owning Metro Coffee Company, there was a burning desire to dabble in the roots of “coffee shop music”.  Growing up with popular coffee shop bands created the desire to be a part of it.  In 2018 Metro started hosting its own Singer-Songwriter Night, where each Friday there would be an open mic and an open stage for the local performers to come in and play; no covers, just good old-fashioned original music.

As the event grew for the performers and the spectators, Metro looked at what else was going on in the area, trying to find more.  Bookings were made for traveling artists both big and small as well as bookings made for the local artists – the music was pouring in.  That’s when the discovery was made of the Singer-Songwriter competitions in Laramie, Wyoming.  They were privately held and local to Laramie only, but the idea was intriguing, and Metro wanted in.

The questions were asked about the competition and the answers came back as opportunity – the competition was moving to a state-wide format.  That’s when Sean Peverley, the owner of Metro, jumped in; as a local singer-songwriter and member of the infamous local band The Last Coyote, he signed up for the local qualifying round in Casper.  Three songs, that’s what was needed to play in the competition; write them, sing them, and let the audience decide.

“I had only performed in front of a crowd in my own coffee shop – this was something new to me.  When I showed up for the competition there were guitars stacked in the back room and papers flung out everywhere with locals and travelers looking nervously ready to put their magic into the world.  I knew I was hooked from that moment.”

The competition went on and Sean placed first in the qualifier and moved on to the semi-finals.  Although placing in the semi-final round didn’t happen the hook was sunk – this was/is something Metro would be a part of.  As the years have passed, the competition has become bigger and bigger and is now taking place in Ten Sleep, Wyoming at the Ten Sleep Brewery.  It is a 4-day event with music, workshops, and much-needed lifetime friendships being made.  Metro has grown with the Wyoming Singer-Songwriter Competition and has become one of the main sponsors of the event along with Wyoming Whiskey.

The passion and dedication that the artists carry into the competition is something that is a delight to witness.  Metro is proud to be a part of the opportunity that these folks are being given.  With a $5,000 first-place prize, there have been some big steps made by these musicians; albums, merch, notoriety, and so much more.

Learn more about the organization, this year’s finals event in Tensleep, and how to attend (maybe even compete!) here:

On Our Grind: Wyoming-Roasted Coffee Available Through Metro Coffee Company

What is it about Wyoming that just makes everything better? Our wildlife? Scenery? People? Maybe all of the above!

Whatever it is, we’re excited to add one more thing to the list of things that our state makes so great: fresh coffee that is roasted, packaged, and sold right here in Casper, Wyoming.

The wide variety of our whole-bean coffee beans is roasted with care at the Metro Coffee Company Roastery. Brazilian, Colombian, and Guatemalan beans make up the single-origin and blended roasts from Metro that are as diverse as the seasons we live through and the people we serve.

Anyone who has been to our locations has probably had the Sofa King Espresso in any one of our coffee drinks, or has been served our fresh daily Lights Out or Metro House Blend. We’ve got something to fit everyone’s taste.

Get to know our roasts below, and stop into any of our locations in Casper or click the “Shop Now” button to buy any (or all!) online for pick up or delivery!

Red Dawn

Breakfast Blend

Unexcused Absence

Medium Roast

Metro House

Medium Roast

Lights Out

Dark Roast

Sofa King


Welcome To The Family Business

Metro Coffee Company is proud to announce that Operations Officer, Carter Peverley has accepted a Partner role in the company. He will join his father Sean in developing the family business.

This is exciting news for Metro and Carter. It means that together they can continue to serve the community of Casper, but also grow Metro and continue to expand the coffee company to people all around Wyoming.

Carter is business driven and this opportunity allows him to focus on Metro and build upon an already great business. He is excited to grow with Metro and has many ideas for where the coffee company can go. He has immersed himself in almost every aspect of the business from being a Barista to learning how to roast coffee and even the baking process for their signature items.

Carter Traveled to Chicago with his Father Sean to learn about the roasting process from master roasters and has been working in the Roastery since the beginning learning how to put out the very best coffee in Casper.

Metro is excited to add Carter as a Partner and to cement the coffee company as a family business for years to come. 

Play Hooky With Metro’s Newest Roast: Unexcused Absence

“Bueller…? Bueller…?”

This reference might be a little old for many of the fresh young faces frequenting Metro during school hours, but our newest roast is a salute to all the high school kids who, just like Ferris, come to Metro for a little “Unexcused Absence”.

While we don’t endorse skipping school, we love being the go-to spot for our local youth all year round. We see you grow up, come back to visit when you go out and face the world on your own, and get to serve coffee to many of you on your way to work when you land a job here in Casper.

If Metro can provide a fun, safe, trendy place for you all to come to–outside of school hours or not–then hey, we’ll take it.

So next time you need a little break away–an “Unexcused Absence”, if you will–come to Metro to hang out and relax for a minute… or, you know, take a bag of our coffee with you to make at home and enjoy AT SCHOOL. 😉☕️

Sink Your Teeth Into Our New Breakfast Bites

  1. What are the three new Breakfast Bites?

We are offering two pastry crust-filled options and one egg soufflé bite. The pastry crust is made from scratch at the production house. The Lorraine is bacon, Swiss, onion, and egg-filled pastry crust while the Retro is filled with sausage, egg, and cheddar cheese.

My favorite is the infamous El Guapo. From the small town of Santo Poco comes this spicy and hardy treat filled with the heart of your favorite villain: El Guapo. It’s made with egg, tomato, poblano peppers, onions, cheddar cheese, and corn tortilla chips.

  1. Where did this idea come from?

The idea for the bites originated over the summer. A friend of a friend (#doughkng) was in town visiting to help develop a recipe for pie crusts and open-faced empanadas. As we got to talking I couldn’t get over the idea of serving up these “openadas” breakfast-style to complement our bagels and bagel sandwiches.

We gathered up the ingredients and headed over to the Skelly building and started putting them together, and just like that, Metro became king of the breakfast bites.

  1. How will this new fresh-baked breakfast option impact the community?

We can now offer a quicker yet still hardy breakfast option at all of our locations. The El Guapo also brings a flavor that is very unique to our area. We can offer up specials to fit the season such as pumpkin, fruits, and even the possibility of a hardy lunch.

We’re opening up the opportunity for the community to have a one-stop quick in and out option for food.

Introducing The Coffee Table: the Latest Addition to the Metro Family

If you’ve been paying attention over the past couple of years, you may have noticed that Metro has been up to a LOT lately. The addition of our East Side and Skelly locations, joined with the launch of our in-house roasted coffee beans, have us feeling so grateful, motivated, and excited for more to come–and that’s not just the coffee talking.

We’re excited to announce the latest development in the saga that is Metro: the formation of “The Coffee Table”, the newest addition to our family.

To fill you in, we sat down with our owner Sean Peverley to give you an overview, get you hyped, and in other words spill the beans (pun intended):

  1. What is The Coffee Table?

“It is a new addition to the Metro family: a place where people can grab a quick on-the-go gift to help make someone’s day. All of the Metro merch and products will be available at The Coffee Table along with all of the tools to make great coffee at home or on the road. Think stickers, hats, shirts, travel mugs, ceramic mugs, french press, pour over…

The best part is that we will not only have Metro gear but also will be proudly supporting local vendors including WyoMade, the locally owned and operated Wyoming brand that was started right here in Casper. There will be a wide variety of things for any and all ages to choose from.”

  1. How did you develop this idea for a separate store?

“As we grow, our product placement becomes more and more important. We can’t just fill up the front spaces with our merchandise. This separate space allows us to focus on what’s important in each area to keep our customers’ experience top-notch. it also allows us to provide an opportunity for local vendors to grab some space at a storefront that they may otherwise not been able to have.”

  1. Will there be exclusive items and products there you can’t get at other locations?

“We will have the WyoMade Apparel and Gifts exclusively at Metro, as well as specialty gifts from other vendors.”

  1. What new dynamic will the Coffee Table bring to Casper and the community?

“Not too sure it’s “new”, but the dynamic will be LOCAL. It will be SMALL BUSINESS. It will be OPPORTUNITY.”

So there you have it, Casper. If you’re like us and can’t get enough of Metro, you’re about to have one more place to get your coffee fix, your merch fix, your friend fix–your Metro fix. Look for the new development attached to our East Side location at 4130 Centennial Hills Blvd Suite 100 in Casper, Wyoming.

Metro Featured Artist: Kellen Smith

Music is back at Metro this month! We are excited to welcome Wyoming’s own Kellen Smith to our downtown location on March 25th at 7:00PM.

Kellen Smith is a singer/songwriter from Gillette Wyoming. He is a University of Wyoming graduate, and a fifth-generation cattle rancher. He began playing guitar and writing while in college at Laramie, WY. Smith’s devotion to crafting songs wrapped in western stories and imagery offers a unique perception for the listener to enjoy.

Kellen makes his home on the Daly Ranch. The Daly Ranch was established in 1894, by John T. Daly, and has been run for the last 125 years as a working cattle ranch. John T. Daly is the great, great, grandfather Kellen Smith. In that 125 years, the Daly Ranch has grown to its current size. Currently, Kellen Smith lives on the ranch with his wife and three children, they are the sixth generation of family members to live on the ranch.

Metro Coffee Company Opens Its Doors to ʻThe Roasteryʼ


Metro Coffee Company has announced the official opening of ʻThe Roastery;ʼ a pop-in/pop-out, drive-thru location near Downtown Casper. In addition to offering a full selection of hot and cold beverages, as well as a variety of bagels and cream cheese, The Roastery will also sell coffee beans that the owners of Metro have roasted themselves.

Metro Coffee Company, opened in 2002, has been a fixture of downtown Casper for two decades. For years, it was more than just a place to get a cup of coffee. Metro Coffee Co. played host to a variety of art shows, intimate concerts, and more. It established itself as a fixture of Downtown Casper and, now, it will continue to establish itself as a fixture of Casper as a whole.

In 2017, Sean Peverley took up ownership of the coffee shop and immediately began brainstorming how to take Metro to the next level. In December of 2020, Metro opened its east side location and now, with The Roastery, Peverley hopes to give customers the opportunity to bring a little bit of Metro back home with them.

“About a year and half ago, we put up the east side [shop] and, in that same timeframe, I was talking to a different company about roasting beans for us,” Peverley stated. “They would roast the beans and we would send them our packaging and thatʼs how we could sell beans to our customers. But aer a while, it just became complicated.”

As the old saying goes, “If you want something done well, do it yourself,” and that is exactly what Peverley and his team decided to do.

“When we opened the east side, we had set aside an amount for a roastery, if need be, so I just decided we would start roasting our own beans,” Peverley shared.

And so, join Metro Coffee Company on March 7th from 6:00am-2:00pm for the grand opening of The Roastery. On hand will be all of Metroʼs famous drinks, bagels with cream cheese, tons of Metro swag and, yes, locally roasted coffee beans.

“I know there are a lot of coffee lovers in Casper,” Peverley said. “Because we have a lot of great coffee shops. And The Roastery will make good coffee. The level of beans that weʼre purchasing is a good grade of beans. My son and I both went and learned how to roast from a master roaster who is a major contributor to the Specialty Coffee Association. Weʼve had a lot of input on how to make great coffee, and weʼre excited to share it with Casper.”

The Roastery, located at 411 W Yellowstone Highway, will be open 7 days a week from 6am-2pm. For more information, visit Metro Coffee Companyʼs website, or their Facebook page.

Metro Featured Artist: Quinlan Valdez

Music is back at Metro this month! We are excited to welcome the talented Quinlan Valdez to our downtown location January 28th at 7:00PM.

Born and raised in Wyoming, Quinlan’s musical life began in 2010 when he first saw Jalan Crossland perform a show for Casper’s ArtCore program, which led to an expanding love for live music.

After learning the banjo and teaching himself the guitar, Quinlan began writing his own songs and making his way as a professional musician. Listeners commonly relate his style to the likes of artists such as Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens while still realizing his own character.

Since 2018, Valdez has released three albums and one EP, has been played all across Wyoming, and continues to expand through neighboring states. He’s even been able to share a stage with Jalan and has been invited to Artcore.

For Quinlan, music is simply a way of life more than it is a job or career. Hopefully bringing a more profound performance to an audience.

Roasted and Brewed

Coffee cupping, or coffee tasting, is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. It is a professional practice but can be done informally by anyone or by professionals. A standard coffee cupping procedure involves deeply sniffing the coffee, then slurping the coffee from a spoon so it is aerated and spread across the tongue. The coffee taster attempts to measure aspects of the coffee’s taste, specifically the body (the texture or mouthfeel, such as oiliness), sweetnessacidityflavor, and aftertaste. Since coffee beans embody telltale flavors from the region where they were grown, cuppers may attempt to identify the coffee’s origin.

We are thrilled to announce that we have brewed some samples of our beans and just did our first cupping here at Metro. We are taking our time to make sure that we bring Casper the very best coffee and a truly unique experience. From going to Chicago to learn more about coffee and how to roast beans, to doing our own taste testing and research, we are happy with our progress and look forward to having the Metro Roastery up and running.

Until then we will make sure we are getting it right.

Metro Coffee Company