History of W.C. Clarke's Cheese Shoppe

W.C. Clarke (William Christopher to his mother, Bill to most, and Uncle Willie to a few select friends) has been roasting, brewing, and selling his own special coffees to State College, PA locals for over 40 years.

If you are lucky enough to live in State College (home of Penn State and the Nittany Lions), you can experience the joy of getting to work early (really early) and inhaling the wonderful aromas emanating from Bill's roaster, wafting through Calder Way between 6 and 8 a.m. The heady aroma of Bill's latest organic and/or fair trade selection wanders down the alley and draws you in.

No need to ask for a cup. Pour your own, throw your change on the counter. Only have a $20? Make your own change. Bill's too busy watching his roasting timer and talking with the morning regulars.

Coffee is very important...

So maybe you don't live in State College, but want to have a taste of it, then click on our Products page and order online. And, if you're ever in State College, Bill would be honored if you stopped by.

Bill's got more than coffee...

The Cheese Shoppe has cheeses galore, not to mention fine chocolates, oils and vinegars, a proud selection of locally-baked breads, and a lot of conversation and advice from his many patrons.

Thanks for visiting our site, and we hope you'll come back often.

Whole Bean or Ground International Coffees sold by the pound online and at our cafe/store in downtown State College, Pennsylvania at 234 East Calder Way.

Call us at 814-234-4244