For 20 years Rob Mackey has served up bagels and coffee in one of the Gulf Coast’s most iconic hot spots for breakfast, Bagelheads. This beach vibe locale with a waterfront view of Pensacola Bay has earned a place in the hearts of tourists and locals alike with its unique take on a simple carb and caffeine breakfast, the bagel and coffee.
But creating new bagel flavors and baking fresh bagels in house wasn’t enough for Rob. Early on he realized that he wanted to control not only the quality of his bagels, but his coffee as well. To do this he’d start on an endeavor which would take him 15 years, and around the world; from the Caribbean, to South America, and Africa.
Along the way he’d create partnerships with farmers, distributors and hone his craft at roasting some of the best coffee in the region. His passion and dedication has led to the creation of a diverse set of flavors ranging from mild and welcoming to bold and spicy.
Passing tourists who stop in for the bottomless $2 coffee at Bagelheads often comment on the depth of character in each cup of their coffee without realizing its rich and complex history. MacDaddy Coffee customers get to savor each cup knowing where it all started.