About Us

Our Story

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 accoustic and non-music related performances and is equipped with a professional sound system, LED lighting bar, and projector. For more information on our Allentown location, please click here.

Our second, larger location is where the darkness happens. Aside from serving our handmade lattes and pastries from other local businesses, we produly 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. For more information on our McKees Rocks location, please click here.

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. Becuase we source our beans from small, privately-owned farms, our blends change frequently, with the exception of our regular offerings, such as Golgotha, our most popular roast which is created by mixing both medium and dark roast beans. 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. These events usually happen monthly and are free to the public. We also host special Coffee Roasting Events for couples. View our Events Calendar for more information.

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, click here. We also offer wholesale pricing for business and custom blend collaborations for all types of occasions. Contact us to learn more.

Meet the Owner

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

Throughout the years, Ashley has rasided money for organizations such as Biggie’s Bullies Rescue and Dreams of Hope through different Black Forge Coffee House events and products.

Read more about her in a recent interview with Daily Coffee News, a Roast Magazine publication, click here.