Happy New Year everyone! We’re excited to share some information about the roasters we’ll be kicking off the new year with. Order by Jan. 15th, 2015 to receive these three roasters in your box.
Red Rooster Coffee
Red Rooster began in 1994 as a wholesaler of coffee to the gourmet gift market. Due to the wild fluctuations of coffee prices, and the rise of the national coffee giants, they shut their doors down for some time. 17 years later they opened back up, this time roasting their own fresh coffee after doing so personally during the down time. They’re a family business focused on supporting developing countries and their efforts to build sustainable products. We think that’s pretty neat that they get to teach their kids the value of quality through their business! Their mission is to share their love of fresh-roasted, quality coffee while partnering with the community in mutually beneficial relationships.
They carry out their mission in a few ways, particularly by providing Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance ceritfied, oganic, or farm direct coffee whenever they can. They also have a pretty unique fundraising program for families, individuals, non-profits, faith based orgs, businesses and schools
Carolina Coffee Roasting Company
Carolina Coffee Roasting Company was formed in 1992 to preserve the fine tradition of small batch coffee roasting. They operated two coffee shops at first, and in 2003 chose to devote themselves exclusively to roasting while working with our wholesale partners. The Carolina Coffee team along with others on the R&D team, have perfected over 100 roast profiles and blends! How did they do that?
Carolina Coffee even has an esteemed Roast Master that has devoted his career to the study of coffee bean cultivation, selection, roasting and blending. They also offer Fair Trade, Organic and Rain Forest Alliance coffees to their customers. They also sell a wide range of teas, syrups, sauces, drink mixes, espresso and coffee brewing equipment, blenders and other café smallware and supplies.
Dilworth is likely one of the oldest and largest roasters we will have the opportunity to feature! They’ve been bringing locally roasted coffees to the historic Dilworth neighborhood in Charlotte since 1989! That’s a long time!
Their custom “Dilworth Coffeehouse” style of coffee. So well received by the Charlotte community, they began selling to other shops and opening other locations. After opening their second Dilworth Coffeehouse, roasting was moved to a separate and larger location, so freshly roasted coffee could be shipped out to the stores each morning. They now have four coffee houses around Charlotte, so we are happy to share it with the rest of the state.