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Clarification on the 3rd Blend of Coffee!!!!
Hey ,one more thing!! The 3rd blend is going to be called "The Cowboy Blend", I had my tongue in my cheek a little too deep on that one. Thank you, just had to clarify that. 4 bag Gift set for $52.95! Now I have to figure out how people can order, pretty funny actually. Talk about putting the cart before the horse! We'll figure it out in the next few days because we will be roasting our first batches of this by Friday!! Thanks for your time and appreciate you following the blog.
JavaJoe's Specialty Coffee LTD
How To Roast Your Own Coffee At Home!How to roast your own coffee at home! This is a question I have been asked by many people, especially lately. I haven't been actively updating the blog lately because this is one area of my return to the coffee business that I have really been working on. First of all, coming from a commercial coffee roasting plant, with over 25 years of experience, this question was one I really had to think about. I was thinking, is it even possible to roast a quality cup of coffee at home and secondly, is it worth your time, effort and expense? Well the answer is a resounding, ABSOLUTELY! Now, with Black Friday right around the corner, I thought this would be a fantastic time to talk a little about the process, the equipment required and some of the nuances you must eventually master to experience the Freshest cup of coffee you will EVER drink! Now for me, I was lucky enough to pick whatever coffee or blend from my plant on a daily basis, throw a pound in my 1…
Has The Coffee Roasting Business In The U.S. Taken Its Last J.A.B.? Unless you have been
hiding in an unmarked oil well over the past few months, you already
must have realized there has been a significant change in the coffee
roasting industry. The $40 billion U.S. market has another bully on the
block and watch out Nestle, these gentleman are playing for all the
Coffee beans, which is
the second largest traded commodity in the world is apparently a target
of one of the richest families in Europe. The Reimann family has not so
quietly, been actively targeting U.S roasters and using a “price is not an issue" formula!
cash is there, and they are clearly not afraid to be buying based on
future earnings projections. This isn't a strange occurrence for J.A.B.,
they purchased D.E. Master Blenders, Douwe Egbert for a cool $10
billion. Many analysts refer to this transaction as, "a pure play coffee
So where do you think the coffee business is going in the U.S.? As I have written in previous posts, there has been major consolidation within this industry over the past few years. Long overdue by any industry standard.
Let's take a look at the factors, roadblocks, and issues this business has, moving forward in the U.S. marketplace. It is far from unique as many industries are in the same boat. But where is the next big breakthrough? Will there be another Keurig? Well no one has a crystal ball, but there are things happening, and most of them, like the 1 cup k cup machines are not on a lot of people's radar yet. But, for someone like me, who has spent more than half of their lives in this industry, I have to believe that will come along.
Again, that next big thing in my mind is still only half the equation! Consolidation of this industry is still in the really early stages, as far as I'm concerned. But, as I sit here an…