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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
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
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…
How To Successfully Run A Commodity Based Business I have over 26 years of experience in a commodity based business. As a matter of fact, it wasn't just commodities, it was the number 2 traded commodity on the planet, coffee. Although I will be referring to coffee in this article, this information will translate into any commodity based business. One thing I do want to point out, that perhaps many haven't considered. Almost every business, if not every single business is affected in some way by commodities. Whether it is a meat packer buying boxes(by the way beef is a commodity), or a bakery packaging mini muffins in portion controlled lots. Yes, board to make boxes is a commodity, and many of the packaging materials a manufacturing facility uses is petroleum based. I could go on and on, but I just wanted to point out that understanding commodities and how to manage and minimize your exposure to wild price swings is an extremely important skill. So I'd like to share my philo…