Vibe Coffee Wholesale Director. We are a wholesale and retail coffee business looking for the right person to develop and grow our business. This new position will report to the president and will be responsible for (among other things): directing and coordinating activities for wholesale staff, including regional and local sales managers; establishing a training program for wholesale sales staff; monitoring customer satisfaction and preferences; working closely with roaster to ensure consistent and timely customer order fulfillment; overseeing trade show and promotional activities; and account retention and growth. Requires a minimum of five years’ experience, including direct sales, with a minimum two years in sales management; ability to work with operational reports and work with director of finance to set budgets and create a five-year strategic plan; and excellent problem-solving skills. Wholesale experience in the coffee industry a plus. This is a salaried position and requires some evening and weekend work and occasional overnight travel. Send résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee Roaster. We are an established roastery in central New Jersey looking to hire a coffee roaster. We provide great benefits. Ideal candidate will have roaster experience and be able to provide a two-year commitment. Work schedule is Monday-Friday, approximately 32 hours per week. Salary position. Please email résumé to email@example.com.
Production Manager. Philz Roasting in Oakland, California, is hiring a production manager responsible for managing daily production of roasted coffee and ensuring Philz culture and mission are maintained, manufacturing demands are met, quality standards are exceeded, and all food and safety regulations are followed. This position reports to the direction of coffee and works closely with Philz’ roastmaster and plant manager. For a detailed job description or to apply, visit philzcoffee.com.
Salesperson. Red Rock Roasters (redrockroasters.com) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is seeking an experienced salesperson to represent our wholesale coffee and allied products to cafes, restaurants, grocers and hotels. Requires weekly travel to destinations in New Mexico and monthly travel to nearby states. Previous sales experience in coffee or food and beverage products or related experience in specialty coffee strongly preferred. References are a must. Base salary plus commission. Full-time position eligible for benefit package including health benefits. Please send your cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cup For Education is a non-profit organization designed to help poor rural coffee communities of Central and Latin America build schools within their communities and assist in providing them with teachers and the basic tools needed to educate the future generations of coffee farmers. Cup for Education sponsors a teacher for the Solidarity School in the community of Los Alpes in Jinotega, Nicaragua. Entering its second year, Karen Gordon, president and founder of CFE, says, “We are pleased to have raised enough funds to enable us to sponsor the teacher again for the school. The additional teacher allows this community to send children to school to further their education by another grade level.” For more information, go to www.cupforeducation.org or call 800.458.2233.
The Chain Collaborative provides support for projects in the coffee lands through collaboration and partnership. There are many amazing projects at origin and likewise there are many amazing coffee lovers looking to make a difference. We believe projects will only be stronger, more sustainable, and more responsive to real needs of coffee communities with collaborative support from all players in the supply chain. How do we do it? We provide developmental support to NGOs and nonprofits in coffee-growing regions. We connect coffee companies to projects they can directly support at origin. We offer monitoring and evaluation of existing projects at origin. We consult with all partners to make projects more sustainable and responsive to the needs of the beneficiaries. We build industry solidarity to pull resources together in creative, collaborative ways. We raise awareness in the coffee industry about sustainability and the supply chain. And we drink lots of coffee. If you want to collaborate with us or be a part of our team, contact email@example.com.
For Lease (Raymond, Washington). 2680 square feet. Perfect for coffee roaster or shop. $975/month, includes water, sewer, garbage. Located next to Historic Raymond Theatre on Hwy. 101. Built in 1926, has character, is well maintained and has a new heating system. Two rooms and mezzanine upstairs. Currently no coffee shop in town. More photos available. 360.580.5036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2013 Probat Probatone P12. We’ve outgrown this beauty and don’t have space for it, so we’ve got to let it go. Absolutely rock-solid Probat roaster. We roasted 22-pound batches (max) M-F since 2014 without any serious issues, and we cleaned it weekly so it’s in tip-top condition. Requires 110v and natural gas source. Cyclone and chaff bucket included. 6-inch Jacob tubing for exhaust is needed; ours extended 22 feet straight up from the cyclone without issue. Comes with factory installed hook-up for a data logger from the bean thermocouple. Asking $32,000; available immediately. Contact Mason at email@example.com.
San Franciscan SF6. Clean and built like a tank; retrofitted with gas manometer and ports for bean and environment temperature. Includes a brand-new Phidget and thermocouples, easily connected to Cropster or Artisan. Great little roaster to start your business. $12,000. Text 402.960.7412 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for pictures.
Probat UG22 Coffee Roaster. Pre-1958 model, regularly maintained and fully operational with new probes and Cropster data logging. Includes spare belts, spare motor, cooling tray screen and maintenance records. It is dismantled and in a shipping container in Vancouver, Canada. US$58,000. Contact ROOT 86 Coffee at 1.604.649.0361 or email@example.com. For more information visit root86coffee.com.
PRI-50 Primo Coffee Roaster. We’ve outgrown this and need a larger machine. New in 2012, this roaster operates daily. Max green of 58 pounds/27 kilos, hourly roasting capacity of 232 pounds/108 kilos, variable-speed drum controller. Requires 110v and gas for operation. Has two-stage digital temp controller, dual IR burner, cyclone chaff collector, brushed stainless faceplate and aluminum trim, burgundy color. 6-inch custom venting allows cyclone to be mounted on rack above unit for increased floor space. $24,250. Contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612.728.7208.