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Organic 100% Kona Coffee—Farm Direct. Looking to establish exclusive relationships with six micro-roasters for our green coffee. If interested, call Dawn at 808.328.1941 or send email to


Education Manager. Are you passionate about coffee, writing and teaching? Have a knack for curriculum development and wordsmithing? Toddy, LLC has an immediate opening for an education manager. This will be a collaborative position working closely with company leadership, various project teams, industry professionals and clients. For more information, please visit

Food Quality Safety Manager. Do you enjoy writing HACCP plans? Would you like to make a big, positive impact on the overall quality of a growing segment of the coffee industry? Toddy, LLC has an immediate opening for a food safety quality manager. This will be a collaborative position work closely with company leadership, third-party labs, third-party auditors, clients and staff. For more information, please visit

Executive Director—Alliance for Coffee Excellence, Inc. (ACE). Founded in 2002, ACE is a nonprofit global organization that strives to promote excellence in coffee. Its main program, The Cup of Excellence (COE), is a trademarked stringent competition program followed by a global online auction resulting in huge premiums for coffee farmers. COE is a revolutionary program with far-reaching effects into the specialty coffee industry and for high-quality farmers. It is presently managed in 10 countries. ACE also provides training and technical assistance and works to support coffee quality, transparency and infrastructure development in coffee producing countries. Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director has overall strategic, management and operational responsibility for the organization, its staff, its expansion, and the successful execution of its mission. The executive director position is an opportunity for a high-level manager to make a huge difference and be intimately involved in the global world of top-quality coffee. Preferred work location is Portland, Oregon.
For more information on responsibilities and experience needed, please visit: Applications will be accepted until Dec. 2, 2016. Please send cover letter and résumé to

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Allegro Coffee Roasters (ACR) is looking for an experienced roastmaster to join our team in Chicago. The ACR roastmaster will be part of a dynamic team committed to providing top quality lots, microlots and competition coffee from all over the world. As the roastmaster, you will be responsible for a wide range of activities, from roasting coffee for the bar and retail shelves to leading production cuppings and customer education programs. For a full job description and online application, please apply here. Only online applications will be accepted. Questions can be sent to

Groundwork Coffee is looking for a fun, hands-on operations manager to be responsible for the flow of production and roasting. This individual will manage a team of associates, and must be experienced in manufacturing. He/she must have extensive knowledge about coffee, its origins, preparation and QA/QC. Send résumé to

Caffé Nero Americas seeks a regional coffee hero. Caffé Nero is a family-run, premium coffee company. Our European-style coffeehouses are where we hope to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers and employees. We're obsessive in our dedication to creating excellent coffee. The Italian coffee experts in our roastery have more than 55 years of experience. We are seeking a regional coffee hero to contribute to our success through the ongoing review of specialty coffee offerings and identifying opportunities to optimize our coffee taste, quality and representation. The coffee hero acts as a specialist to the wider business and adopts commercially focused solutions. He or she represents our values and acts as a cultural ambassador at all times. The ideal candidate possesses extensive coffee and industry knowledge. Previous experience with the retail or hospitality industry, as well as management, training and leadership experience is required. Our ideal candidate must have well-developed written and verbal communication skills and be willing and able to work collaboratively with various work teams within Caffé Nero. This position is based in Boston. Travel within the U.S. and internationally is mandatory. Other desirable skills include exposure to the third wave artisan coffee market and an inspirational training delivery style. Send résumé to Christine San Juan, Head of HR and Training, at

Joe Van Gogh hiring regional sales manager responsible for expansion and maintenance of existing, significant wholesale relationship. Travel throughout a four-state area in the South required. Growth potential and product line are extensive. Email your résumé and cover letter to

Head Coffee Roaster. Brandywine Coffee Roasters, located in Wilmington, Delaware, is a rapidly growing small-batch coffee roasting business seeking an entrepreneurial-minded head coffee roaster. The position will be responsible for managing all aspects of roasting operations, from green coffee buying, roasting profiles and quality control to managing the production roaster and warehouse staff.  The head roaster also will work closely with the president, operations director and head creative, and will play an active role in developing new products and building the brand and business. At least three years of roasting and warehouse experience required. Competitive compensation and benefits with growth opportunity. Email résumé to
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Customer Service Rep. Espresso Parts LLC is currently hiring for a full-time dynamic rock star to work with the customer service team. Duties include, but are not limited to: attracting potential customers by answering product and service questions and suggesting information about other products and services; opening and maintaining customer accounts by recording account information; resolving product or service problems by clarifying the customer's situation, determining the cause of the problem, selecting and explaining the best solution, expediting correction or adjustment, and following up to ensure resolution; processing returns and product warranties; answering multi-line phone system and live chat calls; and contributing to the team by accomplishing related results as needed. Ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience with commercial coffee service and industry knowledge (espresso machines, grinders, manual brewers, filtration systems, water towers, etc.), a good understanding of espresso and coffee extraction, and knowledge of SCAA standards. Experience using Sales Pad or comparable software is highly desirable. Applicants with barista and/or coffee industry experience will be considered first. Must have a typing speed of 65 wpm or better. We need someone who can speak to our customers regarding our entire product line. The ideal candidate will have excellent multitasking skills, strong communication skills and the ability to work independently and with a team. We need someone with a strong customer service background and an unwavering appetite for exceeding customer expectations. Benefits include full medical, dental and vision coverage, paid AD&D coverage, paid holidays, wellness program benefits, generous paid time off (including a paid day off for your birthday), and a generous employee discount package. Pretty groovy deal! Salary DOE. This position is FT, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For the right person, we will consider a relocation package. To be considered, email (1) your résumé, (2) a cover letter and (3) three professional references to

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Salesperson. Coperaco in New York is looking for someone to join its sales team! Duties include selling roasted coffee and coffee equipment to cafes, restaurants, grocers and hotels. Must have previous sales experience in coffee or food and beverage products, a good knowledge of the specialty coffee industry, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be confident to present proposals to potential clients. Applicants should be friendly, organized, demonstrate an ability to plan, prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities. Salary plus commissions for meeting sales targets. For more information, contact us at and include “sales” in the subject of your email.

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Service Manager. Coperaco in New York is looking for someone to join its technical team to repair coffee machines. Applicants should have previous experience maintaining coffee machines and have a good knowledge of the specialty coffee industry. Responsibilities include listening to and resolving service complaints; inspecting and dismantling machines to determine causes of malfunctions; inspecting parts to detect wear, misalignment or other problems; repairing broken machines; adjusting components; testing machine operation following repair; reviewing inventory and ordering parts; shipping and receiving machines; maintaining equipment inventory; assisting with installations and removals; and other duties as assigned. Applicants should be friendly, organized and have a demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities. Must have a valid driver’s license and be interested in food and beverage, especially coffee. For more information, contact us at and include “service” in the title of your email.

Coffee Roaster. Java Love Coffee Roasting Co., a small-batch, artisan coffee roasting company located in the Catskill Mountains of New York, is seeking an enthusiastic and engaged coffee roaster to join its dynamic team. The ideal candidate has at least two years of roasting experience and is passionate about coffee, customers and community. Send résumé to

Roastmaster Wanted—Allegro Coffee Roasters–North Denver. The ACR Roastmaster is part of a dynamic sourcing team committed to buying top quality lots, micro-lots and competition coffee from all over the world. We roast on a Loring S15 Falcon. Not only is this roaster beautiful, it is highly efficient, with an estimated 80% reduction in energy usage compared to traditional roasters. As the Roastmaster, you will be responsible for all activities from roasting and leading production cuppings to overseeing a production team, and leading customer education programs. Apply online: Apply to this job now...  
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North American Coffee Marketer. Twin is a development-through-trade NGO working with 33 producer organizations representing 300,000 coffee, cocoa and nut smallholders in 17 countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia. Our coffee company, Twin Trading, works to access value-added markets for our producer partners and offers quality coffee with development impact. We are currently seeking a coffee marketer for the North American market to promote and market coffee and provide training and support on arabica coffee marketing to East African producer partners of Twin/Twin Trading. The ideal candidate will identify with Twin’s values, be enthusiastic about travel and have 3+ years’ experience in marketing, coffee trading, or related business. Other desirable skills include proficiency in French and/or Spanish, experience working abroad in undeveloped countries, coffee cupping experience, knowledge of coffee trading and processing, ability to work remotely in North America, preferably near Seattle. For more information, please visit

Quality Manager. Cooperative Coffees is a cooperative owned by 21 roasters in the United States and Canada. We exist to import high-quality, organic green coffee from small-scale farmer organizations, build long-term relationships, and foster fair and equitable trading practices. We have an immediate opening for a full-time quality manager to oversee quality performance, articulate roasters’ needs and work beside our buyers to improve coffee quality with our producer partners. The ideal candidate should be an experienced cupper who is passionate about coffee and fair trade practices. For more information, please visit

Director of Sales. Atlas Coffee Importers is a Seattle, Washington-based green coffee trading company with more than 600 roaster customers across the United States and Canada. Our mission is to provide personalized coffee trading services to benefit the global coffee community, with the underlying principal that what is good for our business should be equally good for our suppliers and customers. Accordingly, our sales philosophy is to provide a combination of services and products that make our customers’ businesses better. We are currently seeking a director of sales to further develop and drive the company’s green coffee sales program. The director of sales should be a specialty coffee veteran who is excited to apply their experience to grow and develop the Atlas team, implement world class processes, and help drive the next level of growth and evolution of Atlas. Our new director will work directly with key clients, lead the sales teams and develop strategic plans to support company goals. For more details, visit

Sales Engineer. Sonofresco, an innovative manufacturer of tabletop commercial coffee roasters, based in Burlington, Washington, is looking for a sales engineer to manage the sales of coffee roasters. Responsibilities will also include responding to and resolving customer questions regarding the operation of company products. Send résumé to Carol Whitfield at

To be successful in the specialty coffee industry, you need to do things right from start to finish. Bellissimo Coffee InfoGroup offers comprehensive business-class consulting that helps clients develop businesses that perform to their maximum potential in today’s competitive specialty coffee market. Bellissimo offers its clients sound business advice, the most up-to-date information on industry trends and the finest training available in the specialty coffee industry today. For additional information, go to or call 800.655.3955.


Mid-Atlantic award-winning specialty coffee roasting business with custom designed roastery for sale. Well-maintained equipment, skilled staff, loyal customer base and efficient roastery certified for organic production. Strategically located for East Coast distribution. Contact us at 727.219.9920 or

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Turnkey Coffee Roasting Facility. Asking $495,000. Two 4-bag roasters with afterburner, commercial grinders, multiple packaging equipment lines for whole-bean or fractional packaging, and much more equipment included. Roasting capacity of more than 8 million pounds per year. Great for a company that currently buys a lot of coffee from its supplier, or a roaster that wants to increase its current capacity. Roasting facility easily can be moved. Looking for asset sale or contract roasting opportunities. Reasonable evaluation on coffee facility in place, as replacement value is much higher. Equipment working, easy to use and has excellent maintenance record. Contact Eric at 647.203.6223 or for the full equipment list.

Roasting Plant with Equipment. Probat GN-25, afterburner, Action-Pac scale and destoner, green coffee loader, forklift, plus misc. equipment, tables, etc. Turnkey operation. Reply to Chris Shepherd at


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Dilmah USA is looking for distribution partners in office, hospitality and retail sectors. Dilmah has a commitment to quality natural, organic products, serving and supporting communities and practicing environmental initiatives. With ongoing innovation, Dilmah makes a compelling proposition for quality and contemporary style. Please see or call 703.627.8340.


The shops at Manor Six Forks is looking for a cafe or roastery to occupy available retail space in the North Hills neighborhood of Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact us if you're interested in a great retail space attached to luxury apartments in one of Raleigh’s best neighborhoods! Email; Web


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 or 612.728.7208.
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Nearly new updated Pinhalense 2-barrel gas sample roaster. $7,000 or best offer. 
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Brand-new Proaster two-barrel gas sample roaster available. $7,000. Can ship immediately. Contact Bryndon or Collin at First Crack Coffee: 314.394.0975,

2014 Coffee-Tech Solar Roaster. Purchased new in May 2015. Used for three months in our coffee shop. Brand new condition; approximately 100 batches roasted. Perfect for shop roasting and home roasting. Fully automatic, 100% electric, 220 v. Makes excellent coffee in approximately 30 minutes or less. From the Coffee-Tech website: “The Solar excels in its superb roasting quality, plug-and-play operation, compact design and exceptional reliability with no maintenance needed. Thanks to these features, it’s no wonder the Solar was adopted by many micro roasting start-ups, specialty coffee shops and coffee bars.” Roasting capacity of 2-kilos, approx. 4.5 pounds. Asking $8,500; prefer local (Eureka, Illinois) pickup. Contact David at 617.694.3214 or
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MPE Model GPX Precision Disc-Style Coffee Grinder. Purchased in May 2014 and never used. 3-HP, single phase, button start, floor stand, bag tray, large 25-pound hopper, wheeled tote container and mated snout, spare set of discs. 300+ pounds per hour capacity. $7,500. Call or text Dan 920.540.2711,
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Samiac 60-kilo Roaster. Needs rebuild. Everything included except roast controller. Asking $30,000. Willing to ship. Call Derek at 360.757.8818, or email Pictures and walkabout video available upon request.

Primo PRI-35 Coffee Roaster (2009). For sale by original owner. Currently in use, 20- to 35-pound batches, ceramic IR burners, propane, 220V, drum speed control, roast/cool simultaneously, second probe for profiling software. $15,000. Also 6-inch double-walled DuraVent stacks, $1,500. Located near Philadelphia. Contact Steve:

Samiac 60-Kilo Roaster. Run sparingly since purchased new in 2008. Machine is very clean and well maintained, with a stylish, raw cast-iron front panel for a high-tech appeal. Features include 5.8 kW/h electrical, 220 VAC, 60-hz, three-phase, 30-amp breaker; and natural gas. Comes with loader; roaster cooler; destoner; dual chaff collectors, including incinerating style collector; afterburner; and automated controls. Everything in the roaster is "off the shelf." All components, such as motors, controls, switches and burner, are U.S. or Canada supplied, and all are UL, CSA, AGA. Will require dismantling and moving. For more information or pictures, please contact our office at 707.556.9000 or email
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Samiac 60-Kilo Roaster. Run sparingly since purchased new in 2008. Machine is very clean and well maintained, with a stylish, raw cast-iron front panel for a high-tech appeal. Features include 5.8 kW/h electrical, 220 VAC, 60-hz, three-phase, 30-amp breaker; and natural gas. Comes with loader; roaster cooler; destoner; dual chaff collectors, including incinerating style collector; afterburner; and automated controls. Everything in the roaster is "off the shelf." All components, such as motors, controls, switches and burner, are U.S. or Canada supplied, and all are UL, CSA, AGA. Will require dismantling and moving. For more information or pictures, please contact our office at 707.556.9000 or email
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Lightly used, red 2015 Proaster 10-kg shop roaster. Produces great coffee. Available immediately. Afterburner available separately. Please call 425.998.3439 for pricing or additional information. (NOTE: Photo is of the same model, not this roaster.)
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For Sale—Own your own K-cup filler! iSi 000 manual iFill Cup machine. Barely used, $3,500. New sells for $5,000. FOB Denver, CO. Comes with two fill sizes plus 300 generic 100% recyclable cups. Email for more information.
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Coffee packaging partner wanted for joint venture in brand. New fully automatic packaging unit packs 3000 Kcups per day. Very profitable. Initial cost $200,000. Reply to: or 678.314.1649.

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

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