Quality Control Technician. Equal Exchange is seeking a quality control technician for our roastery in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. We are looking for a passionate coffee professional who is detail oriented, enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, is committed to social justice and loves coffee. Learn more at equalexchange.coop/coffee-quality-control-technician-0.
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.
Volunteer Coffee Roaster. Exciting opportunity for a coffee roasting expert to make a real impact in the coffee industry and in the lives of Peruvian communities. Compadre is looking for a volunteer coffee roaster to develop a roasting profile that best suits the kind of coffee, customers and machinery used to support the economic empowerment of local famers. Compadre is a social business supporting small-scale farmers in the jungle of Peru with the use of solar-energy-powered coffee roasting. This is a volunteer position with travel, visa and insurance costs covered. For more information, visit empowering-people-network.siemens-stiftung.org/en/services/epexpert.
Head Roaster. Topeca Coffee Roasters is seeking an experienced roaster who can help bridge the gap between production and quality control. Ideal candidate also has experience with and desire for roaster industry education. For full details, go to topecacoffee.com/topeca-hiring-head-roaster. Great Pay. Great Opportunities.
Vournas Coffee Trading is looking for a dynamic team player to join our sales team. We are a boutique, family-owned, specialty coffee importing company with headquarters in Westlake Village, California. We are looking for someone who will build relationships, manage sales with our roasters and field new customer inquiries. This position will assist with sample roasting, cupping and approving coffees, and provide support at various regional trade shows. The ideal candidate will possess industry knowledge, be experienced in sales relations and have strong communication skills. Travel is required. Interested applicants please send cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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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Western Canadian retail coffee brand and commercial roasting facility for sale. 14 years in business; reliable, stable, excellent clientele base. Efficient operating systems in place. This is a turnkey operation designed for either an experienced or new-to-business buyer. Please contact email@example.com.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for pictures.
Diedrich IR-12 Roaster. Fully automated, 12-kg, like-new condition. Purchased in May 2014; currently has only 684 hours of operation time. Full automation with Red Lion touchscreen. Natural gas with CSA (Canadian Standards Association) and ETL (Electric Testing Laboratories) certifications. Crated and ready to ship from Western Canada. US$32,300. Contact ROOT 86 Coffee at 1.604.649.0361 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit root86coffee.com.
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.
60-kilo Lilla Opus 5 Smokeless Roaster. The afterburner is built-in, making this a smokeless recirculating roaster. This system has been in constant factory service since it was installed in 2000 and comes with full manuals and schematics. Batch size of 60 k/132 lbs.; hourly production of 300 k/660 lbs. Self-cleaning duct system; controlled by PLC (programmable logic control); simple operation and maintenance; low shrinkage rates, water cooling system, air-veyor loader, and destoner. Designed for constant heavy-duty use (industrial strength). Fully functional. Being sold to make room for a larger roaster. Factory maintained in January. Located in Albuquerque. Free training offered to buyer. Call David at 505.259.8043 for more details.
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.
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 email@example.com. Pictures and walkabout video available upon request.