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HELP WANTED

Sunergos Coffee of Louisville, KY is searching for a Head Roaster to oversee all retail and wholesale production roasting. The Head Roaster functions as a member of our Lead Team which is comprised of the Head Roaster, TBD, Shop Operations Manager, Chris Deferio, and Wholesale Lead, Kenny Smith as well as company founders, Matthew Huested and Brian Miller. This is a top-level position our growing company. As such, a successful candidate must bring with them an understanding of the demands of the work and its growth potential. Resumes can be submitted to roaster@sunergoscoffee.com with the phrase "Head Roaster Applicant" in the subject line.

Trading Assistant—InterAmerican Coffee, Inc. is looking for a trading assistant to assist traders and office with a myriad of duties. Responsibilities include but are not limited to processing sales and releases, coordinating logistics, answering phones, providing customer support, maintaining internal sample library and sample roasting. Requirements: strong computer skills, excellent organizational and communication skills, excellent time management skills, ability to multi-task, professional and reliable, detail-oriented with excellent follow-through and love and respect for coffee. This position is for our Boston office located in Hopedale, MA. It is a full time salaried position with benefits. Resumes with cover letter can be e-mailed to gerrah@iaccoffee.com. No phone calls please.

Alliance For Coffee Excellence is Hiring a New Executive Director. Founded in 2002 The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) is a non-profit 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 on-line auction resulting in huge premiums for coffee farmers. 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. For more information please link to: www.allianceforcoffeeexcellence.org/en/about-us/career-opportunities/.

Sisters Coffee is a small, sibling-run roastery that focuses on sourcing and crafting high quality coffees. We are looking for an experienced roaster to join our team. This position is based at our roastery in Sisters (Central Oregon, not far from Bend). Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following: maintain current roast and blend profiles, collaborate with the director of operations to create and implement new roast profiles for new coffees arriving to the roastery, fulfill the production demands on a daily basis, ensure quality assurance standards are met, via daily production cuppings, logging batches, and staying in touch with other departments regarding their experience with our coffee, interact regularly with wholesale and retail by leading workshops/cuppings to educate them on our coffees, direct trade partnerships, the roasting process, etc., assist in the weekly cleaning and maintenance of our beloved Ruby, an L25 Probat drum roaster, to ensure she stays in good working order, assist in maintaining/tracking inventory levels of green coffees, general roastery organization, cleaning and accountability of the space, always striving to learn and gain a better understanding of coffee, including attending professional development events when necessary (i.e. SCAA Expo event, Roasters Guild Retreat, public cuppings, origin trips etc.), sample roasting/cupping to support and inform green bean buying decisions, when necessary. Please send inquires and resumes to jesse@sisterscoffee.com.

Coffee By Design’s specialty coffee roastery is in search of an outstanding production team member. Passion for coffee, comfort with multi-tasking, ability to lift heavy weights and work independently as well as part of a tight knit team are all a plus. CBD, a Maine owned company, celebrating 20 years in business committed to sustainability sourced craft roasted coffees since 1994. For more information, contact mal@coffeebydesign.com.

Specialty Coffee Importer Seeking Eager Outgoing Professional. We are ROYAL COFFEE NEW YORK, INC. (www.royalny.com), an industry-leading specialty green coffee importer.  We have an immediate opening for an energetic sale professional to join our trading department and become part of our in-house sales team assisting our expanding and varied clientele of coffee roasting customers.  Coffee/cafe experience is helpful but not necessary.  We are passionate about promoting great coffee and sharing our knowledge about all aspects of the coffee industry—from cultivating relationships at origin to perfecting roasting and offering great coffees to our network of clients.
 
Job duties for this position will include:
• The sales, marketing and purchasing of green coffee
• Quality control - coffee roasting, cupping, and evaluation
• Relationship creation and customer service 

 
The successful job candidate will possess the following:
Excellent time management skills
Ability to prioritize and problem-solve
Enthusiastic attitude and eagerness to learn
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Good math and computer skills
 
We offer a competitive salary, paid holidays and vacation time, company-paid medical and dental coverage, and the opportunity for some domestic and overseas travel.  Our office location in South Plainfield, NJ is easily accessible by car from the metropolitan New Jersey/New York area.
 
For consideration please email your resume to: Employment@RoyalNY.com.

Blanchard’s Coffee Co. is seeking a Roaster. Roasting experience is preferred, but not required. We want a team leader who is passionate about coffee and seeking a career within the coffee industry. Blanchard’s Coffee Roasting Co. is a Richmond, VA, family-owned coffee roasting company, and we are approaching our 10th anniversary. As a small and growing company, this position is dynamic and evolving and will offer growth opportunities within the business. Please contact Stephen Robertson: Stephen@blanchardscoffee.com.

Responsibilities include:
• Roasting and sample roasting
• Profile Development
• Quality Control
• Green Coffee Sourcing
• Management of staff and roasting team
• Cupping skills
• Willing to brew a cup of coffee with literally any method, often over an open flame.
• Will not play any form of pop music (Beyonce included) during work hours.

Allegro Coffee Company® Is Seeking A Roast Master. Key leadership position supports all plant and manufacturing goals and objectives through direct management of Roasters. Minimum 4 years supervision and 10 years in a specialty coffee/production environment. For full job description and to apply click here: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=80275&company=WFM&username. Questions about position: jobs@allegrocoffee.com.

InterAmerican Coffee is Looking for an Inbound Logistics Assistant. Responsible for the efficient, compliant, and timely flow of import shipments from different origins to the US and Canada. Responsibilities include optimization of domestic shipping carriers and general administrative support to our internal sales/trading team. Inbound coordinator should be able to recognize import documents and have at least an entry level understanding of the customs entry process. Have a good communication with customs brokers, warehouses, clients, agents and suppliers and company staff in order to effectively keep a good on time performance record of shipments for the company. Requirements include understanding and operating knowledge of different sea cargo movements, custom entry and documentation, outstanding attention to detail and ability to manage a busy working schedule, bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish verbal and written, present a positive/professional attitude, experience in traffic sea cargo / import processes preferred, stress tolerance or ability to work under pressure, critical thinking, multitasking, initiative, filing, track and tracing, ocean claims, courier endorsed bills of ladings, maintain payables for ocean freight invoices, light accounting, efficient in word and excel.
Send resume to iachoustonemployment@iaccoffee.com or call 800.346.2810 for more information.

Director of Coffee Wanted. Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. in Milwaukee, WI is looking for an experienced coffee professional to join our growing team. We are a family owned company, 14 years old and deeply rooted in our community and our dedication to sourcing exceptional coffees. We are looking for someone who aims to constantly expand their coffee knowledge, but has a solid base coming into the position. Experience is required; we ask that you are confident in your roasting abilities and have previous experience working with importers. Punctuality, reliability and the ability to lift 50 pounds is necessary. Bonus points if you like ping pong and grilling.

The Director of Coffee will be responsible for:
• Green Buying and Sourcing
• Sample roasting
• Production roast profile development
• Roasting
• Social Networking (help to manage our Instagram and Facebook accounts)
• Quality control measures (cuppings, etc.)

Please contact matt@anodynecoffee.com or kessler.steve@gmail.com.

Serda's Coffee Co. Seeking Full-time Coffee Roaster. Applicant must have coffee roasting experience. Skills required: roasting, cupping, profiling, blending, purchasing, computer skills and excellent customer service. Duties include: roasting, fixing and performing maintenance on roaster, coffee equipment and general building maintenance, blending and creating profiles, using roasting software to add new profiles and roast coffee, order fulfillment and anything else required to contribute to the success of roasting exceptional coffee. Send resume to jobs@serdascoffee.com.

Shenandoah Joe Coffee seeks Roastery Manager. This position is responsible for the management and effectiveness of coffee production and order fulfillment. Candidate should have coffee roastery experience, demonstrated passion and enthusiasm for coffee, attention to detail with strong leadership skills. Send cover letter and resume to jobs@shenandoahjoe.com.

Morningstar Coffee Minneapolis Seeks Skilled Coffee and Espresso Machine Service Technician. Routine and emergency. Maintain excellent, efficient and calm customer response. Good skills to provide preventative maintenance and able to be on call every other week after five p.m. and weekends. Contact via e-mail at jobs@morningstarcoffee.com or call 612.729.9310.

Seeking Head Roaster/ Roastery Manager. We are hiring an experienced head roaster with management skills for our growing shop and roastery. You will be roasting two days a week. Full position to include developing roast profiles, management of roast schedules, Cupping, Quality Control with leadership, packaging, and equipment maintenance. Send resumes to: careers@coffeeslingers.com.

Coffee Trader wanted! The Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company is opening a Seattle sales office! The Coffee Trader will be responsible for sales of decaffeinated coffees to the matrix of coffee importers, brokers and dealers who distribute to specialty coffee roasters in North America, as well as to roasters who are serviced directly by SWDCC. This position will entail management of existing customer relationships as well as new business development. Promotion of SWDCC products, process and brand will be integral to this position.

Key responsibilities include sales of Swiss Water Decaffeinated products, development of new business, source and purchase green coffee, maintain and strengthen existing customer relationships, represent SWDCC at tradeshows and key industry events (e.g. Roaster’s Guild), promote SWDCC’s premium positioning, and promote the benefits of the SWISS Water® Process, recommend new products to supplement current product offerings, sample roast green and green decaffeinated coffees, analysis of green and decaffeinated coffee through cuppings, keep abreast of developments in the green coffee and roasted coffee industries, domestic and international travel and work with and maintain specialized coffee lab equipment.

Qualifications/Requirements: 3+ years direct work experience in the coffee industry, experience roasting, cupping, and/or quality assurance within the specialty coffee industry, experience in sales, preferably green coffee trading and ability to travel domestically and internationally.

Send resume and cover letter via e-mail with “Coffee Trader” in the subject line to: careers@swisswater.com.

Head Roaster Wanted for Rise Up Coffee Roasters. Rise Up is seeking a passionate, committed Head Roaster. We need a smart, forward-thinking problem-solver to join our awesome team. Great opportunity for experienced roasters, ready to advance, or current head roaster looking to craft coffee for a company that's growing like crazy. E-mail résumé to: info@riseupcoffee.com.
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The Alliance for Coffee Excellence is looking for a Head Judge/ Course Instructor. Responsible for managing the on-site technical aspects of a Cup of Excellence competition and providing leadership to national and international juries to ensure successful competition results. Responsible for Conducting Alliance for Coffee Excellence technical training courses which includes lectures, hands on technical sessions and coaching. Assist in developing new or improved coursework, training manuals, multimedia which may include visual aids, and other educational materials. Assist in the promotion and coordination of ACE coursework and the Cup of Excellence competition and auctions to enhance the Alliance for Coffee Excellence.
 
Successful candidate must have:

•Minimum 5+ years of professional coffee cupping, sample preparation, roasting, quality control and cupping evaluation experience.
• Must be comfortable working with, motivating and leading groups and individuals with diverse cultures, backgrounds and experience.
• Must be a self-starter, able to work independently and have good time-management skills.
• Must have positive personality and be able solve problems creatively while smiling.
• Must be willing to travel extensively.
Location negotiable- Portland, Oregon, USA preferred
 
English Proficiency mandatory, working knowledge of Spanish a necessity- other foreign languages a plus.
Salary $68,000+ with room to grow.
 
Submit résumé with cover letter to susies@cupofexcellence.org and sherri@cupofexcellence.org.

Partner/Roaster Wanted. A coffee enthusiast is looking to start a new roastery and to partner up with an experienced roaster/sales in coffee industry. The experience and networking in coffee industry is a must, while roasting skill is a plus. The candidate must understand coffee, and passionate about coffee. Preferably in state of California but we are open for other locations. Please e-mail résumé to: roasterpartner@gmail.com.

Market Research Analyst Wanted By Start-Up Coffee Grower For Direct Sales. Send resumes to Hugh Morgan, producer, hugh@hjmorganlaw.com. Tel. 305.296.7559. Contact Tanya.

Alliance for Coffee Excellence, Inc is looking for a Managing Director for Cup of Excellence Competitions. For a full job description, please visit www.allianceforcoffeeexcellence.org/en/about-us/career-opportunities/.

Astoria/General Espresso Equipment Corporation is looking for a General Manager. This person is responsible for all day to day operations as well as personnel and fiscal management of the company. We are looking for an energetic leader with proven experience in the food and beverage industry. Specific experience in the specialty coffee industry is a plus. Some travel necessary. Work base is Greensboro, NC. Please send resume and salary request to courtney.baber@geec.com.
COLLABORATORS WANTED

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 nora@thechaincollaborative.org.




USED EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

New 5kg Proaster roaster available immediately $21K. Sample roaster, 500g, 1.5kg also available immediately. Located in St. Louis, MO. Contact info@firstcrack.com for inquiries.

Jabez Burns Model 23R29 roaster w/feed hopper, circulation fan, Maxon oven pack 400 gas burner, after-burner & exhaust system. Jabez Burns Model 24A stirflex cooler. Needs refurbishing. If interested e-mail Steve at steve.palmer@bandkcoffee.com.

Probat Colorette 36, Lab Testing Equipment. Approx. 4 years old but used very little. New runs $13,500, asking $9,200. Contact Robert at bcowdery@fingerlakescoffee.com or 585.742.6210.

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Used Cupping Table, $500/obo. Coffee cream colored black epoxy based, sit down lazy Susan cupping table. Table top made of composite material. Base is made of steel. Very good shape. Was $1,900 new. Contact Brian at brians@iaccoffee.com.

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Jabaez Burns Jubilee 2 Bag Roaster with green bean loader & elevator, fans, blowers, cooling bin, chaff collector, stack as well as other elevators and coffee grinders and packing machines. All equipment for sale as well as building. South Florida/Miami area. For more information contact: John at ahjcf99@aol.com or 305.335.3960.

For sale: 1950’s 60KG Gothot. Rebuilt and restored 2013, new electronics. No loader, no afterburner. $75,000. Contact michael@full-city.com.

Brand-new 15kg Joper BSR-15 (manual) coffee roaster for sale. Still in crate, never used. Can ship today. Located in St. Louis, MO, USA. $30,500. Please email inquiries to collin@firstcrack.com.

1978 Jabez Burns 6R, 60 kilo coffee roaster. Perforated drum, green loader, de-stoner, elevator, chaff collector, separate drum cooling, catalytic converter afterburner.  Probat Burns still has all drawings on file so support is available. $39,995. Call Corey with any questions at 805.380.5282. Delivery possible. See pictures at www.flickr.com/photos/sbcoffee/.

Ambex 5K roaster (11 lb./batch). Beautiful! Lightly used. Black and chrome with hammered copper trim. Was used as Ambex show roaster a few years back. $8500 plus shipping from Kentucky. Call Greg at 502.494.4484.



CONSULTING / EDUCATION

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HELPFUL
ORGANIZATIONS

We are “Working on a Dream” of opening a café within the next year. The café will be non-profit with all proceeds going to organizations working with those held captive and exploited by the sex trafficking industry, and to those working to end this slavery. That is our outward focus, our local focus is to empower young people to make a difference in their community and the world. We are looking for café equipment, specially a coffee roaster—5 lbs. or larger. We can provide a tax-deductible receipt for all contributions, donations and discounts. Please contact us for a complete list and more information, matthew28twenty@gmx.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.

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