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SUPPLIES FOR SALE

Sexy coffee bags (price reduced AGAIN). Going out of business and selling lot of 26,000 bags: 12-ounce, white matte, quad seal, side gusseted, with a tin-tie and degassing valve; 11 inches tall x 4 inches wide x 2-3/4 inches deep. Similar in shape to the Gevalia bags seen in grocery stores. Bags being sold are blank and empty. Selling boxes of 650 bags for $110 each (17 cents per bag). Bags of this quality and style typically sell for 31 cents each. Price does not include shipping. Bags located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Email nymolloy@gmail.com for more information.

Cowboy Joe
HELP WANTED

Looking for a roaster for our commercial roasting department. Experience with Lilla roasters is preferred. Please email your résumé to terry@kmocoffee.com.


Usonian Systems is looking for a roaster service technician to join our team. The ideal candidate will have mechanical repair experience on roasters, and industry knowledge. Extensive travel is required from our Toronto, Canada, office. Contact Ryan at hello@weareusonian.com with résumé and brief description of why you’d be a great fit. 


Director of operations: Cravens Coffee is a specialty wholesale coffee roaster located in Spokane, Washington, with sales and distribution offices/warehouses in Missoula, Montana, and Grand Junction, Colorado. Founded in 1993, Cravens is a successful, growing, customer-oriented specialty coffee company. The company has a reputation for distinguished coffee quality and a culture of pioneering customer service. We are seeking an individual to be responsible for overall management of the company’s operations including production, delivery, distribution, business development and sales. The role is accountable for the development and achievement of monthly, annual and long-term strategic plans, as well as continuous improvement initiatives related to people/team development, safety, quality, cost and waste. A bachelor's degree is required, along with management experience in production/manufacturing leadership and staff management. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Accomplished team leader and coach
  • Analytical skills with an understanding of data, measurements and planning
  • Demonstrated capability to interface and maintain effective relationships with co-workers and customers
  • Detail-oriented, logical and methodical approach to problem-solving
  • Solid interpersonal, verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • General computer proficiency
Please send résumés to simon@cravenscoffee.com.


Digital Marketing Manager. Sustainable Harvest seeks a talented and versatile digital marketing manager to join our team to expand our company’s digital footprint, awareness, subscribers and leads. This role requires a high level of creativity, attention to detail and project management skills. This position leads the execution of the company’s digital marketing strategy, with a primary objective to support sales. The manager will establish and implement a comprehensive inbound marketing effort and be responsible for collaborating with a global team, to generate compelling content. The manager will also lead the creation of messaging/copy, marketing collateral, campaigns and activations to generate momentum and brand awareness to increase sales and market position. The manager reports to the chief marketing officer, and will work in close collaboration with CEO, president and sales team. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in progressively responsible marketing positions with a track record of creating and executing successful marketing strategies using data-informed activations. The position will operate primarily in English, but bilingual fluency in Spanish is preferred. More information about Sustainable Harvest is available at sustainableharvest.com/join-our-team.


Sales manager. One Village Coffee is part of an equitable, transparent and innovative vertical supply chain with its coffee-producing parent company, Shared-X. As a result of this partnership, One Village Coffee is positioned to expand nationally to sell coffee produced through Shared-X supply channels. The company is seeking an energetic, motivated, high-level sales manager to lead this growth. The sales manager will oversee sales strategy, sales team members, and overall approach to customer engagement. A minimum of five years in the coffee industry and three years of management experience is required. Send résumés to support@onevillagecoffee.com.


Production roaster with a passion for coffee. 8th & Roast is a craft, small-batch coffee roaster located in Nashville, Tennessee. This is an opportunity that requires real passion, work ethic, focus, flexibility and enthusiasm. 8th & Roast is seeking a production roaster who is detail-oriented and has excellent communication and organizational skills. Experience is a plus, but not required, as we would be happy to train the right person. Email résumés to ed@8thandroast.com.


Production roaster. Bonfire Coffee Company is a craft roaster in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. An ideal candidate has a love for coffee and an attention to detail. Duties include leading production team, creating production schedules, roast production and cold brew production. Roast experience a major bonus. Send résumés to charlie@bonfirecoffee.com.


Commission-based Outside Sales Rep for Single-Serve Pod Manufacturer. Stella Brands Packing & Printing is the only pod manufacturer that is also a printer. This gives us the ability to offer the best price for private-label small runs and deliver faster than the competition. Contact brent@stellabrands.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.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

For sale: Coffee roasting facility located in Los Angeles County, southern California. Fully licensed and approved small coffee roasting facility with turnkey operation. To learn more, contact datacruncher1970@gmail.com.


Roast with Aloha! Kauai, Hawaii-based coffee roasting and tea import business with product placement in more than 40 retail stores on Kauai, including large national grocers and retailers. The business has several product lines and appeals to a wide range of customers.

The wholesale roasting and tea import business is growing, well equipped and does not require a large number of employees. Owners have 14 years’ experience in the industry. They sold their successful retail roasting operation several years ago to start wholesale manufacturing, and they have built a solid foundation for the wholesale business. Owners are now ready to semi-retire.

This business would be a great acquisition for a company looking to expand its current lines to Hawaii or for an individual or couple with experience in coffee roasting and logistics or F&B manufacturing.

For more information, contact mjfkauai@gmail.com.

Probatino
USED EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

2016 Probat BRZ 2. Comes with cyclone and exhaust hoses, and is set up for natural gas. Original manuals also included. Located in Denver. $14,500 or best offer. Serious inquiries only. Call 713.826.2351 or email sarah@tavolapasta.com.

Cowboy Joe

2016 Probatino. Barely used; less than 20 roasts. Comes with cyclone and exhaust hoses, and is set up for natural gas. Original manuals also included. Located in Massachusetts. $11,900 or best offer. Call 508.255.9939 or email john@beanstockcoffee.com for more information.


2012 US Roaster Corp 6-pound/3-kilo coffee roaster. Brown/steel finish. Low hours, low maintenance, manual operation. $8,000 or best offer. For more information, email groganlisa4c@gmail.com or call 206.225.6230.


2003 Diedrich IR-24, which includes first-generation automation and a matching Diedrich afterburner. Purchased new. Fully operational with recently replaced bearings. Natural gas. PLC Siemens controls. Includes spare parts. $35,000 plus shipping. Contact Scott at 717.392.2080.


2017 Slayer V3, three-group espresso machine. Used five months. Custom barista lights. Extended wire harness for mounting electronics under bar. Will send to Slayer for any rehab necessary. $15,000. Contact christian.hershman@icloud.com for more information.


Probat L12 coffee roaster, vintage-era 1968 model. Roaster is in very good condition, working well and regularly maintained. It is currently used as a shop roaster. Selling to make room for a larger roaster. $32,500, not including crating and shipping. For more information, contact sgvcoffee@gmail.com.


Gino Rossi 44/65 PN50 pod machine. Manufactured in 2001. Single/double pod tooling. Last used in July 2018. $40,000. Email vinnysg@rocketmail.com.

Cowboy Joe

2008 Diedrich CR-70 commercial coffee roaster. Includes first-generation automation, loader, 70-kg. roaster, destoner/hopper, cyclonic chaff separator, catalytic oxidizer, all venting, electrical, etc. Roaster is fully functional and operates daily. Roaster can be disassembled, shipped and reassembled in a fraction of the time it would take to produce a new one. This was custom built by Steven Diedrich at his Sandpoint, Idaho, facility. Asking $130,000 US. Serious inquiries and offers only. Financing available on approved credit. For more details, email westcancoffeeroaster4sale@gmail.com.


High-speed 2-Lane Single Serve Packing Line. Produces 3,600 cups per hour. Manufactured August 2015. Includes in-line flavor pump, screw conveyor, diverter plate counter, nitrogen tunnel, static bars and tea heads. Price is $85,000. Installation and onsite training available. Contact brent@stellabrands.com.

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HELPFUL ORGANIZATIONS

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 cupforeducation.org or call 800.458.2233.

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