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January | February 2019


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HELP WANTED

Roaster Service Technician. Usonian Systems is looking for a roaster service technician to join our team. The ideal candidate will have mechanical repair experience on roasters as well as industry knowledge. Extensive travel is required from our Las Vegas office. Contact Ryan (hello@weareusonian.com) with résumé and brief description of why you'd be a great fit.


Coffee Roaster. Coffeeland Inc., a specialty coffee roasting and manufacturing company, is seeking an experienced coffee roaster for our roasting facility in Ontario, California. We use the best industry equipment and tools, such as Loring Smart Roasters, Agtron and Cropster. This highly caffeinated individual will play a key role in the mission of the company through the development of roast profiles, execution of high standards in roast consistency and exhibiting skill in flavor development. Please send an email to contact@coffeeland.com for more information or to apply.


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.


Sales Rep. Loring Smart Roast/Zendeus is looking for an experienced independent sales representative for the Northeast territory (New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania). Commission only. $100K+. Significant travel involved. Coffee industry experience preferred but not required. To apply, please send your résumé to duncan.elcombe@zendeus.com.


Chief Executive Officer for Coffee Quality Institute. CQI is expanding its leadership team with the addition of a Chief Executive Officer. This person will be the key management executive responsible for the operations of the organization and serve as the face of CQI to partners worldwide. Responsibilities encompass strategic vision and financial health of the organization. Contact Laura Falkinburg at laura@brickpathgroup.com for more information.


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.

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.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Coffee Business in Ketchikan, Alaska. Retail shop (20-foot-by-12-foot retail area; 20-foot-by-28-foot shop) with coffee roaster and other equipment for lease for up to three years. No rent the first year in exchange for some carpentry work and minor plumbing on the shop. There’s also an 800-square-foot apartment above the shop for $1,000 per month. Call 206.225.6230 for more information.


Coffee Farm in Central Pacific Costa Rica. Located in an area known as the "Tuscany of Central America," the 5-acre farm sits on an emerald green river at 1,300 meters above sea level, with half the land devoted to arabica/obata coffee varieties. Roadwork and building sites are complete. Access to municipal electricity and water, plus multiple swimming holes, a seasonal spring and fruit trees. Farm runs itself, with well-established community relationships. Taxes are $20 annually. Expats and locals live in the area; 45 minutes to the beach. A commitment to social and environmental responsibility are required to be considered. $77,000. There may also be a shared-ownership opportunity for individuals seeking an investment property (e.g., coffee farm vacation retreat, vacation home/rental, etc.). For inquiries, call or email Justen at mountain444@yahoo.com, 720.771.9482.

Probatino

Seeking investment partners in our Nicaraguan coffee farm. The farm covers 104 acres, with 45 acres planted in coffee. We have owned the farm since 2009 and are seeking investment to equip the farm with a medium-size dry mill and make general improvements. We import our green bean into Portland, Oregon. Your return on investment will be a greatly reduced price on the green coffee imported each year. Looking for long-term, direct trade, farm-to-cup partners. Please send inquiries to nicaraguaninfo@gmail.com.

SUPPLIES FOR SALE

Sexy Coffee Bags. 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. $6,500 for 26,000 bags (25 cents per bag). Price does not include shipping. Bags located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. You must arrange and pay for your own shipping. Send an email to nymolloy@gmail.com for more information.

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USED EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

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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Pre-World War II Probat 45KG Coffee Roaster. Roaster and cooling tray only. This roaster needs repair. Model G45; Serial #3008. For more information, contact Charles Travis at charles@justuscoffee.com.

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