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May | June 2019

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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 for more information.

Cowboy Joe

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

Coffee and tea flavoring sales. Established distributor of coffee and tea flavorings is looking to add an experienced team member to expand our business. This position will play a key part in our company’s future growth plans and provides an excellent opportunity for career development for the right person. We can provide some training but we are looking for someone with current experience and established relationships, who can hit the ground running. Our company has been serving the coffee and tea industry for 20-plus years and has an excellent presence in the industry. Our company provides a solid base salary, plus commission and benefits.
Candidates will have the following:

  • Verifiable history of selling in the industry
  • Ability to travel nationwide
  • Extensive knowledge of the coffee roasting, tea blending and packaging industries
  • Established relationships in the coffee roasting, tea blending and packaging industries
  • Ability to generate new leads and business
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong work ethic
This position will be a key part of our team. We would like to hear about you and what you have to offer. Don’t just send a résumé. Let us know about your current and past work history, your industry relationships, how you would add new business, and the value you would bring. Please email your résumé and other information to

Business Manager for Green Coffee Producer Empowering Farmers at Origin. (Boston area/Central Massachusetts) JNP Coffee LLC seeks a business manager for a part-time (25 hrs./week) position involving a variety of tasks and responsibilities, with growth to full-time after six months. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, able to manage multiple projects involving sales follow-up, contracts, logistics and invoices, efficiently attending to details and tracking progress, with good written and verbal skills. Must be comfortable working in a cross-cultural environment for this globally oriented company.

College degree preferred, with background in either accounting/finance, marketing, project management and/or databases a plus. Familiarity with Salesforce, Constant Contact and Microsoft Office suite is strongly encouraged. While business is conducted in English, fluency in French is an asset. Please supply references with your application. Starting salary negotiable.

JNP Coffee produces, promotes and trades East African coffee from Burundi to empower farmers through education and premium rewards for high-quality results. Founded in 2012, the company works with customers around the globe who seek to make a difference through their coffee sourcing decisions.

Send resume and cover letter to JNP Coffee, PO Box 576, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 or e-mail at

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

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


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


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 or call 800.458.2233.


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

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


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 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

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

Cowboy Joe

70-kg. Toper roaster with afterburner and chaff collector. $57,500 OBO. 2001 model roaster is used and in good condition, featuring two-stage burner, cast iron drum, VFD motor for drum, and XL cooling tray for faster cooling times. Afterburner effective and in very good condition. Available to view in operation for a limited time.

Also (sold separately): destoner with 250-lb. capacity. $4,500 OBO. 2015 model is used and in excellent condition.

Both sold as-is. Located in West Wareham, Mass. For more information, contact

Cowboy Joe

Gothot Ideal-Rapid 1955, 23-kilo roaster. Perfect shape. $70,000. 50 percent deposit secures sale. For inquiries, email

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. For more details, email

Poursteady automated pourover machine. Does five pourovers at the same time. Included is Marco Ecosmart UC 10 boiler that connects to Poursteady machine. Great for busy coffee shop. Visit for more info. Machine used for 2 months only. Asking $7,000. Central New Jersey location. For inquiries, call Angelo at 908.758.8781.

Ikawa Pro V3. Used on 10 samples roasts. We need to shift investment towards another area of the business and are sad to see it go. $3,500 firm. Retail cost plus shipping was $4,750. Please e-mail for more information.

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

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