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November | December 2018

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Cafe for Sale. Don't just work; enjoy it. Opportunity to own and run a turnkey cafe in the northern Mexico mountain town of Creel. Beautifully curated and designed 900-sq. ft. space, bottom floor of boutique lodge. Cafe is fully equipped. Approximately $500 per month, no triple net (NNN) lease. This is a dream business for the appropriate person who speaks Spanish, is experienced as a barista, enjoys cooking, and values culture and life experience. For more information, send an email to with "CREEL CAFÉ" in the subject line.

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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 for more information.

Sales Positions. Groundwork Coffee is hiring for the following full-time sales roles in California:

  • Sales Development Representative (North Hollywood)
  • Territory Manager, Food-Service (Orange County/San Diego)
  • Sales Manager, Food-Service (Bay Area)
Ideal candidates are self-motivated and high-energy, with food/beverage/coffee experience and a proven ability to qualify new sales, initiate “upsell” opportunities, and develop key account target lists for continued regional growth. Salary range is $45,000-plus, depending on experience and qualifications. Learn more at, and apply today!

Cowboy Joe

Marketing Content Manager for Toddy, LLC. Are you passionate about coffee, writing and story telling? Key responsibilities include participating in high level marketing strategy, accountable for writing projects, website content, social media, video scripting. Requirements—bachelor degree or higher in relevant field, minimum of 3 years experience in a professional writing role, experience in the specialty coffee industry as a journalist, instructor or related role. To apply, please email your resume and include a summary describing why you would be a good fit for this position. No calls or drop-ins please.


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.


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, 720.771.9482.


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


Seeking used drum roaster. We are looking for a discarded 7- to 15-kilo-capacity drum roaster. Our business is located in Palmer, Alaska. Willing to pay for shipping. Please text or leave a message at 907.232.5043 with details.


Lightly used double-barrel Probat electric sample roaster with cyclone. 110v for easy install. Wonderful machine for small spaces and quality sample roasting. Comes in original wooden crate. Pickup available at our facility in Port Chester, New York. We can ship anywhere in the United States via freight. Shipping included in the price. Email for more information.

Cowboy Joe

1952 Probat G90 Drum Roaster. Comes with manual and detailed proposal for refurbishment / rebuild. Just needs a little TLC. For more information, contact Sam Mirto at


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

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