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Coffee is in the moments
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As a local coffee roaster, we like to join local events such as Wander Ellwood or special celebrations at The Perfect Piece in Zelienople. We set up tables, offer free samples, and get to talk with the community. During these events, you never know who you're going to talk to or what story they'll share. We talk about the weather that day, how great the store is we happen to be set up in front of, and we always talk about coffee. You'd think our coffee talk would focus on roasting or types of beans or what the best flavored...
Unlocking the Secrets of Flavored Coffee
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Many coffee drinkers only want black coffee. That’s okay. They can have their opinion. But flavored coffee is giving people more options which they appreciate. Rather than adding sugar or creamer, our flavored coffee adds no sugar, calories or cholesterol. But how does it do that? How can flavors be added to our coffee, creating new smells and tastes to mix up our morning routine. Coffee magic, of course. Most flavored coffee is created through oils or syrups mixed with warm, freshly roasted coffee beans. These flavorings are a super concentrated version of the flavor so a little...
By the Wayside coffee truck
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There are plenty of reasons people start business. To make money, to share a great idea or to be part of a community. One of our favorite business is By the Wayside coffee truck, a team we’ve learned to love through suppling them coffee. Their answers to why start a business are inspiring and we are so proud to partner with them. In 2017, this veteran family wanted to build a coffee truck to reach the community and support military causes. (This sounds very familiar to us at Hunter Brothers… kindred spirits perhaps?!) The mobile aspect of the coffee...
Are coffee prices really going up?
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Get the freshest coffee from local roasters
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We seem to be in a swing towards local products from farmers markets, handmade crafts, small batch jellies and local boutique stores. After malls and big box stores took over the world, we realized there really was a need for smaller stores and opportunities. But what about coffee? Cafes and coffee trucks everywhere talk about local and small batch roasters. How is that better or even different the from grocery brands or mass coffee production? Small batch roasters can actually mean more than one thing. First, the amount of coffee roasted at one time is a smaller quantity...