What we do:
Ronda Hartley is an expert in business, customer service, brand building, marketing, operations & process implementation and improvement. She is the COO who gets stuff done [GSD Dept.]. She was Master Certified with Mercedes-Benz USA and created massively successful Business Development Centers for GM and MBUSA. She will help you get all you need in the way you want it. And she loves all types of music and Tito's vodka. Lady don't play! Well, actually she does and is super awesome to be around. Her integrity makes the world a better place.
Her coffees of choice are from Central America. She likes the smooth swallow.
Angalique Hartley-Brown is our Social Media / Tea Wizard and Packaging Engineer. She creates all the amazing posts that make us all look great. Her photos and puns allow her humor to explode through in fun while also being educational about coffee and tea. Her passion for tea will inspire you. Come and visit with her about tea to see her eyes light up. She may even dance a bit while she lights up the room with her effervescent smile.
As the tea aficionado, she is constantly changing her favorites. Come and explore.
Sarah Koon was also part of the Mercedes-Benz team in customer service, sales support, warranty administration, being awesome at everything! She managed an office department store before that. Now she gets to be our roaster and in-house coffee sommelier, sales and customer support guru. Wow, can she clean too. Bubbly like Champagne. Everyone loves her, so you will too. Come visit for smiles, laughs, drinks and joy.
Coffee and teas of choice to come soon...
Chad is the newest addition to our team. He is our lead barista. We appreciate how loyal, consistent, engaging and fun he is. Meet Chad. Be like Chad.
Need more COFFEE!!! And art. And teas. And herbals.
Darla Coleman is the executive director of the CEO. She loves to do many of the detail things he doesn't. A little bit CDO [that is OCD alphabetized], she loves all things packaging, organizing, brewing, cleaning and organizing and packaging and organizing. Her calmness and smile brings joy bombs to the atmosphere. Her tender mama heart will make you feel like a family member.
She loves all things coffee so it is hard to narrow them down, but she loves ours above the rest.
Scott Coleman is the CEO business guy and was originally by far the shortest person on the team--including his hair. He was also Master Certified with Mercedes-Benz USA and is a process development and implementation guru. His main role is networking, referrals, building customers and unleashing the passion in every person he meets. Come and get inspired while enjoying our tasty products. He will empower you and develop your heart of love and compassion because he and we believe in you; perhaps even, more than you believe in you. We are here to destroy depression, anxiety, inadequacy, loneliness, sadness... Coffee helps.
His coffee of choice is an African; and especially, as our cold brew. "Sweet like dark berries! YUMMMMMMM. So sweet like me."
Hayden Moore is our Arabica Coffee Q Grader and Tea Sommelier co-founder and now consultant from another state. He has been passionate about creating the most amazing coffee and teas since 2004. He has been a barista, roaster, wholesaler and finally: mad-scientist, er..... mellow scientist.
Come and get the best coffees and teas for you, your family and the office you will ever taste.
If you enjoy coffee cupping, then we are here for you to enhance your passion and expertise.
We have a great space for training, education, events and meetings. We can talk about coffee, tea, our core values and share our story while you build your team. It is a goooooood time.
This lovely San Franciscan Roaster is designed and manufactured from sheet metal 35 minutes south of us in Carson, City, NV.
Our amazing espresso grinder and Slayer Steam-X espresso machine. Come and learn about espresso and how to make your own drinks. Taste wonderful flavors. Savor amazing aromas. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. Prepare to be amazed.
This 1 kilogram roaster was how we started in Scott and Darla's kitchen. This Mill City Roaster has moved onto a friend's home now as he teaches his sons to roast and run a business.
When the our large coffee orders arrive, we sample roast to a target profile, cup and score each bean to help us dial in the best flavor that is hidden in these little gems of flavor and design the roast for the bean, not our preference. We have something for everyone. We work hard to please you all.
Are we a coffee shop? Kinda. We are the coffee near me you are looking for. So, I guess we are a coffee shops near me who also has the best coffee near me. Which, would then make us a cafe near me, since we have a coffee bar, we are also a tea shop, so we complete your search for tea near me.
Are you looking for good coffee, cafe with wifi, caffeine in coffee, how to make coffee, then come on into the roastery for a tour and tasting.
Do you wonder, is coffee bad for you? Nope. Well, unless you have a caffeine intolerance or it is brewed with too many of the grounds getting into your brew: TDS [Total Dissolved Solids too high can mess up your stomach].
Does coffee cause cancer? Only for CA politicians and lawyers. Are you crazy? Yes. Is coffee good for you? Possibly. We recommend drinking less than 7 cups per day, but we are not doctors, so we don't know if it causes insulin spikes, caffeine spikes, or other maladies.
French Press coffee can be a mess so refer to our video blog for how to properly make it.
We do not have k-cup manufacturing capabilities and do not like them since the coffee needs to go stale before finishing the packaging or it literally would blow it's lid.
Coffee sucks when you brew it poorly, grind it too fine or coarse, or get bad beans from the farm or sloppily roasted.
Does coffee make you poop? That's a question only you can answer. If you eat good food that grew naturally and wasn't made in a manufacturing plant, you may not need to worry about this.
What is the best home coffee maker? The one you will use and enjoy. Come in for a visit and we can guide your purchasing decision. We do not have a brand sponsorship, so we can be somewhat objective and will do our best to get you what you want.
We will help you learn how to brew coffee with whatever brewing device you use. We are here to give you amazingly awesome and ridiculously wonderful customer service.
Does coffee dehydrate you? From what we have read it is only slightly more than water. If you have enough electrolytes in your system [Sodium, potassium and magnesium], then you are less likely to have a diuretic effect.
We have the best cold brew coffee in the galaxy. We believe we do. We will let you know if this changes. What is cold brew? It is coarse ground coffee brewed in the fridge or room temp for 16-22 hours. Use a lot of grounds: 1 pound per 1 gallon of coffee and you will get concentrate which then can be thinned with two parts water, ice, milks, ice cream or...
Is bulletproof whatever able to stop bullets? Are we talking about coffee, flack jackets, or what? We don't offer any of that stuff, so we don't know.
Be warm, cool, loved and all other desired adjectives as needed to live and amazing and fulfilling life here on earth.