County Roasters Inc.
County Roasters provides a quality cup of "great" coffee!
County Roasters is a family-run company dedicated to providing customers with high quality Fairtrade organic coffee. Because Fairtrade coffee is sourced from small farms and farmer-run cooperatives, there is a significant sustainable component to our coffee. These quality beans are then small-batch roasted to provide you with a great cup of coffee!!
How we got started
Back in 2003, we launched a cafe called the Bean Counter Cafe, which specialized in Fairtrade Organic Coffee and Homemade Gelato. In 2010, we decided to leverage the experience we had with our coffee and launched a coffee roasting business. We used the Bean Counter Cafe as our test customer. After rave reviews we were off and running! Our production facility is divided in half, one side roasts coffee and the other side produces gelato!
County Roasters Supports Certified Fairtrade Organic Coffee
Purchasing Certified Fairtrade Organic Coffee means that producer farmers are guaranteed a minimum fair price for their coffee in adherence with Fairtrade principles and practices. This ensures that:
-coffee farmers are able to provide for their families;
-we are helping create a sustainable industry that coffee farmers can rely on;
-important community projects (including productivity initiatives) are supported through the Fairtrade system, and
-it provides the means for farmers to break free from middlemen (coyotes) that have traditionally held all the power over the farmer, often paying very little for crops, breaking promises made, and taking future crops to pay the farmer more than the little being paid for their current crop (sounds very unsustainable! Often farmers get to the point where they sell the trees on their farm for wood, to dig themselves out of their financial hole. Unfortunately then they are no longer coffee farmers, as they have cut down the canopy that covers their coffee plantation!).