Equator Coffees was an early adapter of Loring Smart Roast technology. Their roasting facility houses the fourth Loring K35 Kestrel ever built as well as a newer Loring Peregrine S70.
A guest post from Josie Coffee of NSW, Australia on their reasons for choosing to switch to Loring Smart Roast.
Em Herriott of We Are Here Coffee discusses community, queerness, and creating an inclusive business that can truly do some good in their immediate world.
Annie and Elliott Carter of BlackNerd Coffee discuss nerdiness, running a small family business, and coffee as self-care.
321 Coffee of Raleigh, NC champions accessibility in the coffee industry by employing over 50 adults with IDD at their coffee shops.
“It was a matter of seeing what our community wanted, what they enjoyed, to how far we could push that perception of coffee,” John says.
“It’s a fun thing to reimagine how you get to where you want to go,” he says. “It was very challenging and stressful at the beginning, especially when you’re trying to start a new business, but we grew and have grown to love it.”
“The roastery uses a Loring S15, one of the most environmentally friendly machines on the market, burning approximately 80% less fuel than traditional methods. Kiss the Hippo is also in the process of being able to roast coffees carbon neutral by January 2020, which would make them the first specialty coffee company roasting carbon neutral […]
“Travis Spear has been roasting most of the company’s coffee for the past four years…He juggles two batches at a time using the company’s two Loring roasters. “While Coffee By Design has always followed a triple-bottom-line approach — measuring success in terms of the company’s social and environmental impacts as well as its economic growth […]