At Furnace Hills Coffee we are all about hiring individuals with developmental disabilities. I’ve posted about that a lot in the past. However we also want to roast some of the best tasting coffees in the USA. An indication that we are on the right track came this past Saturday. We were working in the roastery as usual and a young man and his wife came in to grab a cup of our coffee. They said they were staying with friends who were regular coffee customers of ours and that Erin’s Breakfast Blend was an awesome cup of coffee. They drank a cup or two for breakfast and wanted to come in to see what else we offered.
Well we started talking and sharing about coffee and this guy seemed to know more than the average joe about coffee. I finally stopped and asked, “Who are you? You know too much to just be a casual coffee drinker or a coffee drinker who knows coffee, but now the machines and their components that roast coffee!” So he told us that he was on the Senior Leadership Team for Counter Culture Coffee.
Time out here and let me share a bit about Counter Culture. They are one of the best and most respected specialty coffee roasters in the United States. They directly source all they’re coffees and are known throughout the U.S. in specialty coffee circles. They have roasting facilities on the East & West Coasts. In 2014 their annual revenues were 18 million dollars! They are in the top ten to five when it comes to specialty coffee roasters and number one when it comes to pioneering direct trade principles. You can find out more about them here: https://counterculturecoffee.com/
So when this guy came in and said we had great coffee it was a cudo for Furnace Hills Coffee. It’s one thing to hire those with developmental disabilities. It’s another thing to be compared to the big boys in quality. We are on this journey and are excited about what the future holds for Furnace Hills Coffee. If you want to shop for some of this great coffee. Click HERE and purchase some of this great tasting brew that we love roasting for you!