Being a conservative coffee roaster isn’t easy. As hard as we try to hide our light under a basket, someone keeps kicking that darn basket over, laying our bibles, guns, and protestant work ethic out in the wide open for everyone to see. In the interest of protecting the few snowflake coffee drinkers out there, we try to keep our values to ourselves. THEN we get letters like this from Dan in Everett Washington.
“As to how I heard of your business, well, I went looking for it. I did not like the political comments coming out of Starbucks and while normally I don’t worry about a business’ politics I just thought “Why am I spending so much money at a firm that seems to dislike me and mine so very much? I don’t even really like their coffee *that* much – I’ve always thought it was too dark and bitter anyway. I drink a lot of coffee during the year, surely its worth the effort to do better”.
The Best Caliber For Coffee Hunting
So I went looking. Seattle’s Best? Just another Starbucks subsidiary, so that’s out. I thought I’d go with the coffee that comes with our milk delivery, but Vashon Island not only tried to sell me a dark Italian roast for my morning coffee but left me wondering if I was buying coffee or donating to a self-congratulatory nonprofit whose goal was to save indigenous cultures. So I set myself the task of finding a better option.
Googeling Conservative Coffee Roaster
I googled “conservative coffee roasters” or some such, came across your blog from Feb 23, 2017, and read through your website. An American, family-owned, NRA-friendly business that extols the virtues of the medium roast. If I like the coffee I’ll be a regular and will be pleased that I was able to throw off my Starbucks’ shackles. I have only my (coffee) chains to lose.
This is a long note, but you did ask.