WHO THEY ARE & WHAT THEY SELL
Austin-based coffee roaster Tiny House Coffee is on an endless pursuit to produce the best cup of coffee possible. How are they doing it? All of their beans are sustainably sourced from farming communities they personally know and care about. Once the beans are collected, they’re roasted in small batches before the liquid gold is cupped and meticulously evaluated for top quality. That’s passion with purpose.
Small Batch. Big Mission.
Several years ago, Blake Thomas, Helen Schafer and Trey Bussey joined the Peace Corps and each served two years to help the people of Nicaragua. They had no grand vision of becoming entrepreneurs. By working hand in hand with coffee farmers in the mountains there, they ended up doing both.
“Our mission is to make the world a better place, with better coffee.”
Beyond The Beans
What makes Tiny House special is their commitment to community and quality.
By working closely with farmers in Nicaragua, Blake, Helen and Trey have come to really understand who their growers are, what they value, and how much of their sweat, passion and pride go into producing their beans.
Because Tiny House’s founders have an intimate relationship with the coffee-growing community in Nicaragua, they’re deeply committed to helping it thrive. They collaborate directly with local producers and share more of the benefits with them than other coffee purveyors.
“We know the work our producer partners put into growing excellent coffees, and we take our responsibility to be good stewards of that coffee very seriously.”
Because Tiny House’s founders are so committed to the farmers they work with, the farmers, in turn, are committed to producing a quality product.
The farmers recognize their responsibility in producing a great cup of coffee, and lots of work goes into ensuring that greatness.
“We believe our partnership inspires a delivery of the highest quality product year in and year out.”
Hot Trend: Cold Brew
Besides their values, Tiny House may be best loved for their Cold Brew Kegs — large volumes of cold brew available on-demand to office staffs everywhere.
Creating this cool concoction requires their finest roasted coffee, carefully filtered water, special brewing equipment and a whole lotta patience — 22 hours of it to be exact.
The end-result is a smooth, chocolatey beverage with hints of malt and toasted pecans.
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