Ethos is turning TWO! And we have so, SO much to be grateful for, and to celebrate!
We still remember how scared we were when we bought our first 50-lb bag of Specialty, Fair-Trade green coffee to roast, and we thought to ourselves "if this doesn't work out... we may be drinking this coffee for the next two years!" (on the bright side, we'd picked a delicious coffee, so the idea wasn't too unbearable!)... fast-forward two years, and we routinely have days when we roast over 50 lbs! Thank YOU for keeping us roasting & allowing us to discover more amazing coffees!
Ethos began in a very intentional way - we've been focused on making an impact in the lives of farmers and on elevating your coffee excellence since the very beginning (#brewgreatness) - and that is what continues to inspire us every single day. We have so much to celebrate, yet our biggest achievement is perhaps our ability to source, for the first time, a full pallet of coffee from "Poaquil" in Guatemala - paying them THREE times (yes, 3 times!) the market price! (if you want to picture the economic difference that'd make... imagine your next paycheck triples... and stays that way for a whole year!). This one is our most impactful coffee yet, and we couldn't be prouder of bringing you such an outstanding cup! We've also added two new blends in honor of our Lakeland, Florida home - "White Swan" and "Black Swan" - both combine familiar chocolate/nutty coffees with more exotic fruity/floral coffees, for an experience that aims to showcase the best of both worlds.
Over the next few weeks, we'll be sending samples of our new additions, along with special Guatemalan souvenirs from our recent trip! (while supplies last). We also want to invite you to participate in our first "Social Scavenger Hunt" (now until April 15). To win: (1) follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram (or both - we feature different content on each platform!) (2) post TWO (yes, just two!) pics featuring/tagging Ethos (could be two different locations that serve Ethos, including markets/events, OR two different ways/places you brew or enjoy Ethos), (3) review us on Facebook or Google and (4) claim a FREE 8-oz bag of your choice OR Ethos Tote on your next order! (just let us know from which account did you post).
If we keep going this way... in a few years... we might become an "overnight success"!
Thank you for making this journey possible,
- Jolian & Lisbeth
P.S. We're heading to the SCA in Seattle next month to get our second roaster!!! Stay tuned for pics on FB and IG!