After about a year and half, while riding around on my job at The University of Georgia, I had a great idea! As it turns out, when I got home Judy had come up with the same idea...start a coffee company called, The Alpaca Bean!!! Talk about spooky! Well, we decided to move ahead with the idea and to make sure we had a good roaster so that the coffees we chose would always be top notch..we chose Jittery Joes Roasting Company for a number of reasons (will cover them at a later time).
We then conducted a very indepth taste testing with testers from all over the U.S., Canada, and one Aussie! From this we narrowed the roasts and blends to a small number utilizing coffees imported from Peru and Bolivia. We specified that the coffee had to be free trade coffees, and naturally grown. With all the bases covered we held our first demo booth at the Palmetto Classic Alpaca Show in Clemson, S.C. What a Hit!!!
We hope you enjoy our coffee and the conversations you have while sipping on a cup or mug of this special brew. Which is now roasted right here on the farm by well trained roasters...yep, Judy and I look forward to roasting your next bag of your new favorite coffee, The Alpaca Bean!!!