Afternoon gents, it’s Max from the Young Gentleman’s Guide here! So, anyone who knows me knows that I love coffee, and that I’m always looking to try beans and roasts from various companies. It’s also no surprise that coffee is one of the most popular beverages all over the world, and as a result, there are many coffee shops and coffee companies in the United States alone that don’t get nearly as much attention as the big chains like Starbuck’s, yet make arguably a much better product. So today, I’m going to list five (5) of those companies that absolutely deserve more support and attention.
1. Black Rifle Coffee Company
Of all the companies on this list, this is one that you’re most likely to have heard of. As a consumer of a lot of conservative media, I’ve heard a lot about this company, and I can say that even with their over-the-top marketing, on top of some accusations of them not being as conservative as they appear, they make some very high-quality coffee blends that are definitely worth trying. Of course, they use a lot of USA/military-themed imagery on their products that absolutely caters to their target demographic, but they never let their aesthetic or marketing strategies get in the way of a quality product. So if you’re looking for a great cup of coffee that also goes toward some great causes, I would definitely recommend Black Rifle!
2. Rosary Coffee
Speaking of coffee going towards great causes, Rosary Coffee might be just what you’re looking for! Not only is this an obviously Catholic coffee company, but according to their website, they donate 10% of their gross profits to local pregnancy clinics, and another 10% to the Tim Tebow foundation which provides aid to victims of human trafficking. On top of this, Rosary Coffee offers all kinds of different coffee blends and flavors that are sure to fit anyone’s tastes. They offer standard blends and roasts like a breakfast blend, a cowboy blend, French roast, and Italian roast, among others. They also offer single origin roasts from Bean Belt countries all over the world, and even various flavored roasts if that’s more your speed. Whatever your tastes, whatever your brewing methods, Rosary Coffee is sure to offer you a great cup of Joe that also goes to some wonderful causes.
3. Indy Coffee Roasting
I may be a little biased towards this company, considering Owens Valley has basically been a second home to me since I was eight weeks old, but nonetheless, they do make some delicious coffee that’s worth trying. Being brewed in Bishop, California, located in the heart of Owens Valley, a lot of this company’s brews and roasts are influenced by this area on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountains. They have such names as the Split Mountain Roast (formerly known as the Winnedumah Roast), the Oak Creek Roast, and the Owens River Gorge Decaf. They also offer limited edition roasts named after the various mountain passes, creeks, and landmarks around the area. Such names include Alabama Hills, Kearsarge Pass, and El Camino Sierra (all of these are either out of roation or have been discontinued). There’s even the Jailhouse Roast that they offer, an homage to the fact that the company is run out of the now closed Bishop Jailhouse. If you’re looking for a cup of coffee that’s as quaint and relaxing as the idyllic, mountainous region where it’s roasted, this may be a great company to try!
4. Bones Coffee Company
For those of you who are fans of flavored coffees, this may be the company for you. Founded out of Cape Coral, Florida, Bones Coffee Company offers the standard light, medium, and dark roasts like most other companies, but where they really shine is their veritable smörgåsbord of flavors that their coffees come in. The designs on their merchandise are certainly a lot of fun too. Bones offers some pretty standard coffee flavors offered by a lot of other coffee shops, such as French Vanilla, Irish Cream, Dark Chocolate, and various coconut flavors, but there are also some pretty out there flavors that they offer. Such flavors include White Russian, S’mores, Maple Bacon, Strawberry Cheesecake, Peanut Butter and Jelly, and so many more! On top of all of this, they still offer some single origin roasts from five (5) different countries if that’s what you prefer! No matter what your taste in coffee is, I’m sure Bones has something for you.
Known as “the coffee that won the West”, Arbuckles’ certainly has the history along with a quality product that comes with it. Founded all the way back in 1859 by brothers John and Charles Arbuckle, they were the first to start selling bags of roasted coffee beans to their customers, since before then, any coffeehouses that sold beans just sold them raw so their customers could roast them at home. Almost immediately after its founding, the Arbuckles’ Ariosa Blend with its signature peppermint stick packaged in immediately became the coffee of choice among cowboys on the frontier, so much so that it’s come to be known as the Original Cowboy Coffee. Since then, Arbuckles’ has continued to put out its signature coffee blends and has even started to expand their options with various flavored blends, single-serve K-Cups, and even a varied selection of teas! So in short, those of you who want a little taste of history along with nice cup of coffee should check out Arbuckles’.
So there it is! There are five (5) coffee companies that you might not have heard of and absolutely deserve more support! No matter what your taste in coffee is or how you like to make your coffee, I’m sure at least one of these coffee companies will provide you with the satisfaction to your craving. In any case, I hope you enjoyed reading today’s post. It is so good to be back, and I can’t wait to share more awesome content with you gents! Please be sure to share the post, follow the blog, and follow The Young Gentleman’s Guide on Facebook and Instagram. And on that note, this is Max from The Young Gentleman’s Guide, and I’ll see you next time!