Afternoon gents, it’s Max from the Young Gentleman’s Guide here! Yes, today’s article will be another one about coffee, and this time, I’m doing a proper follow-up to this one that I did a while ago. There are just so many coffee companies that make a much better product than many of the major companies like Starbuck’s, Coffee Bean, and Peet’s. So without any further ado, let’s get started!
1. Community Coffee
This is one that most people reading this article are likely to have heard of, mostly because this comapny is a lot more corporatized than most of the other companies I’ve written about. Not only is it the coffee of choice for Southwest Airlines, but I’ve even seen it at some supermarkets here in California. However, it is still pretty rare to see outside of the southern United States, and it’s still a fairly underappreciated company in my eyes. Founded in 1919 out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this family-owned company has continued to put out some quality products at a modest price for over 100 years. Some of this company’s roasts inculde your standard breakfast blend and French roast, and standard flavors like French vanilla, caramel, and hazelnut. Some other coffees included are a range of single origin roasts from various countrites, as well as some limited edition flavors that they put out during certain times of the year, like Irish Creme for St. Patrick’s Day and King Cake for Mardi Gras. As a way of putting their own southern twist on their products, some of their other roasts include a New Orleans blend, a pecan praline flavor, and coffee and chicory. On top of all of this, there are also some Private Reserve roasts that they sell on their website, almost all of their roasts are available as single-serve K cups, and they even offer certain roasts as instant coffee! No matter what kind of coffee you’re in the mood for, Community Coffee is sure to have something for you to enjoy!
2. Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company
This is certainly a fascinating company to look into. Founded out of Tampa, Florida in 1984 and being one of the first specialty coffee roasters in the area, this company has prided itself on providing exceptional roasts to its customers, and it certainly has done that, but there is another thing that makes this company quite unique. This company makes exclusive coffee roasts for certain Disney resorts as well as certain restaurants in Disney parks! Some resorts/restaurants that this company makes exclusive roasts for include the Aulani Disney Resort, Tiffin’s Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel, the Carthay Circle Restaurant in Disney’s California Aventure, and Napa Rose at Disneyland’s Grand Califonian Hotel. On top of all of that, Joffrey’s also makes their own signature blends and flavors not affiliated with Disney, as well as a varied selection of teas, as the company name would suggest. No matter what your tastes or brewing methods, Joffrey’s is sure to have something you’ll enjoy!
3. Mystic Monk Coffee
As the name and logo of this company may suggest, this is a company that was founded by actual Carmelite monks out of their monastery in Wyoming. Having its first samples being made in a cast iron skillet back in 2007, this company has only continued to grow to where it is now, serving gourmet coffee to customers all over the country. While most of what they offer isn’t very revolutionary as far as the coffee is concerned, the monks who run the company pride themselves on the prayerful discernment and the drive for perfection that they put into each batch of their coffee. For them, it’s not about creating anything game-changing, it’s just about providing a quality product that satisfies the needs of their customers. Their coffee is definitely worth trying if you’re looking to buy from an honest company with humble origins and well-meaning proprieters.
So there it is! Those are just three (3) more coffee companies that I think deserve more support. If any of you reading end up trying any of the coffees from these companies, let me know what you thought of them and if you enjoyed them! As much as I love coffee, I always enjoy learning about the tastes of others. Coffee is certainly a different experience for everybody, so let me know by commenting below which coffee you tried and what you thought of it. 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!