The Gene Cafe roaster is a great roaster, but it's about to get more expensive.
Many people may not know that manufacturers set a minimum retail price for their products. Every seller, like ourselves, must not sell their products for less than that mark. As you might expect, the "free" market will push the price down to that number and keep it there.
I'm just leaving a quick note to let everyone know that we have added a new Burundi bourbon coffee to the inventory. It's called "Burundi Bururi Bourbon A" and it's quite good. It's full bodied and bright at the same time. Nice sweet fruitiness at lighter roasts, and chocolate and cherry at darker roasts.
I've also pulled together two great bundles to clear the shelves and give you a great deal in the process.
One is the "Back Room Bundle" which contains 7 full pounds of out of stock coffees and one partial pound of Kona. Click through to get the list of what's there. It's going to go quick, and there is only one bundle so you have to be quick on the draw.
The other bundle is another "Get What You Get" bundle which contains scraps of various out of stock coffees in varying amounts. There are too many to list, but I can promise that it is all good stuff. This is great for an inexpensive "frankenblend" or roast each one on its own for the best, and cheapest, cup of coffee in town.
With the success of our Free Shipping deal for the holidays, we are going to try something new. In the past, we offerred free shipping for any order over $199. We have a handful of customers that take advantage of this deal, but not a lot. $200 worth of coffee is more than most people are willing to purchase at one time.
Beginning right now we are going to lower the free shipping cutoff to $99. That means that any order totalling $99 or more will get free shipping anywhere in the US (except Alaska and Hawaii).
We have just gotten word that FedEx and UPS are raising their shipping rates this month, and we don't know yet exactly what the new rates will be. Consequently, it is hard for us to predict how long we will be able to keep this deal going. To that end, we would really love to hear from all of our customers on how shipping impacts your buying decisions. Obviously, free shipping is nice but how does the $99 cutoff influence you?
Based on feedback, sales numbers, and what happens to shipping costs we may adjust this over the coming months as we try to find a sweet spot that keeps us viable but also appeals to most of our customers.
if you don't mind, send us feedback via email on our contact page or head over to the Facebook page We appreciate it!
Thanks everybody! Happy New Year.
-Ben & Heather
With the recent snow and ice in the southeast our shipments were a little slow this cycle, but inventory is restocked with fresh goodies that cover the gamut. Here is the rundown:
We have picked some new coffees for you. Inventory got pretty low after Christmas so to reward you for your patience we are adding some different beans that are really excellent. Here they are in no particular order:
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