Black & White Coffee Roasters started as an idea that developed over time through hard work and a dedication to understanding the coffee value chain. Our experience is rooted in years of learning coffee production first hand from coffee producers all over the world; understanding coffee consumers through years of experience working in cafes; working for a large coffee roasting company as a wholesale account manager; experience as a sales and tech rep for a coffee equipment manufacturer; as well as competing and volunteering in coffee competitions all over the world. This idea turned reality in 2017 when Kyle Ramage and Lem Butler formed a company to make Specialty Coffee more approachable while creating opportunities within the industry for coffee professionals. “Exceptional coffee kept simple” has become the mission accomplished through B&W’s core values: service, community and excellence.
At B&W we are more than just a quality coffee roaster, we are changing
the competitive landscape not by being better than our competitors but by using 17 years of experience in the Specialty Coffee Industry to take coffee quality to a whole new level where our coffee sourcing and roasting becomes our wholesale partners’ real valued choice. We roast in a way to showcase coffee quality and the extremely difficult work of coffee cultivation making it so special to our customers that coffee quality becomes important to their success and/or happiness.
We aren’t trying to change the way you think about coffee, we hope to change how you see yourself within the coffee value chain. Producer, roaster, retailer, barista or consumer we all play an important role in the Specialty Coffee Industry. Coffee is steeped in a rich tradition of relationships. Relationships are the fabric of community and community is key to an evolving industry.