Prescott Coffee Roasters : Supplier of Quality Coffee Beans

As you may know, Prescott Coffee Roasters has closed the doors to our retail coffee shop. We appreciate, and will miss, all of our loyal customers as well as the occasional visitor who simply wanted a great cup of coffee.

We might not be retail anymore but that doesn’t mean we are going away.

Prescott Coffee Roasters is still your source for high quality, fresh roasted beans!

In an effort to concentrate on ‘the bean’ we have closed our retail store and now wholesale only. This means you can find our coffee in town at locally owned cafes, bakeries & restaurants. You don’t have to look hard to find us!

We supply our high quality, great tasting coffee to retail cafes, coffee shops, and stores in Prescott, Prescott Valley, and all over Northern Arizona.

Our coffee will be distributed solely through Corvis Distributing to the local shops, allowing me to concentrate on roasting and allowing Corvis to concentrate on taking orders, supplying cafes and maintaining equipment!

Corvis can be reached at 928-778-2699, or stop by for a visit at 9551 E. Lorna Ln in Prescott Valley. If you are new to the area and want to find PCR coffee, they can tell you who is selling it close by where you live.

Are you a local business owner who wants to serve our coffee?

Before we can become partners in coffee you must answer ‘yes’ to these questions-

1. Are you willing to buy and maintain good equipment?

2. Are you willing to WEIGH out the appropriate amount of coffee and grind it prior to brewing?

3. Are you willing to order only what you use each week and dispose of any old unsold coffee?

4. Are you willing to ensure your employees will always be trained to do their coffee duties correctly?

If I sell coffee to you through my distributor then YOU are the final factor in how my coffee is prepared and therefore you are a big part of my public image. We are a team. It’s not difficult to do all this right, it’s simply attention to detail. What makes ‘good coffee’ is strictly opinion, and opinions vary throughout the industry. What we ALL agree on is – you can’t cut corners preparing coffee, doing so ensures a beverage that falls far short of the potentially ‘best cup’ you paid for!

Did you answer yes and understand the last paragraph? Contact me through this site or through our Facebook page.

Thank you for looking us up.

Contact Prescott Coffee Roasters

Richard Gregory
Prescott Coffee Roasters
9551 E. Lorna Ln. Suite A
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Phone: 928-717-0190

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Organic Certification info for those interested-

I'm currently in the process of my annual organic audit. This includes-

A fair amount of paperwork documenting any changes to my system and all current labels.

A visit by an independent Organic inspector which happened earlier this week. That inspector checks the system plan with what I physically have at the warehouse to ensure I'm doing things properly.

A trace back - in this case for my decaf blend, which coffees are in it? Where did they come from? The certs from the importers and for the coffees. When did I buy them? When did they ship? How were the stored upon arrival? How are they marked and handled separate from conventional coffees? How much was roasted/sold, green coffee used and how much is left? All this must be documented and retained.

All this is work. After 7 years of being certified as an organic handler the time is less NOW but it's still a fair amount of my time. So does filing the organic certs for every green coffee I but, updating the product profiles every time a coffee changes and completing the forms to get approved.

The other cost, is the cost- nearly $1,700 every year for re-certification and inspection. Assuming the state of AZ re-imburses me $700 for this process (they have every year so far) that's still $1k. I have to sell 850ish pounds of roasted Organic coffee to break even. That is nearly a months worth of organic orders.

Why buy organic? Sustainability, the idea is it's better for the environment at origin. Which is great but that alone doesn't help with another sustainability concern- workers income. That's where Fair Trade comes in. Direct trade may pay one farm or so a decent wage, Fair Trade generally covers a LOT more farms than I could buy coffee each year. Besides a fair wage, there's hospitals, roads, and other local projects that get done with Fair Trade money.

Currently the ratio of FTO coffee to non certified (or conventional coffee) that I am roasting each week is nearly 2:1. I made a pledge to myself that once my orders are 75% FTO coffee for at least a month I will convert to ONLY FTO coffee. That's a rough pledge to make, I don't make as much money on FTO coffee sales because I don't mark it up properly, I pass on the costs but don't mark them up. Note the distinction- pass on vs mark up.

Consider the people and places supplying our coffee and how we choose to support them. I'm willing to pay more and make less to (hopefully) ensure I can continue to get good coffee in the future.

You want to be paid what you're worth at your job, right? Shouldn't it be the same for the vendors that you patronize?

I'm happy to answer any questions about this process you have,

- Richard
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