Aveley Farms Coffee Roasters started 3 years ago with a cup of Single Origin Guatemalan Coffee. I ordered a 12oz drip coffee and proceeded to sit down and take a sip. My senses exploded. I had to take another sip to confirm what I tasted. My mouth was alive with flavors. Bright fruit and citrus flavors radiating with every sip that followed. This cup changed the way I view, taste and think about coffee. I was hooked and had to find out more!
After discovering this new coffee culture, I began researching and reading everything I could get my hands on. I was instantly drawn towards High Quality, Sustainable and Direct Trade Coffee. In 2016 I bought a Home Roaster, 5lbs of green coffee, and started roasting in my apartment kitchen. I started roasting ¼lbs at a time to get a feel for the roasting process and to explore the machine. I would grind the coffee the following morning and use my French Press to see how it tasted. As you can imagine, this was not always a pleasant experience.
As time passed, I wanted to develop and fine-tune my skills. I continued to research, learn, experiment, cup, fail and keep going. As I continued to experiment and become more consumed with the coffee world, I started thinking of names for this new hobby. A few weeks later Aveley Farms came up in conversation with my brother and Aveley Farms Coffee Roasters was born.
Aveley Farms started long before I can remember. It started with visiting my Grandparent’s house in Saint Michaels, Maryland each summer. Throughout the years countless family and friends have visited for long weekends with more memories than one can count. The house has been a place of welcoming, happiness, and friendships, a place of community and of people coming together. Aveley Farms Coffee Roasters is a nod to the house and what it stands for. It is the exact experience we hope to deliver to Baltimore.
Our mission is to deliver high quality, sustainable, and direct trade coffee to the Baltimore Community. It is our goal to grow the coffee scene in Baltimore through continued education on all things coffee from processing methods, extraction, public cuppings and more. Baltimore is an amazing city with rich culture and we are excited to plant roots and become part of that culture.
We launched in September of 2017 and sold out of green coffee in the first week. Currently, we are working with importers and sourcing coffees for our upcoming Fall 2017 Coffee Offerings. Each week we will be writing blogs on a wide variety of topics from sustainable coffee practices, brewing methods, problems the coffee industry faces and more. Our goal is to challenge the way you view, taste and think about coffee. We are excited to move back and plant roots in Baltimore in 2018 and look forward to becoming part of the community that makes Baltimore great!