Coffee doesn’t have to be gross: Why dark roast coffee is bad for you.

Guddina Coffee loves lightly roasted coffees, and there’s a big reason why.

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Have you had a chance yet to try one of our monthly coffee boxes? If so, you will have already noticed that we only ship the best coffees from different regions around the world that we can find, and that includes making sure they’re always shipped within a week of roasting, and always roasted to a lighter level.

We talked last week about why we only ship freshly roasted coffee, but perhaps the next question to ask is, “Why only ship light roasted coffee?” What about dark roasts on the French, Spanish or Italian levels?

Want to know why we think dark roast coffee bad for you? Keep reading to find out. Continue Reading

Want to become a Guddina Featured Coffee Roaster?

Guddina Coffee is currently looking for interested specialty coffee roasting companies that would like to partner with us to bring our customers their best products. Our partnered roasters will have at many opportunities to increase their national market reach, but specifically will have two channels through Guddina where they can sell coffee directly to our customers.

– Through monthly featured coffee subscription boxes (we hand select the coffees that go in these boxes)

– Through weekly single orders placed by customers in our web app (all approved roasters can list any of their coffees here)

Currently, Guddina is partnered with nearly a dozen coffee roasters across the US, from Denver and Omaha to Columbus and Portland, and we are incredibly interested in expanding our partnerships even further so that our customers have the widest selection of excellently roasted and incredibly fresh coffees that they can try on a monthly, bi-weekly and weekly basis. We don’t take away from the roaster brand, either. All coffees that come through us retain their current roaster name and contact details so that customers can connect with their local roasters and buy directly from them in the future. Continue Reading

Video: Guddina hangs out at Agnes Grill for a Coffee Training Day

This past week the Guddina crew found itself at Agnes Grill; a new hot spot in downtown Dayton, OH that specializes in delicious, all natural, completely filling and freshly made food. Amma, our photographer, decided that it would be an awesome opportunity to shoot some video to share with you guys, and so on this International Coffee Day we are happy to share the final product with you!

To go along with their fresh and all natural menu, the Agnes owners wanted to add some great coffee in to the mix so that people who are downtown could stop by for a consistently great cup. We brought our favorite roasted coffee beans from Beansmith (Omaha, NE) and Boston Stoker (Dayton, OH) for the folks at Agnes to try, and by the end of it they couldn’t stop telling us how badly they wanted to add our product to the menu.

You can watch the video by clicking the link below or going to YouTube. As soon as Agnes Grill is all setup with specialty coffee, pour over and french press brewers, we’ll post the announcement here on the blog so you can go check them out!

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If you would like us to feature your business in a video (and on our blog), send an email to hello@guddina.com.

Guddina Coffee joins the Specialty Coffee Association of America!

Big news, Guddina fans! We are now a member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America!

Because of your support of our RocketHub campaign, we were able to raise enough funds early on to pay our dues and go through the application process to become a member of the SCAA. This move positions us as leaders in the specialty coffee world, will put us in touch with a number of industry experts and phenomenal businesses, gives us the backing of hundreds of other specialty coffee roasters, shops, farms and baristas all over the Nation, and provides Guddina with some amazing tools to use in our future endeavors.

The SCAA holds these core values in everything that they do:

   • Commitment to quality
   • Respect for the product
   • Dedication to education
   • Sensitivity to the environment
   • Consciousness of social issues
   • Sense of community
   • Encouragement of cultural and economic exchange

Those values are perfectly in line with the mission of Guddina, and so we are thrilled to be a part of this outstanding coffee community and organization. Look for Guddina Coffee to be present at a number of SCAA events going into the future, and for the SCAA values to be upheld in the every day business workings within our product, services and team.

You can learn more about the SCAA at their website: www.scaa.org

New Connections: Beansmith and Guddina love each other! =D

We’ve created a new partnership between ourselves and Beansmith Coffee, and we want to celebrate by sending you their coffee!

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Every morning when you drink your first coffee, the quality and experience that you enjoy in your cup always comes back to the quality of the roaster. Your favorite coffee shop makes delicious coffee drinks because they’ve partnered with a great roaster who is providing them with consistently great quality coffee beans. On the other hand, the not-so-great coffee shops have a mixture of poor service AND poor beans, and that’s no good.

Beansmith Coffee, a Specialty Roaster in Omaha, does not create a poorly roasted coffee bean. Last week they sent us a box of 5 different coffees for us to try, and they all had a fine quality that people look for in specialty roasted coffee (especially the Ethiopian Konga Natural, woah). Their presentation was excellent, and the small cards with details on every coffee that they sent to us only added to the great experience. They also only just recently held the Grand Opening for The Lobby, which is the first front-facing coffee bar of this fine roaster.

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Get your Beansmith Coffee from Guddina!

Seeing how great their coffee and staff was (we met Kait and Ben on Twitter!), we knew we had to build a relationship with them. Today, we’re happy to kick off that partnership with a few packages of Beansmith coffee; roasted, boxed up and shipped especially for you. And, when you order it, you will be directly supporting Guddina’s RocetHub campaign and helping us reach our goal by the middle of October!

Each package you order will contain: Three different bags of Beansmith coffee (we’ll be choosing the best ones for you to try) and the associated reading materials. It’s enough coffee to last you a couple of weeks if you brew a cup from home every morning, and since it is three different coffees, you’ll get a nice variety of flavor.

Almost forgot – shipping within the US is included in the order price of $15. 🙂

We only have 5 packages available for right now, though! Order this coffee while you can!

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  1. Head to our RocketHub Campaign Page at this link
  2. Scroll down just a little but until you see “$15 CD: Try Some Coffee!” (ignore the description, we’re sending you something different) to make sure that the box is checked
  3. Scroll ALL of the way down the page and click “Continue”
  4. Follow the prompts and then you’re done!

We’ll call Beansmith and let them know you have ordered their coffee, and within the next week they’ll ship three bags of freshly roasted straight to your home.

Ready to get started?