Grumpy Goat Announces Expansion in Bonita Springs
Grumpy Goat Coffee Company, a microroaster of gourmet grade, single origin coffee is celebrating National Coffee Day, Sunday, September 29, by announcing they are under contract to expand their roasting operations with a location in Bonita Springs. Grumpy Goat’s roastery will be in close proximity to historic downtown Bonita Springs and is expected to be open in late 2019.
In addition to housing its roasting operations, Grumpy Goat’s facility will feature a tasting room, offer coffee roasting classes, special events and be a new option for customers to pick-up their orders of fresh roasted coffee beans.
“Our roastery will help us fulfill our mission to make freshly roasted, single-origin, fully traceable gourmet grade coffee both exciting and approachable for everyone,” said Brian Abernathy, master roaster and founder of Grumpy Goat Coffee. ”Fully traceable means that I know where the beans are coming from. I know when they are harvested, when they’re sent to the washing station, when they’re set afloat.”
Similar to wines, coffee is graded on a 100 point system by professional cuppers. Grumpy Goat is committed to only selecting coffee beans rated 86 points or higher which is considered gourmet grade.
Abernathy added, “I know if they have certifications like USDA certified organic, Fair Trade Organic or Women Produced. In terms of single origin, it’s a lot like wine. I know the regions, I know the altitudes, I know the varietals that make up the coffee I bring in.”