For all of you who enjoy TnT Coffee! We will be roasting on Wednesday evening this week! I get to play GI Joe this weekend with some of our future leaders!
Who reading this remembers GI Joe? I’m talking the barbie size GI Joe! Man those were the days, planning a war in my parents back yard! Blowing things up! Well times have changed I’m often planning a peace keeping mission with the YardBirds we have roaming our property! I tell you these roosters can get mean! Well enough about chickens!Be sure to order your favorite coffee before tomorrow night! This will ensure you have Fresh Roasted coffee for this coming week!
Well we at TnT Coffee Roasters have been very busy with preparations for Spring and transition. With spring comes new life! We are excited to announce a few choices to our customers. We currently have three coffees available for you to choose!
We have added another Ethiopian favorite from the Sidamo region. This coffee comes from Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (OCFCU). A group of small-farmers owned cooperative union which has members from all coffee growing areas in Oromia regional state. The Union pays 70% of its net profit back to the cooperatives, who in turn pay 70% of their profit to the member farmers. Farmers benefit by being paid three times in one season, allowing for greater stability. This strategy of support has enabled OCFCU to grow from 34 primary cooperatives representing 22,691 household farmers to 217 primary cooperatives representing 200,000 household farmers.
What is amazing is when you purchase coffee from TnT Coffee Roasters you are supporting this Union of farmers who have the same passion for coffee as we do here in little ole Texas.
Another we are trying out is from Honduras. Today, more than 100,000 families across Honduras are involved in coffee production. 95% of these are small-scale farmers and 70% farm on fewer than 2 hectares (representing some 30% of the country’s total production). The vast majority of farmers (95% or more) rely on family labour for all aspects of agricultural and harvest labour. Perhaps most notable (and unusual for Central America, where an aging population presents real challenges to long-term sustainability for coffee), the average age of producers in Honduras is falling. With an average of 46 years old, the composite Honduran coffee farmer is 10 years younger than they were 10 years ago. Barring the Benjamin Button effect, several factors have aligned in keeping younger people in coffee, including investment and promotion in accessing speciality markets.
This is where TnT Coffee Roasters comes into play! Yes you are apart of supporting the Honduran Families with every purchase! Our Honduran coffee comes from a couple who has taken out the middle man and has established relationships with the farmers.
As you can see I am very excited to bring these coffees to you! Take your time and read more about each coffee and the countries they come from.
So ifin you all don’t know by now! I have been out of town all week away from Tammy!(and Jonathan) Currently piddlin around Fort Sam Houston tryin to get out of dis here Army! Of course I will be home soon, but dog gone it! Man is not to be away from his honey! We are TnT, Troy and Tammy! We are one! Reminds me of some words from one of my favorites! “But from the very beginning Elohim made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and cleave to his wife. And both shall be one flesh; henceforth they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore Elohim has joined, let no man separate.”
Hard to believe we have been TnT for over 20 years now! We have had some pretty amazing discussions and celebrations over the years it has ALWAYS been over a cup of joe! TnT had our very first dates chatting over coffee. So we not only love one another we have a love for the precious fluid that so many people have put their love and passion into so we can have those many precious moments together.
So as I sit here thinking of the one I love so much I sip on this amazing cup of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe! Something to think about. How many people do you think were involved in brining that cup of coffee you drink each day? Over the days to come we will journey down this path and contemplate each step that many people share their love for coffee to you!