Whether you are looking for impressive gifts, delightful stocking stuffers or coffee to share, we have it all.

COFFEE

  • Costa Rica Finca Dragon. We have been sourcing coffee from Finca Dragon since 2015 under our direct trade program. Finca Dragon is well balanced and smooth.
  • Costa Rica Finca las Torres. This coffee comes from the up-and-coming Chirripó region. Processed as a black honey this coffee is complex with plenty of body.
  • Red Cedar Select. We have been roasting Red Cedar Select since we opened our doors in 2005. Since then, Red Cedar Select has been one of our most popular coffees. We start by carefully roasting the individual coffees to their peak flavor. Afterwards we blend the coffees together to create this rich blend.
  • Jingle Bell Java. The name says it all! What is a holiday season without this coffee? It is our most popular seasonal coffee of caramel, cinnamon and pecan.
  • Holly Jolly Cranberry. Our newest holiday-inspired seasonal coffee. Tart and tangy with a touch of cream. Have a cup of cheer!

GIFT SET

  • Holiday Cheer gift set. This gift set is perfect for a hostess or a coworker appreciation gift. It includes 5 single pot packs of our holiday flavored coffee including this year’s new flavor: Holly Jolly Cranberry. Quantities limited.
  • Signature Set. Features a selection of our best selling coffees: Costa Rica Finca Pie San, Red Cedar Select and Organic Mexican. Choose whole bean or ground. Quantities limited.

COFFEE BREWING EQUIPMENT

  • AirScape. Treat your coffee beans well! The AirScape is our go-to storage container for keep your coffee fresh. The lid removes and locks out air to preserve and protect the freshness and flavor. This canister holds one-pound whole bean coffee.
  • Hario Drip Pot. Brews approximately 16 ounces of coffee. The Drip Pot features a reusable cloth filter so you can say good-bye to single use coffee filters.
  • Baratza Encore Grinder. The Encore is the go-to model for grinding coffee at home. Baratza’s brand philosophy is to keep their grinders out of the landfill. They have the best support for troubleshooting and they stand behind their grinders.
  • AeroPress. A coffee brewer that gives you options! Brews espresso-like coffee or an Americano. Easy to clean and is travel-friendly, too.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

  • E-cards. Life gets busy! Let your recipient choose if they would like coffee, or an upgraded coffee brewing set up.

Gift a season of delicious coffee breaks to your employees, customers, or event attendees.

We have curated a selection of gift sets that will please your coffee lover. We offer a selection or pre-made business gifts or create your own.

PICK YOUR GIFT

Pick your gift or let us help you find the perfect gift for your recipients! Be that a best seller or custom gift. We can provide a quote to keep you on budget.

GIFT CARD & ENVELOPE

Send a gift that reflects your company’s brand. Each gift set will include your personal message in our gift card.

ORDER EARLIER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

All carries are no longer guaranteeing transit times. We usually ship business orders via USPS within 3-5 business days; however, we have no control over transit times once packages leave our roastery. Ordering early is the best way for recipients to receive gifts on time.

SHIPPING RATES

We charge a flat rate of $8.99 per delivery address.

Free order pickup is offered at our retail store. For business gifts we will schedule a date for your pickup.

Contact us

Get started by reaching out at info@redcedarcoffee.com or by phone at (440) 260-7509.

Coffee makes an excellent fundraiser

If you are looking for a unique fundraising idea for your school, non-profit, university, PTA, or club, consider a coffee fundraiser.

Coffee is easy to buy and sell. It is estimated that over 60% of Americans drink coffee daily with many enjoying coffee at home.


Our fundraising program highlights:

  • No startup fees
  • Features roasted to order specialty coffees
  • A selection of regular, Swiss Water Processed decaf and flavored coffees
  • Option for whole bean or ground coffee
  • Shelf stable product
  • Coffee will be available for pickup at our roastery within 3 weeks of receiving the master order

How to Get Started

  • Designate one representative as the point person for your fundraising effort
  • Let us know how many participants you have
  • Distribute forms and kick off fundraiser (we recommend 2-3 weeks)
  • Collect all order forms and payments from participants
  • Submit your master order form to Red Cedar Coffee Co.
  • Pay at the time your order is placed and your organization will keep the profits
  • We roast your orders fresh. Orders may be picked up at our roastery (prior scheduling required).

Contact us

Send an email to fundraising@redcedarcoffee.com or call us at 440.260.7509 to schedule your organization’s fundraiser. We will go over your fundraising ideas and help craft a fundraiser for your organization.

Job Title: Retail Assistant

Job Description: A Retail Assistant will assist with tasks related to selling coffee to our retail, online and wholesale customers. The position is a year-round part-time position (approximately 20-30 hours a week, between the hours of Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, possible Saturday 8am-1pm).

Location: Red Cedar Coffee Co., Berea, Ohio

Website: www.RedCedarCoffee.com

 Critical Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Assist in inventorying, organizing, and receiving coffee and brewing equipment orders.
  • Accurately pull online orders and prepare coffee order for pickup or shipment.
  • Maintain a clean and presentable workspace and retail area.
  • Take and process orders for wholesale and retail customers over the phone and in person.
  • Provide excellent customer service in person and over the phone.

Required Competencies and Qualifications

  • Prior work experience required.
  • Great problem-solving skills.
  •  Ability to remain productive and on task while working alone.
  •  Must be punctual and reliable.

Other Requests:

  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs. and stand for long periods of time.
  • Respect the privacy of information regarded as sensitive and proprietary to Red Cedar Coffee Co.
  • Understand that this is a growing company and help enhance a company culture of professionalism, positivity, and teamwork.
  • Excellent interpersonal relations skills.
  • Representative brand ambassador when working with vendors and customers.
  • Be flexible and be a team-player.

Send your resume to jobs@redcedarcoffee.com or complete an application. Applications are available in the office.

Visit our Employment page for more information.

Coffee is a great way to wake up, however, several coffee brewing factors can affect your morning cup.

Here are the top three coffee brewing mistakes to avoid:

  • Not properly storing coffee

Whether you pre-grind your coffee or grind whole beans before brewing, the key to freshness is storing your coffee properly.

Coffee can quickly absorb odors and so you will want to keep your coffee at room temperature, in an airtight container, away from spices and direct sunlight.

Avoid storing your coffee in the refrigerator or freezer as cold temperatures can stress the packaging and create cracks exposing the coffee to air.

  • Mismatching your grind style

Each coffee brewing machine requires a different style of grind to optimize the taste of the coffee. Grind your coffee too fine for your coffeemaker, you run the risk of having bitter coffee. Grinding coffee too coarse and you will find your coffee is almost tea-like or watered-down.

On a standard commercial coffee grinder, the dial shows 8 grind styles, from coarse to Turkish. Be sure that your coffee grind matches with the style of coffee brewer you will be using.

Most home coffee makers are suited for auto-drip. However, if you are brewing using a pour over, you will want your coffee ground fine. If you are brewing using the French press or cold brew you will need a coarse grind.

If you like to use the Chemex, depending on how much coffee you are brewing at once you will have to adjust the grind size. This way you do not run the risk of over extracting your coffee during the brewing process.

  • Not using clean coffee brewing equipment

Using a clean coffee grinder and coffee maker can dramatically improve the taste of your home brewed coffee.

Over time, oils and coffee grinds build up and can leave off-tasting flavors in your equipment. By using coffee equipment cleaners and regularly cleaning your brewing equipment you help extend the life of your coffee brewer and grinder. We recommend cleaning your brewing equipment at least once a month.

Avoiding these three mistakes and you will be well on your way to enjoying your coffee at home.

“He who would travel happily must travel light.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French poet and aviator

So, you’re going on a trip? Regardless of if the trip is an early morning drive or late-night arrival, no adventure is complete without your favorite coffee. For this reason, we wanted to provide some tips for packing light while keeping the full flavor of life.

PACKING YOUR BREWING KIT

With so many brewing devices on the market. If your travels have you staying in a hotel or Airbnb, you will have different needs than if you are camping.

First, ask yourself some questions:

  • Will you have access to electrical outlets for a small water kettle heater? Will you be able to heat up water at a campsite?
  • Do you plan on taking a small grinder or pre-ground coffee on your trip?
  • Do you prefer an espresso-like shot of coffee or do you need to brew for multiple cups?
  • Do you prefer brewing with or without a paper filter?

You will want to assure your equipment arrives at your destination in one piece. If you are flying, you’ll need something a bit sturdier than if you are driving to your destination.

TRAVEL LIGHT

Now is not the time to get bogged down by heavy and fragile equipment.

Manual brewers, like the AeroPress are small and packable which make them a backpacker’s favorite.  If you use a French press, you do not have to worry about bringing paper filters and you can brew enough coffee to share.

Give some thought on if you want to take a coffee grinder with you or if you prefer the convenience of pre ground coffee.

DURABILITY

Err on the side of caution. Select coffee gear that will stand up to the rigors of life on the road. Stainless steel can get dinged, but you should still be able to brew your coffee just fine.

TRAVEL FRIENDLY GEAR INCLUDE:

The AeroPress

  • Small, compact, and easy to stash in a day pack or luggage
  • It’s easy to clean and you have the flexibility of brewing a single espresso-like shot or add hot water to craft an Americano-style coffee.

Stainless Steel French Press

  • The Planetary Design French press allows you to brew your coffee and drink out of the French press because of their bru-stop. This press features a plate that separates the coffee from the coffee grounds.
  • The double wall stainless steel is durable and will keep your coffee hot. There is even a model that you brew your coffee and can drink from the press, too!

Hario Skerton Plus

  • This grinder is perfect for small luggage and does not require electricity. This is a great option for those who want to continue grinding their coffee beans before brewing.
  • The grinder base doubles as a storage container for ground coffee.

Electric kettle

  • Available in a variety of sizes and materials. A great option for those who do not have access to a stove or campfire.

HAVE FUN!

Now that you have your coffee kit assembled, it is time to test it out on your first trip.

Remember, adventure is the flavor of life. As your trip needs evolve, we are here to help enhance the flavor of your adventure!

Tips for getting the most out of your coffee.

You have taken the time to select your coffee and now you have brought them home. Now how do you store your coffee?

Here are some helpful tips for storing your coffee so that you get the most out of it.

The original packaging does a pretty good job keeping your coffee beans fresh.
When you purchase coffee from Red Cedar Coffee Co. you will notice a one-way valve on the front of your bag. This valve releases gas from the coffee beans while keeping oxygen out of the bag.

The foil bag protects the coffee beans from moisture and light. It is always best to open one bag of coffee at a time.

Grind your coffee right before you brew.
To maximize the lifetime and flavors of your coffee you will want to grind your coffee right before brewing it. Coffee grinding releases gases and aromas which are important when you brew coffee.

Keep your coffee at room temperature.
Coffee beans can be sensitive to temperature, moisture, and air.

Store your coffee away from spices as coffee can quickly absorb odors. If placed in a cabinet, be sure it is away from the oven.

We suggest keeping your coffee beans at room temperature out of direct sunlight.

While there are various opinions around this topic, we feel that freezing coffee does not help your coffee in the long term. Freezer burn, the potential for packaging to develop micro cracks, condensation and then forgetting it is in the freezer, it is best to keep your coffee at room temperature.

Airtight containers are coffee’s best friend.
The best way to keep your coffee fresh is to remove the air from your storage container. We are fans of the AirScape. The AirScape container has an inner lid with air-valve that forces air out and locks freshness in. The AirScape works great for both whole bean and ground coffee which makes us love it even more.

BEREA, OH-Red Cedar Coffee Co. will hold the groundbreaking ceremony for their new coffee roasting facility on Thursday, July 29 at 10am at 1185 West Bagley Road, Berea.

The new facility will serve as Red Cedar Coffee Co.’s headquarters and house their coffee roastery, green coffee storage, coffee & espresso bar and drive-through. The new location will allow Red Cedar Coffee Co. to offer coffee specific events and educational opportunities.

“We are extremely excited about the opening of our new coffee roasting facility. The building will act both as our headquarters and a home for all coffee lovers in the community.” Says Anne Denton, Director of Sales & Marketing.

The new location will have an expanded retail area which will include a coffee and espresso bar. The menu will feature coffee and espresso based beverages along with light pastries.

The building has been designed by Michael Molchan, AIA of Makovich & Pusti in Berea and is expected to open in early 2022.

About Red Cedar Coffee Co.

Red Cedar Coffee Co. is a specialty coffee roaster based in Berea, OH. Founded in 2005, Red Cedar Coffee Co. has supplied wholesale and retail customers nationwide. Coffee offerings include direct trade, Fair Trade certified organics, blends, Swiss Water Processed decaf and flavors. For more information, please visit: www.RedCedarCoffee.com.

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Coffee is grown in over 50 countries, between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. This area is known as the “Bean Belt” or “Coffee Belt.” It is estimated that there approximately 25 million coffee producers worldwide.

WHAT IS FAIR TRADE?

Fair Trade is a movement that began in the 1970s as Max Havelaar in the Netherlands. The goal of the fair trade movement is to protect and impower producers. In 1988, Mexico became the first coffee origin to sell as fair trade.

Fair trade coffees are typically grown by members of a cooperative. The members are guaranteed a minimum price to protect them from the volatility of the coffee market.

Producers must meet social, economic, and environmental standards in order to maintain their fair trade certification.

THE IMPACT OF FAIR TRADE

Fair trade’s goal is to help provide a more sustainable livelihood for producers and to expand business partnerships.

Fair Trade USA reports that since 1998, sales of Fair Trade Certified coffee has generated over $600 million on financial benefits to coffee producers.

Once the coffee is sold, most of the proceeds go directly to the coffee producers. A small portion, however, will be used for the Community Development Funds.

The Community Development Funds provide the cooperative an opportunity to financially back quality and equipment improvements (i.e., depulpers, solar dryers, farm renovations) or social projects (such as education, clean water projects and health care).

RED CEDAR COFFEE CO AND FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED

Red Cedar Coffee Co. has been roasting Fair Trade Certified organic coffees since 2008. While not all fair trade coffees are certified organic, we have chosen to roast Fair Trade coffees which also carry the organic certification.

Our Fair Trade Certified organic coffees carry the Fair Trade Certified seal on the front label.

Summer calls for colder coffee. Of course, you can enjoy these beverages year-round. Cold brew and iced coffees are brewed differently. So read on to see which option is best for you.

COLD BREW

Cold brew is brewed using cool or room temperature water which results in coffee with lower acidity and a smoother taste. This is because cold brew bypasses a chemical reaction that occurs when hot water hits coffee grounds. This means cold brew is easier for those with frequent heartburn or sensitive stomachs.

Coffee is ground coarse and will steep in water for 12-24 hours. After the coffee has finished steeping, the resulting liquid is coffee concentrate. You will want to mix the coffee concentrate with water, milk, or milk alternative to create a ready to drink beverage.

We recommend a ratio of 1 part coffee concentrate to 3 parts water, milk, or milk alternative. However, feel free to experiment with your preferred ratio.

Cold brew does not mean that you must drink your coffee cold. Just add hot water to your coffee concentrate and you can enjoy a hot cup of coffee.

Cold brew coffee can be made using the Toddy Cold Brew system and the concentrate can stay in your fridge up to 2 weeks.

ICED COFFEE

This is brewed with hot water and is more acidic than cold brew. Traditionally this was done in restaurants as a quick way to serve iced coffee.

The reason this coffee is more acidic compared to cold brew is that there is a chemical reaction that occurs when hot water hits coffee grounds.

Iced coffee can be made in a Chemex or drip coffee brewer and then cooling the coffee down in the fridge. Pouring hot coffee directly over ice and lead to more bitter flavor and weaker taste.

COOL DRINKS WITH COLD BREW

Cold brew gives you the flexibility of creating unique beverages and mocktails.

  • A cold brew coffee float is cold brew coffee with a couple scoops of ice cream.
  • To make a mocktail, add syrups and a dash of bitter and serve in a rocks glass.
  • Mix tonic water and cold brew to create a coffee tonic. Experiment with different types of tonic water flavors or add cherries for a touch of sweetness.