On Monday, November 23, 2020, Red Cedar Coffee Co. will launch a coffee named Yellow Jackets Java in partnership with Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio.

Proceeds from the sale of Yellow Jackets Java will benefit the YJ4th Year Scholarship Fund. The fund provides support to students who have positively contributed to the BW community and who demonstrate financial need. It is typically awarded to seniors to help them finance their final semester of study at BW, ensuring they are on track to graduate on schedule with their classmates.

Yellow Jackets Java is available exclusively online through December 2021.

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

  1. AirScape. Keep your coffee fresh! The lid removes and locks out air to preserve and protect the freshness and flavor. Holds one-pound whole bean coffee.
  2. Signature Gift Set. Featuring three, 12oz bags of our most popular coffees: Organic Mexican, Costa Rica Finca las Torres and Red Cedar Select. Available in whole bean and ground coffee.
  3. Holiday Cheer gift set. Perfect for a hostess gift or a coworker appreciation gift. Includes 5 single pot packs of our holiday flavored coffee.
  4. Chemex Coffee Maker. A piece of art! Great for entertaining and highlighting the brightness of a coffee. No wonder this piece is part of the Museum of Modern Art’s display in Architecture & Design.
  5. Hario Drip Pot. Brews approximately 16 ounces of coffee. The Drip Pot features a reusable cloth filter.
  6. Hario Mill Skerton Hand Grinder. Coffee tastes best when it is freshly roasted and freshly ground. Grind coffee for home or on your next vacation. Grind coffee for home or on your next vacation.
  7. French Press (32oz). Brews enough coffee to share. The brü-stop plate locks in place once the plunger is pressed and separates the brewed coffee from the coffee grounds. No more worrying about over-extracted French press coffee!
  8. 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.
  9. AeroPress. One of the easiest and fastest coffee brewers. Brews espresso-like coffee and easy to clean. Prefer an Americano-style coffee? Just add hot water after you are done brewing your shot of coffee.
  10. E-cards. (New this year!) Email this to you recipient and let them choose their gift.

Job Title: Production Assistant

Job Description: A Production Assistant will join the production team and assist with tasks related to roasting, bagging, and blending our coffee and assistance in delivering coffee to wholesale accounts within our delivery radius. The Production Assistant is a year-round part-time position (approximately 25-30 hours a week).

 Critical Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Assist Coffee Roaster in receiving and roasting green coffee to meet production schedules for wholesale and retail operations.
  • Roast coffee according to specifications set forth by the Owners and Head Roaster.
  • Accurately label, weigh, flavor, blend, bag, grind coffee while upholding quality and visual standards set forth by the Red Cedar Coffee Co. team.
  • Accurately pull customers’ orders and assist with deliveries as needed.
  • Maintain a clean and presentable workspace.
  • Help track the inventory of labels, bags, and other items related to production.
  • Thoroughly clean bins, tables, warehouse area and machines according to schedule.
  • Help maintain coffee production and sanitation records.

Required Competencies and Qualifications

  • Prior work experience required. 
  • Great problem-solving skills.
  •  Ability to remain production and on task while working alone.
  •  Must be punctual and reliable.
  •  Ability to focus on tasks in a busy, loud environment.
  •  Thoroughness, high productivity standards, and attention to detail.

Desired Competencies and Qualifications

  • Assist in the cleaning of roasting accessories (coffee bins, production materials, etc.).
  • Coffee Roasting Machines and Grinders: aide in the upkeep of production equipment.
  • Perform daily maintenance as needed for optimum machine capability.
  • Participate in periodic extensive cleanings of roasting equipment.
  • Properly record and follow SOP protocols.

Other Requests:

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and stand for long periods of time. The majority of shifts are spent standing.
  • Must be able to stoop and kneel.
  • 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 transparency.
  • Excellent interpersonal relations skills.
  • Representative brand ambassador when working with vendors and customers.
  • Be flexible and be a team-player.

How to Apply:

Send your resume to info@redcedarcoffee.com or complete a job application.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

How the Red Cedar Coffee Rewards program works:

  • Simply identify yourself at the Red Cedar Coffee Co. Tasting Room during your visit. You may be asked to enter your phone number into a keypad.
    • By providing your phone number, we will associate your qualifying purchase with your account, and you will start earning points towards a future reward.
    • Opt in on our online store and provide your phone number to enroll into the program and you will start earning points towards a future reward.
  • Only one reward redemption can be made per visit. Reward redemption cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Our program may from time to time have certain other benefits and/or restrictions that apply.
  • Eligible items: 14 OZ/16 OZ bags of coffee purchased from Red Cedar Coffee Co.
    • One dollar spent on a qualifying purchase equals one point.
      • Example: 1-pound Pirates Brew is $15.25; earns 15 points
    • Spend $200 and receive a reward good on your next visit. (expiration dates apply)
      • Reward value is $15 off a 14 OZ/16 OZ bag of coffee

Track Your Progress

Enter your information on this website.

Offers and Discounts

From time to time we may provide special discounts and/or offers outside of our Red Cedar Coffee Rewards Program offers to certain members who qualify for these benefits.  Offers are not transferable and cannot be combined with rewards or other discounts or offers. Offers have a limited time in which they can be redeemed.  Please check the offer for details and restrictions.  If not specified otherwise all offers expire within 30 days of issuance.

PROGRAM RULES:

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Points and Rewards are linked to the participant’s name and phone number. Purchases (points and rewards) may not be transferred to another participant.
  • Points are not awarded on gift certificates when purchased (points are issued as the certificate is redeemed on qualifying purchases); sales tax; gratuities; gift sets; corporate and wholesale orders. Only valid on purchases made at the Red Cedar Coffee Co. Tasting Room and at Red Cedar Coffee Co’s online store.
  • We reserve the right to change or discontinue this program at any time without notice.
  • Employees are not eligible for our program.
  • Points expire 18 months after they have been earned. Rewards cannot be redeemed if expired. If a member fails to earn at least 50 points during any 12-month period they may be considered to be inactive and their points may be deemed to be invalid or suspended.
  • Red Cedar Coffee Rewards program replaces the Frequent Buyer Card (paper card system) as of June 30, 2020.

Red Cedar Coffee Rewards FAQ

Does it cost anything to join the Red Cedar Coffee Rewards program?

No, enrollment in the Red Cedar Coffee Rewards program is free.

How do I enroll in the Red Cedar Coffee Rewards program?

  • Online: opt into Red Cedar Coffee Rewards program on the online store to enroll and provide a cell phone number.
  • Tasting Room/Store: Enroll by providing your cell phone number when you checkout at the Tasting Room.

What information do I need to provide to join?

You must provide your first and last name, street address, city, state, ZIP code, phone number, and valid email address.

Will I receive a card?

No, you will not receive a physical card. Our system is computer based.

What items qualify for the Red Cedar Coffee Rewards program?

14OZ and 16OZ bags of coffee purchased directly from Red Cedar Coffee Co.

How are points calculated?

Enrollees earn one point for ever $1 spent on a qualifying purchase.

  • You must “claim” your points at the end of your transaction.

Can I give my points/rewards to a friend or family member?
No, Red Cedar Coffee Rewards points/rewards are not transferable.

Can I share my Red Cedar Coffee Rewards membership with a family member or friend?

No, the Red Cedar Coffee Reward account is individual and non-transferable.

Can Red Cedar Coffee Reward enrollees be combined?

No, Red Cedar Coffee Rewards cards cannot be combined.

Where can I find my points balance?

To check your Red Cedar Coffee Rewards point balance, simply go to this website and enter your phone number. You will receive a code that will allow you to login and see your points.

What can I use my reward on?

Reward are good on a 14 OZ or 16 OZ bags of coffee purchased from Red Cedar Coffee Co. Your reward is available after your have accumulated 200 points.

Do points expire?

Points expire 18 months after they have been earned.

I made a purchase in the Tasting Room and have enrolled in Red Cedar Coffee Rewards. Can I make a purchase online and receive points?

Yes, the Red Cedar Coffee Rewards is linked to the phone number you used to enroll. Provide the same phone number when you make a purchase online, opt in to “claim” your points and the system will update.

What is does it mean to “claim” points?

Claiming points means you want the points added to your Red Cedar Coffee Rewards profile.

  • You must claim your points during your transaction.

What does “redeem” mean?

You may redeem your reward when you have received 200 points. Rewards may be redeemed online and in the Tasting Room.

Rewards may only be redeemed in full ($15).

What happened to the Frequent Buyer Program?

Red Cedar Coffee Rewards replaces the Frequent Buyer Program (paper card system) as of June 30, 2020. The Frequent Buyer Program will be retired at close of business on June 30, 2020.

Revised 9/4/2020, 6/16/2020; Posted 3/24/2020

The health and well-being of our customers, guests, and employees continues to be our highest priority, and we are closely monitoring the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As this continues to have an increased impact on our communities, we feel it is important to inform our customers about the steps Red Cedar Coffee Co. is taking to help keep you, our employees, and our communities safe and healthy.

HOURS

HOURS: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm; Saturday 8am-1pm

CONTACTLESS CURBSIDE PICK UP:

  • Please call us with your order (440-260-7509) and credit card information or place your at our online store and select PICKUP.
  • When you arrive in our parking lot please give us a call and we will place your order on the contactless table outside our front door.
  • Phone ordering and contactless curbside pickup available during business hours.

ONLINE SHOPPING:

  • We offer a limited selection at our online store during this time.
  • Please visit our online store. Orders placed and paid for online can be pickup up, please select PICKUP at the checkout.
  • Most online orders that select curbside pickup are ready in less than 15 minutes.
  • For our shipping customers, we have noticed a slight delay in shipping during the pandemic; please plan that your shipping order may take extra time to arrive.

IN STORE SHOPPING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING:

  • We are allowing 5 customers in at a time in our retail space and our floor has been marked for social distancing.
  • We offer contactless payment options.
  • If you are feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come inside.
  • Masks/facial coverings are required in compliance with the Governor’s orders.
  • Our staff will be taking coffee and brewing equipment off the shelf for customers. Think of us as your personal shopper!
  • Coffee tastings and sampling have been suspended.
  • Hand sanitizer is available.
  • We appreciate pre-ordering!

SANITARY POLICIES:

We are continuing to follow all precautions to keep our staff and customers safe.

We are closely monitoring reports from the World Health Organization; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and federal, state, and local agencies to align our guidelines with health authority recommendations. We would like to emphasize that our production facility is not accessible to the public.

Below are some of the tactics we are doing to maintain the healthy status of our business.  

  • We are promoting safe hygiene practices and providing sanitization supplies for all employees.
  • We have increased the frequency of our cleaning schedule.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for staff and customers.
  • We are temporarily suspending the following: company meetings, non-essential travel, on-site vendor and customer meetings, public tasting events and sampling.
  • Our production area is not accessible to the public.

A heartfelt thank you goes out to all those who have been supporting our small business during this difficult time. We are grateful for your generosity. We will do everything in our power to keep you updated with any new information as it presents itself to us.

UPDATE: 3/24/2020

“Stay at Home” Order: On Sunday the state of Ohio issued a Stay at Home Order effective 11:59 p.m. on March 23, 2020, until 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2020. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on April 2 that Ohio’s Stay at Home order has been extended until 11:59 p.m. on May 1, 2020. 

Only those businesses designated as an essential business are allowed to remain open. The Governor included food/beverage manufactures as an essential business, therefore Red Cedar Coffee Co. will remain open for business.

Our hearts go out to all of those who have been affected.  If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us at info@redcedarcoffee.com.

We offer contactless curbside pickup at our retail space.

ONLINE SHOPPING: We offer a limited selection at our online store during this time. Please visit our online store. Orders placed and paid for online can be pickup up, please select PICKUP at the checkout. Pickup is available during business hours. Most online orders that select curbside pickup are ready in less than 15 minutes, you will receive an email when your order is ready.

ORDER BY PHONE: Please call us with your order (440-260-7509) and pay using a credit card. When you arrive in our parking lot please give us a call, and we will set your coffee order on the contactless pickup stand next to our front door.

SOCIAL DISTANCING IN STORE SHOPPING: We are allowing 5 customers in at a time in our retail space. For the health of our employees and customers, please place your order online or by phone (440-260-7509) and pay by credit card for contactless curbside pickup. You may also place an order online (limited selection) and choose contactless curbside pickup. If you are feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been around someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19, please do not come inside.

Available coffees and pricing information (Mail Order Form, full retail listing).

Have you noticed coffee has changed? Coffee has changed…specifically, the way the coffee has been processed at the farm/micro-mill.

Coffee has traditionally been processed one of two ways, washed process or natural process. Both provide unique flavor profiles.

When clean water is abundant coffee producers may use a washed process to separate the fruit from the coffee bean.

Where water is lacking, a producer would use the natural process and allow the coffee to dry under the sun naturally.

Times have changed due to innovations in processing equipment at the farm and coffee roaster’s request.

Costa Rica has led the innovation by combining elements of the washed and dry processes. This new process is called the honey process. By adjusting equipment such as depulpers at the mill, producers can choose how much fruit they want to remove off the coffee bean. These changes can also impact the way the coffee tastes once it’s been brewed.

Many ask if honey is used in the coffee process. The name “honey process” comes from the honey-like fragrance (called “miel” in Spanish) of the fruit drying on the coffee bean.

We are pleased to offer three outstanding honey processed coffees:

  • White honey: most of the fruit is removed off the coffee bean. (Example: Costa Rica Finca Dragon)
  • Red honey: partial fruit is removed from the coffee bean. It will have a bit more body compared to the white honey. (Example: Costa Rica Pie San)
  • Black honey: the coffee cherry is peeled but the fruit remains on the coffee beans. Depending on weather condition, it can take 7-14 days for the fruit to dehydrate off the coffee bean. Since the bean is absorbing sugars during this time the coffee will be full bodied, complex and with natural sweetness. (Example: Costa Rica Finca las Torres)

These honey processed coffees are available in the Red Cedar Coffee Co. Tasting Room and online.

Did you know coffee begins to start losing some of its flavor and aromatics as soon as it is ground? Grinding your coffee beans fresh is one of the best ways to brew a more flavorful cup of coffee.

If you like to have the flexibility of grinding for different brewing devices or wish to get the most flavor out of your coffee, you may want to consider grinding your coffee before brewing.

Blade vs. Burr Grinder

Blade grinders heat the coffee as they operate due to friction. Many blade grinders have a button that must be held down to grind; depending on who is grinding the coffee, it is harder to achieve a consistent grind on a blade grinder.

Burr grinders have two revolving abrasive surfaces (“burrs”). Burr grinders slice through coffee beans more consistently which is best for brewing flavorful coffee.

Why we Like Burr Grinders

Burr grinders help you brew coffee-shop quality coffee at your home or office. The Red Cedar Coffee Co. Tasting Room features a couple burr grinder models.

The Encore and Virtuoso+ grinders are manufactured by Baratza which has one of the best warranties on the market. Baratza’s grinders have been designed for longevity. Both models have a storage hopper that can hold about half a pound of coffee.

The Encore is a great entry level burr grinder.

  • The Encore is lighter and has a small footprint.

The Virtuoso+ grinds coffee faster compared to the Encore.

  • Features a 60-second timed grind switch which is helpful when storing coffee beans in the hopper.
  • There is an LED back-light for the ground coffee bin so you know how much coffee you are grinding.

Hand Coffee Grinders

If you have the need to travel with your coffee grinder, or just prefer a manual model, our Tasting Room offers the Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill Skerton Plus. This grinder comes with a lid that can be used to store ground coffee. This model features a durable ceramic burr and the anti-slip cover helps ensure stable coffee grinding.

Keep your burr grinder in tip-top-shape!

Oils accumulate over time and using the Full Circle grinder cleaning tablet can help you get the most life out of your coffee grinder. If you are grinding dark roast coffees or flavored coffees, you will want to clean your grinder on a more frequent basis.

The grinder tablets have been formulated specifically to remove the coffee oils and residue on the grinder’s burrs and can also prevent jamming of the grinder.

Here’s a short article that explains how jams occur and how a little cleaning can prevent them.

The Full Circle grinder tablets we carry in the Tasting Room are food-grade safe and are the same quality of cleaner we use for our grinders.

Whether you’re looking for impressive gifts, delightful stocking stuffers or coffee to accompany your holiday get together, we have it all. Here’s our pick of gifts for the holidays.

  1. Airscape. Keep your coffee fresh! The lid removes and locks out air to preserve and protect the freshness and flavor. Holds one-pound whole bean coffee.
  2. World of Coffee Gift Set. Tour the coffee growing region of the world one cup at a time. Includes 4-6 oz. packs of the world’s premier single origin coffee. Sets are available in whole bean and ground coffee.
  3. Holiday Cheer gift set. Perfect for a hostess gift or a coworker appreciation gift. Includes 5 single pot packs of our holiday flavored coffee.
  4. Chemex. A piece of art! Great for entertaining and highlighting the brightness of a coffee. No wonder this piece is part of the Museum of Modern Art’s display in Architecture & Design.
  5. Roaster’s Choice Coffee Subscription. Features flavorful single origins, limited offerings, and outstanding micro lot coffees in a 3-,6-, 12-month subscription. Each month of the tour we will ship one pound of coffee chosen by our expert roasters.
  6. Baratza Virtuoso+ Grinder. Nothing tastes better than fresh ground coffee. You have the ability to preset the digital timer for grinding, LED backlit grounds bin to dose ground coffee and this grinder is built to last.
  7. Travel mug. Take your Red Cedar coffee with you wherever you go. Made of double-walled stainless-steel features a spill-proof, lockable lid to keep hot drinks hot (or cold drinks cold) for hours.
  8. Costa Rica Finca Pie San. A microlot from one of our direct trade coffee producers in Costa Rica. We’ve been roasting coffee from the La Lia Micromill since 2015 and are really pleased with this year’s crop. Processed as a red honey this coffee has fruitier notes compared to Finca Dragon (also processed at the La Lia Micromill).
  9. Desk Press. These travel French presses give you the option to brew and drink coffee on the go. The brü-stop plate locks in place once the plunger is pressed and separates the brewed coffee from the coffee grounds. No more worrying about over-extracted French press coffee!
  10. Gift Certificates. Let your recipient choose their gift.

Tour the world in coffee!

Our Roaster’s Choice Coffee Tour features flavorful single origin, limited offerings, and outstanding micro lot coffees in a 3-, 6-. or 12-month subscription.

Each month of the our we will ship one pound of freshly roasted coffee, chosen by our expert roasters, to you or the recipient of your choice.

Want to let the lucky recipient know to look out for coffee each month? We provide a gift card that you can mail or give them in person!

Shipping is included in the price. Bon voyage!

Print off a Coffee Tour order form here:

RCC Coffee Tour Form-print

Forms may also be filled out in the Red Cedar Coffee Co. Tasting Room in Berea.