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Intent Coffee Roasting

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Portland, OR

Intent Coffee Roasting has been roasting coffee since 2012 and believes that coffee should be fresh and that it should benefit all involved - from grower to roaster to customer.

COFFEES

COFFEE CATEGORIES AVAILABLE

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    Single Origin

    Lighter Roast
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    Single Origin

    Darker Roast
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    Blend

    Lighter Roast
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    Blend

    Darker Roast

From The Roaster

MORE THAN COFFEE

We invest 30% of our profits towards community development projects in coffee-growing regions. Currently, we are purchasing water filters that will last a lifetime for families in Nicaragua and Mexico.

INTENT COFFEE ROASTING’S STORY

I started out roasting on my back porch. My dad had been home-roasting for a few years, and his coffee was really good. As I got the hang of roasting, I gave some coffee to friends, who all responded positively. From there it was only a matter of connecting within the coffee community to find a shared roaster and build my business. I wanted to start a business, but it had to be bigger than me.

I have traveled in many different coffee-growing countries and have seen how even giving back a little bit more than a fair price can change the growers’ and their families’ lives.

OUR GOAL

My goal is to visit coffee farms once a year. This has taken me to Haiti, Nicaragua and Hawaii, where I have toured coffee farms and tasted their samples. I have also helped a young man in Rwanda replant his father's field with coffee for the first time since the 1994 genocide. He harvested for the first time in June 2015, and has started a co-op with his neighbors, hoping to build a washing station and export their beans to the US.

Portland is one of the hottest cities for coffee. It has provided the opportunity to lease time on a roaster allowing for more growth than would be possible otherwise, and its goals with the beans are all about single origin and light roasted coffees.