Prior to ten years ago, Jon and Andrea Allen desired to have the best coffee in the world.
They founded Onyx Coffee Lab in May 2012, and one could argue that they have achieved their goal. In recent years, the company has won numerous industry competitions in the United States and around the world, making it arguably the most decorated coffee brand in the United States.
Andrea Allen stated, “We never imagined we would be here as one of the industry leaders in coffee; this is a tremendous honor and responsibility.” In addition, I have the impression that this is only the tip of the iceberg.
The Allens opened Onyx in Springdale as a small café with ten employees. It is now a multimillion-dollar enterprise with five locations in Northwest Arkansas, more than one hundred employees, a network of partnerships, and e-commerce reach.
In the past decade, the company’s revenue has reached nearly $11 million, and Onyx sells an average of 1,200 bags of coffee per day. In a pandemic rebound, Onyx doubled its revenue from 2020 to 2021 and is on track to increase by 20% from the previous year.
Jon Allen stated that the company’s most significant achievements are establishing quality, transparency, and sustainability standards.