Pahoa, Hawaii (April 5, 2016). – There’s a little more paradise coming to Paradise Coffee Roasters beginning this month. The Ramsey, Minnesota company made famous for its boutique, direct-to-consumer sales and extraordinary quality has new ownership based in the Rainbow State. Coffee farmers from Hawaii, including the company’s original founder Miguel Meza, have purchased the company.
Meza and his family began Paradise Coffee Roasters in 2002. They sold Paradise in 2009 and Miguel moved to Hawaii. Since that time, he has worked closely with coffee farmers on his home Island of Hawaii, as well as in Thailand, India and Taiwan. “I’m excited to return to my roots and have a forum for showcasing these excellent coffees grown by the producers I’ve developed relationships with over the years,” says Meza. Kelleigh Stewart and Brandon von Damitz who jointly operate Big Island Coffee Roasters, a coffee farm in Puna, Hawaii, are partners in the acquisition. Coffees grown by the pair have been called, “the ultimate artisan coffee,” by esteemed coffee reviewer Kenneth Davids. Both are board members of the Hawaii Coffee Association.
All three partners have received awards for contributions to the Hawaii coffee industry, including coveted spots in CoffeeReview.com’s Top 30, the Hawaii Coffee Association’s Statewide Cupping Competition and the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Coffee of the Year.
“The company’s original coffee roaster and whole Paradise team will continue to build on a decade-plus of outstanding quality,” says von Damitz. “Most importantly,” commented von Damitz, “we’ll be enriching the way Paradise Coffee Roasters connects coffee enthusiasts with coffee origins on an intimate level.”
For more information, visit Paradise Coffee Roasters website at: www.ParadiseRoasters.com