CONCORD, MA – GrainPro, Inc., an innovator in the safe, cost-effective storage and drying of grains and seeds, announced today that the winner of the 2013 Roasters Choice competition used coffee that is exclusively shipped in GrainPro SuperGrainbags.™
The specialty coffee, from Café Granja La Esperanza in Trujillo, Colombia, was roasted by Caitlin McCarthy-Garcia from Equator Coffee in California. “The GrainPro bags protect the outstanding quality of the coffee,” said Rigoberto Herrerra, the owner of Café Granja. “We ship all our specialty coffee in GrainPro.”
Café Granja, which pay their workers above the industry norm, exports approximately 20 containers of specialty coffee every year to the best coffee roasters and importers in the US, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Australia and other coffee hot spots.
The roasting competition was sponsored by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) at their annual conference in Boston last month.
To protect against the loss of color, aroma, and flavor in the often long, hot and humid shipment of green coffee beans, top roasters now use GrainPro hermetic storage to maintain the quality of the beans during transport and extend their life once they arrive at the roaster’s facility.
In fact, the second- and third-place winners of the 2013 roasting competition, CREMA in Nashville, Tennessee and Social Coffee in Richmond Hill, Ontario, also regularly use GrainPro for their specialty coffees.
“Shipping coffee in Jute bags leaves a woody characteristic that doesn’t come with GrainPro,” said Sean Stewart at CREMA. “Also, the beans seem to age faster in Jute.”
Founded in Concord, MA in 1992, GrainPro provides safe, cost-effective solar drying and airtight storage products, especially for areas with hot and humid climates. GrainPro aims to improve the quality of life by reducing hunger, protecting public health, increasing small farmers’ incomes, and improving the environment. With the developing world as its primary target, its products are now used in more than 80 countries, including the United States.