Beachcomber Coffee Monthly Update
We wanted to keep everyone up to date on what's happening at Beachcomber Coffee Co. so we've decided to release a monthly feature where we will summarize what has been going on behind the scenes! This update is going to cover January and February of this year as it has been crazy-busy since we launched in January.
When you launch any business you need to analyze the data, garner feedback, and determine what's working and what isn't as soon as possible. If you don't, this either leads to a failed startup or it can propel you to new heights. Our 'pivoting' moment these past few months surrounds our bags, quantity, and pricing. Within the next month or so we will be releasing a new bag, format, and price! As part of this release we will be releasing our online store, it has been ready behind the scenes however, we want to assess everything after getting 100+ lbs of coffee out there and analyzing as much feedback as possible. The support has been amazing and we want to thank everyone for the words of encouragement!
Amazing news, we sold out at IGA in Gibsons a couple weeks back and they've placed their second order and are onboard for our new bag/format which is great. Shout out to Bob Hoy for giving us an opportunity and being supportive of the brand. When you launch a product you never know what the reception is going to be like but selling out in a short period of time is a testament to the coffee and the great community on the Sunshine Coast.
As we mentioned in a blog post, we scored 91/100 from CoffeeReview.com which is the market leader when it comes to online coffee reviews. It's a nerve-racking experience to ship your product out to strangers and have them blind taste-test your coffee. It can either lead to disappointment or excitement. In this case it was the latter; having a phone conversation with a coffee cupping pro and having them speak highly of the blend you created was a highlight so far in this journey.
Our friends at Griffins Boxing & Fitness recently launched a Coffee Bar in their fitness facility (voted best boxing gym in British Columbia) and they asked to carry our coffee. We are the exclusive coffee provider for their new coffee bar and also look forward to sponsoring their amateur boxing events. You'll also find us on LowerLonsdale.ca (homepage ad) and stay tuned for a contest announcement where you can win some free coffee! We have a few other things in the works (can't announce just yet) which will help with availability/distribution in the Lower Mainland. We are also on the lookout for coffee shops, bakeries, and specialty retailers that want to carry Beachcomber Coffee, so if interested, shoot us a message!
Some of you may be still waiting on samples - we apologize for the delay but we received well over 100 requests for a sample of the coffee, we are bit behind in getting these out but we will do our best to make sure you get a sample of Beachcomber Coffee in your hands soon!
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