Labor Day 2020 - “These days are tough.” Six months have passed since I wrote those words. Life hasn’t gotten easier.
More than 190,000 Americans are dead and more than 6,300,000 infirm. Our mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters, brothers, children, and friends are gone in six months' time. It breaks our heart.
Our country is dealing with an economic crisis, racial reckoning, extreme weather events, and a national election in November. Our reality seems to change hourly...
And Grimpeur Bros. Specialty Coffee turned 8 at the end of summer. Thank you to everyone who has supported our lil’ coffee co!
Grimpeur Bros. started as an idea 10-12 years ago while riding bikes & drinking coffee. We launched Aug/Sept 2012. We tested it and had some early success.
Then reality set in. Building a “side-gig“ start-up biz during a recession is hard (side-gigs weren’t even a thing back then). There was a 2-4 year stretch where we almost shuttered at the end of every year. Originally I had a partner but he dropped out because it got to be too much with family, work, etc. But well...I’ve got a fucking hard head. Ask the Missus or the kids... After some initial upfront investment, we’ve kept it super lean, made a lot of startup mistakes (it’s different when it’s YOUR STARTUP), and have kept it going.
When the pandemic shut everything down in March, I remember initially thinking, “OK, this could be it. Not sure if we can roast safely. I at least have to honor our existing subscribers.”
Grimpeur Bros. has been lucky. We’ve survived. Others haven't. Thanks for helping us do so. And because of your patronage & support, we’re actually planning for 2021/22! We're not going to jinx it but stay tuned. If you do want to help us stay viable and growing you can:
1. Order a Grimpeurbros.com coffee or espresso subscription plan
2. Order our weekly roast-to-order coffee
3. Order our merch or Baratza grinders
Thanks again everyone! Please, please, please listen to the experts & stay safe:
1. Wear A Mask
2. Wash Your Hands
3. Physical Distancing
4. Work From Home (if you can)
5. Stay Home
6. Ride Solo
7. Run Solo
Sending you and your's positive thoughts of health, safety, and happiness,
Grimpeur Bros. Specialty Coffee
Baratza grinders are our favorite home brewing grinders because of their versatility, durability, and consistency in coffee grinding. We are hard-pressed to find any burr grinders on the market that matches Baratza's quality and ability to deliver consistently ground beans cup-to-cup. Plus they look ProAF and beautiful on the kitchen countertop.