Why we are

We are Coffee People.

Torque coffees

We are Nanelle & Andy Newbom and we are two Coffee Lifers. In our whirlwind journey through coffee over the last 21 years we have been hands-on in nearly every aspect of the industry. We have been baristas, bar backs, cashiers, roasters, machine techs, green coffee buyers, coffee trainers, barista & roaster competitors, cuppers, judges, wet & dry mill operators, exporters, importers, and coffee brokers. From co-founding the Barista Guild of America, Barefoot Coffee Roasters and IPCoffees Mexico Importers to directing the coffee programs for multiple coffee companies we have surrounded ourselves with the magic of coffee and the magic of coffee people.

 

We are People People.

Nanelle and Andy

We have done many things in coffee, while visiting and even living in coffee producing countries, and having a multitude of amazing life-changing experiences. The one true constant is people. Coffee people to be exact. Coffee people are simply the best people, period. If you know us you already know that we are both madly in love with coffee. But you also know that our true love, our deepest heart, is our love for all the wonderful, crazy misfits and dreamers we call coffee people. And if you don’t know us yet, but you are here now, then we will gladly call you coffee people. Let’s get to know each other through coffee. 

A short list of the Coffee Projects we have founded, built or developed since we first started in coffee in 2001.

  1. Barista Guild of America - Co-Founder
  2. Barefoot Coffee Roasters - Founders
  3. Tablon Coffee El Salvador - Founders
  4. Brew Revolution - Founders
  5. IPCoffees Mexico Exporters/Importers - Co-Founder
  6. Coffee Spanish for Coffee People - Author
  7. Elephant Coffee Importer - Director 
  8. Swell Coffee Co. - Director of Coffee
  9. Sleeping Tiger Coffee - Director of Coffee
  10. Equal Exchange - Worker Owner

 

 

 women owned coffee roaster

 

Our Mission. 

Coffee that's easy to love:

We aim to show that amazing coffees sourced with intention and focus, roasted exquisitely and blended culinarily can achieve immense sweetness, clarity and balance. In short we aim to deliver incredible coffees that delight your senses and that you can drink cup after cup and still crave more. No guesses, no quizzes, no misses and no weird stuff. Sweetness is queen.

Coffee that shares the love:

We want to bring the coffee industry into equilibrium. Our goal is to break the coffee supply chain. Break it by torquing the value balance. Give value where value is due. Its simple: we value the producers work based on the value to us. 20% of the retail price of the coffee is due the producer. 

We put the power in your hands. You are the torque that breaks the chains and forces equilibrium. Your choices create a new triangle chain and rebalance risk and reward. No feel good stories, no comforting words. Just proof backed by data.