If you want something done right… I think we all know the answer to that…especially Karen and Warren May who were feeling the pain of overrated over-roasted commercial coffee and decided to finish the adage and …do it themselves.
Putting their retirement years to good use, the Buck’s County couple started Coffee Scoop in 2005 taking online orders through their website. With no employees (but some help from the kids) they are now producing about 400 bags of coffee per week and are in 30 local organic, health food stores, small markets, restaurants and coffee shops including Doylestown Food Market.
“My husband learned everything he could about roasting,” says Karen. “He and his roaster are one.”
Coffee Scoop sources its 100% organic and Fair Trade product from an importer who goes directly to the origin countries in Asia, Africa and the Americas to select the coffee beans. Karen and Warren produce single origin coffees as well as five blends: Breakfast Blend, Coffee Lover’s Blend, Espresso, a half-caf Sumatra and their best-seller, Evangeline’s Blend, named after Karen’s sister.
“My sister only drinks Papua New Guinea sourced coffee,” says Karen, who ran into a dilemma when, for a time, they could not get the Papua New Guinea beans. She decided to try and recreate the taste and run it by her toughest judge, Evangeline.
“I created three different blends,” she explains. “My sister eliminated two of them and said that the third tasted identical to the original Papua New Guinea blend.”
Maintaining their commitment to purity, the May’s Sumatra half-caf is processed with Swiss water and not with chemicals. All of the other blends are made with filtered water.
The future of Coffee Scoop is partly in the hands of the younger Mays. Although, she is not letting out any secrets, Karen says that her daughter is working on the next generation of products.
You can sample Coffee Scoop brews at the Doylestown Food Market on January 6th and 20th from 10 am to 2 pm and get 20% off Coffee Scoop products all month long.
For information about Coffee Scoop, visit freshcoffeescoop.com.