Junior’s Roasted Coffee is a micro-roastery based out of Portland, Oregon, founded and owned by Caryn and Mike Nelson. They started Junior’s in Florida after moving there for graduate school in October 2014. The Nelsons were eager to plant roots in their new home and serve a role in their community by sharing their love and craft of quality coffee. They’ve since relocated back to their “adopted” home of Portland, Oregon where, along with business partners Carrie Lind and Toby Roberts, they opened a cafe named Guilder in the Alameda-Irvington neighborhood. The roastery opened inside the cafe in the fall of 2017.
Current Offerings (Statements by Junior's):
Santo Tomás Pachuj
Nougat, Caramel Apple, Balanced
A coffee of exquisite balance, and it is cost of production covered! We first met Andres Fahsen back in January 2017 when we were hosted in Guatemala by Terra Negra Trade Company. This is the San Patricio lot, which is entirely allocated to us! It is a washed Caturra. Santo Tomás Pachuj is located in the mountainous terrain near Lake Atitlán. The farm is teeming with biodiversity, and the Fahsen’s dedication to sustainable agriculture has paid off with a Rainforest Alliance Certification. Andres processes all of his coffee on site, which gives him significant control over quality. Through a collaborative research project, we’ve worked out the farm’s cost of production, and have based our price paid directly to the Fahsens on this cost and their margin. The price you pay for this coffee covers the costs to produce as well as our own costs and margin.