During the summer of 2016, I decided to take the first step into the coffee industry by launching an instagram account called @roasterscraft. The goal was to promote and connect specialty coffee roasters and farmers around the world. To my surprise what started with a few followers had grown to thousands of followers whose main passion is coffee. The Roasters Craft instagram account allowed me to connect and learn from different roasters and farmers around the world. Soon after I started selling coffee from different roasters online through Roasters Craft. That experience allowed meet and learn a ton about the different roasting profiles, the variety of coffees, the industry trends but more importantly to connect with coffee lovers. Then I took a second step and bought an Arc Roaster with 600 grams capacity to start learning how to roast from my garage ( a lot of coffee was burned in the process.
After a year of roasting from my garage I decided to start searching for a commercial space in Portsmouth, NH to launch my own Colombian coffee brand. I went through countless spaces, but after a year of not finding one that would comply with zoning regulation and not be outrageously expensive, I decided to start looking elsewhere. One morning as I was driving my kids to school I noticed a new "for lease' sign at 15 Sagamore Road in Rye (formerly a floor fashion business) and without even looking at the inside I knew that would be a perfect spot for La Mulita Coffee Roastery.
I started renovations in January 2019 with a limited budget but after 9 months of sweat and effort we opened our doors. I'm starting as a lone employee but with high hopes La Mulita Coffee will grow overtime. Come on in and visit us, we'd love to see you!