Brookings Entrepreneur Name: Kurt Osborne
Kool Beans Coffee and Roasterie is a local coffee roasting business in its 5th year of business. We custom roast coffee from 12 countries and have 20 flavors we can add to any of our roasted offerings. We also have produced 3 kinds of coffee cheese; Smokey Joe, a smoked yellow cheddar with dark roasted Sumatra coffee infused, Chedda Buzz, a white cheddar infused with a medium roast Colombian coffee and our newest called Rokt Vit, which is Swedish for “smoked white”. This is a smoked white cheddar with Colombian medium roast coffee infused.
We also have an all organic chocolate covered espresso bean. We collaborate on this product with a chocolatier from Oregon to create a delicious treat. This Fall we will again collaborate with a local candy maker D & D’s Delights and produce KUDO coffee pecan brittle.
Why did you participate in the BEDC sponsored Pop-up Market?
We have been part of Pop-up events because it’s good exposure to new and existing customers and to meet and learn from other entrepreneurs.
How did the BEDC Sponsored Pop-up Market impact your business?
Until this Summer, we have worked out of our garage and the pop up markets provide an opportunity to show and sample our products.
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