Photo from the Fluid Solar Roasted Coffee Facebook Page
Madonna had a hit song called 4 minutes and I often wondered what one could do in those 4 minutes. However, I know now what takes 11 minutes. Did you know it takes 11 minutes of sunlight falling on solar-electric panels to generate the electricity required to roast 8 pounds of our luscious coffee? I don’t know much about coffee, but Clayton’s very own Fluid Solar Roasted Coffee hand-roasts small-batches of carefully selected coffee beans.
They purchase their coffee beans through the farm gate, from small-lot farmers who care deeply about their plants, their land and the quality of the coffee they produce. Some of their coffee beans even come from 150-year-old shrubs. They guarantee their customers that they pay a minimum of 50% more than Fair Trade coffee, ensuring the well being of their producer-partners.
So now we can not only support local, but we can do it knowing how much these gals care about what they are selling to us. From their Facebook page I notice they also offer equal– opportunity hiring also. Need I say more? Maggie below is chilling below after working hard in their order dept.
Kim and Lorraine from Fluid Solar Roasted Coffee in Clayton
Our beloved Judy Langdon at the The Cheddar Stop on Highway 7 (look for the pink cow) is now carrying their product. When you go in there to buy your treats and your cheese and fudge– pick up a bag. Whoops, did I say Ottawa Valley Fudge? It might be a few dollars more expensive, but you are getting nothing but sheer quality and you are supporting local– retail and wholesale.
What’s coming up at The Cheddar Stop? Judy says to be on the outlook for many new things and shhhhhhhhhh…. there is something brand new coming in for the frozen yogurt fanatics.
Did someone say ice cream?
Chocolate covered sponge toffee
Linda looking deranged in front of The Ottawa Valley Fudge
Did you Know?
Fluid Solar Roasted Coffee now comes in 100% biodegradable packaging! These amazing bags are manufactured from a combination of recycled paper and wood fibers and use CORN OIL to produce the “plastic” lining and one-way gas valve to keep your coffee fresh.
Each bag is marked with the following label that explains the amazing technology that goes into the simple paper bag.
The label in this update points to a special one-way valve that allows carbon dioxide gas generated during the roasting process to escape, while preventing coffee-spoiling oxygen from entering the bag.
A paper-style bag is obviously not moisture-proof. But if you look at our bag, you will see a plastic-style lining that prevents moisture from reaching the coffee. Corn oil has been used in place of traditional petrochemicals to produce this fully biodegradable liner.
Fresh coffee and a reduced waste stream. This is one more way that FLUID is committed to you and the environment!