The spark behind the Send Me Some Joe story is pretty simple, my wife and I got tired of buying low quality not so fresh grocery store coffee.
Just like many other people, we started our days with a cup of joe. After a while, we realized how much cream and sugar I was putting in my coffee every day. Over the course of a year, it was enough sugar to fill a wheel barrel. Yikes! That’s what you get for buying cheap coffee that sits on a shelf way longer than it should.
We always enjoyed fresh roasted coffee from local coffee shops, but never really thought about filling my cabinet each month with it. It was mainly because at the time my son was around 1 years old and extending your grocery run to a 50 min round trip wasn’t necessarily time or money well spent. We were buying cheap, store bought quality coffee because of the convenience, not the taste. Stocking up on the good stuff also wasn’t an option considering coffee has a shelf life of about 2-3 weeks.
We needed a way to:
- Cut down on the amount of sugar we were putting in our coffee (buy better quality so we could drink it black)
- Avoid the extra trip to local coffee shops to fill up my cabinet – especially since we are on-the-go people
- Get coffee automatically delivered so I could avoid the awful feeling of an empty coffee can at 6am
- Oh, and to avoid the “You didn’t tell me we needed coffee” conversation 🙂
Hence, the idea of Send Me Some Joe was born! Send Me Some Joe is a way to get coffee from your favorite local coffee roaster delivered to your doorstep or made available for pickup at the same time every money, or every 2 weeks.
The vision behind Send Me Some Joe is to handle the ecommerce for every great coffee roaster in America. We believe in supporting local small businesses and worthy causes. Each month we make a contribution toward causes surrounding coffee shops you purchase from on the website.
We coordinate everything with your local coffee shop to assure all orders are fulfilled on time and within 7 days or roasting to assure you receive the freshest coffee possible. You can manage all of your individual orders and subscriptions right from the SMSJ website.
With that said, cheers to buying local, drinking fresh and doing good!
– Jason and Jenn Verdelli, Founders of Send Me Some Joe