A home-based coffee roasting business is looking to the public for support.
Brian Cain and Zachary Willoughby, who are both partners in the Nelson-based company Georgia Bean Roasters, on Wednesday turned to popular crowd-funding website Kickstarter to take their company to the next level.
Georgia Bean Roasters launched in August when Cain and Willoughby "dreamed up the idea of starting a coffee micro-roaster in the north Georgia mountains," according to a press release.
Their vision is to take the process of roasting coffee outside the walls of a traditional coffee shop.
“Community naturally happens around coffee,” Cain said. “We just want to bring that community together before the end of the life-cycle of coffee. The earliest we can do that is at the roasting process.”
Operating out of Cain’s home in Nelson, the duo comes together several nights a week to roast, grind and bag the coffee to sell at local farmers markets.
They make it a community event by inviting others in to take part in the entire business process.
For information about Georgia Bean Roasters, contact Cain at (770) 656-1015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.