Wholesale Coffee Roasters: Best Distributor of Wholesale Coffee Beans
Whether you are a café that goes through hundreds of pounds of coffee beans a week, or a small business that purchases bulk bags of coffee to save money for the office, finding the right wholesale coffee company is important. At Black Ink Coffee Company, we not only provide your best wholesale coffee solution, we also provide a personalized plan for your specific coffee needs.
When it comes to the price of wholesale coffee beans, there is a delicate dance to be had between the cost and the quality of the product. On one hand, you want to purchase the best quality coffee that you can for your specific needs. On the other hand, you also need to buy something that is realistic and within your budget.
At Black Ink Coffee Company, we offer a flexible pricing structure depending on what your needs are as a business. As specialty quality, wholesale coffee roasters, our main objective is the quality of the bean, but we are also able to source cheaper, or more exotic, wholesale coffee selections if it is something you wish to pursue. Since coffee beans are a traded commodity, the price of coffee is always changing which is why we may incentivize signing a contract, to lock in the lowest prices!
Each bean that enters our facility undergoes a dedicated roasting process and is sampled before leaving our roastery. We purchase only the freshest coffee crop yielded and offer sustainable, fair trade and organic coffee offerings. Depending on the roast and flavor profile you would like to achieve, we are confident in our abilities to get your there. Lastly, our coffee is roasted to order, meaning that your coffee is guaranteed fresh and roasted specifically for you.
Currently, wholesale coffee bean orders are done through our subscription portal to allow for our customers to update delivery frequencies, change coffee bean preferences, update quantities and make shipping changes. Depending on the size of your wholesale account, you may also be required to sign a contract. After all, if we are signing a contract to lock in your yearly amount of Arabica beans, we need our wholesale customers to do the same!
All Shipping and/or deliveries are FREE at Black Ink! We work around the clock to get orders out as fast as possible, and on some occasions, we can even offer same day shipping on last minute emergency orders. However, if you are signed up with a wholesale contract, your orders will be shipped out on the day you specified within your wholesale agreement, or on the customer portal. Depending on the size of the order, delivery times may take anywhere from 2-4 business days.
*During Holiday seasons, delivery times may be longer with USPS and UPS delays.
Buying bulk coffee is essential for any business, whether it is to maintain your daily operations as a coffee shop or restaurant, or just to stock up as a business that consumes a lot of coffee. At Black Ink, we offer both bulk coffee beans and bulk ground coffee depending on what works best for you. After all, as wholesale coffee suppliers and roasters, our goal is to give you what you need.
Bulk Coffee Beans
Most businesses that purchase bulk coffee beans already know how important it is to grind your coffee beans right before brewing the coffee. This helps to ensure you are receiving the ultimate level of freshness, as coffee loses 70% of it's flavor within 15 minutes of being ground. Crazy huh?
COFFEE LOSES 70% OF IT'S FLAVOR WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF BEING GROUND
When you buy bulk coffee beans, not only will the coffee be better, but it'll also store for much longer. The reason coffee starts to go bad and becomes rancid is because of oxidization, which is when your precious coffee begins to interact with with oxygen. As a result, the coffee starts to become stale and unpalatable.
Bulk Ground Coffee
If you read the little tidbit above about oxidization and bean freshness, don't let that scare you away! Yes, buying gourmet coffee beans is best, but there is nothing wrong with bulk ground coffee if that is your only solution. The average coffee drinker can hardly differentiate between fresh ground coffee and that of slightly older coffee that has been pre ground.
Now, if you are in the business of providing the best coffee experience possible, especially if you are a coffee shop, then we urge you to consider buying a coffee grinder and grinding fresh coffee beans opposed to buying bulk ground coffee. Not to worry though, our bulk ground coffee comes packaged and heat sealed to help prevent oxidization. We also roast to order, meaning your roasted coffee will be fresh.
Bulk Retail Bags
Some of our customers like to resell our bags of coffee at their coffee shop, restaurant, grocery store, or business which is why we also offer our 12 oz. retail bags. Each bag comes heat sealed with a degassing value and tin tie to preserve freshness. We offer these as both whole bean or ground depending on your needs.
Would you like to dropship coffee without having to pay for all of the overhead? Storing, roasting, grinding, packaging and shipping coffee takes up quite a lot of space, not to mention the costs for all of that equipment. At Black Ink, we can do the dropshipping for you.
At Black Ink Coffee Company, we offer both private label and white label accommodations, depending on your needs. Just reach out to us and tell us what you had in mind!
Why Black Ink?
Founded in the deserts of Africa, while on a deployment, our story began. Black Ink Coffee is dedicated to providing the best artisan coffee experience to our customers. In order to achieve this, we source only the best specialty coffee from all around the world. As a veteran owned and operated coffee roasting company, we make it our mission to serve you!
At Black Ink, we offer a unique way to give back to our deployed military personnel through the creation of our very own Operation Caffeination program. What this program does is it allows for us to send a care packages, filled with coffee, to our country's deployed military members. As a way to give back to our country, we provide those deployed members a taste of home.
When Black Ink first began, it was determined that we were going to be more than just a coffee business. In fact, our goal is to inspire and motivate people to follow their dreams and passions in life, our coffee being the fuel to get them there. It has been said that our coffee was specifically created for the founders, owners, entrepreneurs, creators, artists, and the doers.
The quality of our wholesale coffee beans is always a top priority at Black Ink. In order to produce gourmet coffee, it requires sourcing from the best importers that we can. Each pallet of coffee that we buy is carefully vetted, and tested, to ensure freshness. In order to be considered specialty coffee, the beans need to score high enough as green coffee and once cupped. Specialty grade coffee is actually a coffee with a score of 80 or above.
Not all coffee is treated equal which is why we try to source coffee from trusted farmers and importers in a traceable way. It is important to us and our customers that we offer a transparent approach to coffee. With this comes information on where exactly the coffee comes from, how old the coffee beans are and what the price was when we purchased the coffee beans.
Since we work with only the best coffee importers possible, we make it our mission to provide the best organic coffee, fair trade coffee, shade grown coffee, and traceable coffee offerings possible. If you wish to source any of these specific types of sustainable coffee offerings, be sure to let us know!
The more entrenched we have gotten into the coffee industry, the more eager we have become to provide the best affordable coffee solution, while also maintaining quality. If you are looking for cheap bulk coffee beans, you probably won't find what you are looking for here. With cheaper coffee options, there is almost always a tradeoff between price and quality. However, our pricing is fair and flexible for the high quality gourmet coffee beans that you will receive.
Maine Coffee Roasters
Not to worry, we don't hold it against you for not living in Maine, the way life should be. However, as Maine coffee roasters, we pride ourselves on being part of one of the fastest growing, craft coffee scenes in the US. Being part of an elite group of some of the best Maine coffee roasters has allowed for us to push our craft to the next level, to stand out as not only the best coffee in Maine, but also the US! Well, at least we think so...
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can you custom roast to our needs?
Yes, we are in the business of serving YOU. Let us know what you are trying to achieve and we will happily provide the best roast profile possible that will meet your expectations!
Do you guarantee freshness?
All of our wholesale and retail coffee is roasted to order, meaning that you will always receive fresh coffee from us!
Do you offer free shipping or delivery?
Yes, all of our wholesale coffee includes free delivery and/or shipping based on location.
Do you offer equipment or training?
Although we do not offer equipment or training contracts, we are wholesalers and experts in the field so we can certainly help get you the best affordable products and training needed.
We do not accept returns on coffee due to its perishable nature. However, we are quite willing to resolve problems as they arise. If you have any issues with your coffee, or if there are errors in your order, please contact us within two days of receiving your order.