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Centri Wholesale Program

Centri Wholesale Program

As a coffee roasting company, we operate primarily as wholesalers; that is, we sell the coffee we roast to restaurants, cafes, hotels, and other establishments which want to drink and serve tasty coffee. Because this is such a big part of our business, we thought it might be useful to describe how we view wholesaling at Centri. This post will describe our philosophy on wholesale, the services we are able to provide, as well as our ongoing approach to serving and supporting our wholesale partners. Our hope is that in digging into wholesale, we can provide insight into our business...


Mistobox Partnership Announcement

Mistobox Partnership Announcement

We’ve got exciting news and we can’t hold back any longer. As of mid-October, we are now on MistoBox! Some of you might remember the subscription coffee company from their 2013 appearance on NBC’s Shark Tank where Mark Cuban became an investor. Since then, they’ve grown into one of the premier choices for specialty coffee-lovers looking for a steady supply of high-quality beans.

MistoBox started with its co-founders, Samantha Meis and Connor Riley, meeting while studying abroad in Barcelona. The two then conceived the idea for the company as part of a school project at the University of Arizona. A...


Third Wave Coffee

Third Wave Coffee

Third Wave Coffee, know it or not, it’s a movement that’s responsible for why you’re using some of your perfectly good time reading a coffee blog and it’s likely responsible for producing your favorite coffee. But, before we spoil the fun by telling you what it is, let’s delve a bit into the two waves that proceeded it and what makes the Third Wave so special.

First wave coffee is started in the mid-1800’s and continued up until the 1960’s. It was an era marked by preground coffee brewed in batches using a drip percolation method. Mass-market brands such as...


Wholesale Spotlight : Five07

Wholesale Spotlight : Five07

Located in Thousand Oaks, CA, The Five07 is a coffeehouse, eatery, and community space with whom we’ve been partnered since well before they opened in January of this year. Already known for their delicious food and precisely brewed coffee, we’re proud to have our products served at The Five07; our One Black Espresso serves as their house espresso, and our single origin coffees are a rotating selection among other stellar roasters on the pour-over bar. I had the chance to ask Sean McCarthy (who along with his wife, Amber, is one of the founders and owners of The Five07) a...


Roaster Profile: Probat

Roaster Profile: Probat

Coffee roasters are strange and interesting machines. Elegant arrangements of gears, bearings, fans, and motors, roasting systems are the final gatekeepers of coffee flavor; their properties and mechanisms have a massive effect on the type of coffee they produce. Here at Centri, I roast all our coffees on a restored 1995 Probat L12, and today we’re going to take a deep dive into the way that our roaster functions. I’ll also discuss how the roaster operates, how that operation affects flavor, and why I like roasting on the L12 so much. It’s my hope that this discussion will yield some...