Local News: The Scoop on the Coffee Scoop

Here’s the real scoop on local coffee roasters, Warren and Karen May from Pipersville, PA. They are the founders of The Coffee Scoop, sold at Martindale’s. This is a real, bona fide organic coffee line with the USDA Organic seal. You have no idea how hard it is to find genuine organic coffee from an organic roaster. Coffee Scoop fits the bill.


  • The story of Warren & Karen May: Both retired from Corporate America, we wanted to start a small home business. Since we couldn’t find a good
    Warren roasting the beans

    Warren roasting the beans

    cup of coffee anywhere, Warren decided to go to school in Idaho to learn how to roast coffee with a Dietrich roaster. The Coffee Scoop was born the summer of 2005 and we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year. We began with an on-line business (www.freshcoffeescoop.com) and then expanded into local natural food and health food stores, as well as, restaurants and coffee shops.


  • We have been the coffee vendor at the Wrightstown Farm Market since 2006. Other farmers markets we were a part of are: New Hope, Springtown, Lower Makefield, Hunterdon Land Trust @ Devoor, and Stockton, NJ.


  • Our passion is sustainability. We roast only certified Organic, Fair Trade and Shade Grown coffee because conventional coffee gets sprayed heavily with herbicides and pesticides.


  • In 2007 we received our organic certification from PA Certified Organic.


  • We’re certified Fair Trade because we believe the farmer who grows the coffee deserves fair wages to provide a better life for his family. You can also be assured that this logo means the coffee was grown with respect for the earth.

Storing the “green” unroasted coffee

In these 10 years we’ve learned a lot about coffee:


  • The freshness of coffee is essential to making a good cup of coffee.


  • Our coffee beans are roasted until they reach a fully developed roasting point. This style of roast captures the unique character and flavor of every coffee bean. The roast date is always stamped on the bag.


  • To brew a good cup of coffee start with good filtered cold water (no off tastes). Grinding your own freshly roasted beans is the most significant thing you can do to improve the taste of your coffee. This takes so little time and the reward is so great. Grind enough beans to make one pot of coffee—fine grind is best, coarse grind for a French press. Measure out 1 tablespoon for each cup of coffee. Adjust the strength to your liking.


  • Store your coffee in an opaque, air-tight container at room temperature.


Shop Coffee Scoop entire coffee line at Martindale’s!


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