Red Barn Coffee
Red Barn Coffee Roasters is a family owned and operated specialty coffee roaster, retailer and wholesaler. Mark and Lisa Verrochi were pioneers in the specialty coffee industry in the Northeast after observing the Seattle coffee boom while Mark was stationed out west for the Navy. Their first roasting facility was in an authentic New England style barn on their rural property in Hopkinton, MA.
Red Barn Coffee offers high quality single origin varietals from around the globe, cold brewed iced coffee, a full line of Organic, Fair Trade, Direct Trade, and naturally flavored coffees. New in 2016, all Red Barn Cafes now offer Nitro Cold Brew - a traditional cold brew iced coffee, nitrogen-infused and served from a tap.
They now conduct their roasting operations in warehouse space in Upton, MA. Red Barn supports over 100 wholesale partners throughout New England, and operates 5 company-owned cafes--two of which serve lunch and offer a full catering service. Introduced in 2013, a growing licensing program supports local entrepreneurs who wish to open up a Red Barn cafe of their own, leveraging a brand trusted for quality.
The coffee production in Mexico is the world's 8th largest with 252,000 metric tonnes produced in 2009, and is mainly concentrated to the south central to southern regions of the country.
The coffee is mainly arabica, which grows particularly well in the coastal region of Soconusco, Chiapas, near the border of Guatemala.
At the end of the 18th century, coffee came to Mexico from the Antilles, but was not exported in great quantities until the 1870s. During the 1980s, coffee became the country's most valuable export crop. Today Mexico is the largest source of U.S. coffee imports. Notable beans include Altura, Liquidambar MS and Pluma Coixtepec.