OutOfTheGreyCoffee.com was founded on a simple concept: we only roast coffee that excites us or that we would be pleased to drink ourselves. Coffee is our passion and the heart of our business—we do not compromise when it comes to quality!
Our story began with the desire to share with the world what God had done in our family’s life. As a family of five on track to become missionaries, our destination seemed certain. It was then that a horrific car accident re-routed us to Pennsylvania to care for my mother. To support our family during this time, we opened a Coffeehousecafé (we often combine “coffeehouse” and “café”). This felt like the logical choice because of our love for coffee and people. From these brick-and-mortar roots (we established a wonderful “laboratory” to test new blends and flavors), we are now able to provide beans and ground coffee to connoisseurs who appreciate freshness, flavor, choice, fair trade, and organic farming.
What is OutOfTheGreyCoffee.com?
OutOfTheGreyCoffee.com is a custom small batch organic coffee roaster and tea merchant based in Fairview and Erie, Pennsylvania. We use a classic drum roaster equipped with advanced temperature control systems to ensure that our results are consistent and repeatable. We slow roast to order in small batches, and then send the coffee to our customers so quickly that it retains that just roasted aroma and arrives almost still warm. In packaging the coffee, we use the highest quality block bottom and side gusseted bags with the best one-way degassing valve available. These bags also have a pull tab, which makes it easy to open and an additional internal Ziploc® for the customer to use once the original heat fused seal is broken.
We are dedicated to offering quality, refined and customized flavors from exotic faraway coffee lands. Our roasting process highlights the attributes inherent in the beans. By purchasing 56 distinct coffees from around the world and offering over 179 different coffee creations, we offer you the ability to design custom blended coffee that will delight your unique preferences.
Who We Support
OutOfTheGreyCoffee.com is 100% committed to providing you with the highest quality coffee on the planet. Before we roast and grind your beans, we buy certified organic products which ensure that your coffee is consistently regulated, free of GMO’s, and includes no synthetic substances. Swiss Water Processed decaffeinated blends also ensure that your coffee is free of methylene chloride, while maintaining impeccable flavor and body.
We proudly roast Fair Trade Certified coffee, assuring that growers and farmers are rewarded with vital premiums to help these small farms and communities grow and flourish. We selectively offer products that are Rain Forest Alliance certified, ensuring that your coffee was harvested using sustainable practices that effect social, environmental, economic and ethical areas. We are always seeking new coffees that meet these criteria, and love working with importers and growers who want to make a difference in the world!
Our ongoing mission is to offer sustainable and ethical products that alleviate threats to biodiversity and habitat lost in the coffee growing regions. We select and offer beans that are Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center “Bird Friendly” certified. This certification ensures that your coffee was planted and harvested specifically to protect the area’s biodiversity and natural habitat.
At OutOfTheGreyCoffee.com, a cup of great-tasting coffee is more than just a caffeine jolt; it is an experience that should be savored one sip after the next. Plain and simple: our promise is to strive to treat you—our customers—as we would like to be treated. We love coffee and love empowering YOU to create YOUR own custom coffee blends and flavors.
Thank you for joining our growing family!
In Christ alone,Java Jack & Sheila Marie, your online roaster & barista