Community & Coffee – A note from Dave and Melissa

Dave and I heard a new term today, May-cember.  It describes the sheer chaos of the month of May, like December in the run up to the holidays and the new year. We have been spending our afternoons watching the last sports games of high school. Our house has been preparing for AP exams and […]

Marching Towards Gender Equality: The Remarkable Journey of Women Coffee Producers in Colombia

Women Coffee Producers in Colombia

Colombia’s coffee industry is renowned for its quality and taste. However, for many years women coffee producers have faced numerous challenges related to land ownership, education, and compensation inequality. Despite these challenges, women have played a vital role in the industry development, and this March, we celebrate their achievements. Women in Huila, Colombia, are playing an […]

Tanzania’s Coffee Heritage Illuminated in Black History Month

Picture of Mount Kilimanjaro with coffee plants in foreground

This February, we are recognizing Black History in coffee with a spotlight on Tanzania Zanzibar Peaberry. The global growth and recognition of Black History Month underscores the importance of acknowledging and learning about the diverse experiences and contributions of Black people worldwide and to promote understanding, inclusivity, and appreciation for Black history and culture. Black […]

Carolann Solebello – 2024 Winter Music Series​

Carolann Sobello, americana artist from Brooklyn, NY.

We are so excited to bring music back to the Mad River Coffee House. Kicking off our 2024 Winter Music Series is Carolann Solebello! January 19, 2024Doors open at 7 p.m.Beer, Wine, and Event Menu CAROLANN SOLEBELLO is a performing songwriter born and bred in New York City. Best known to folk audiences as a […]

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples in Coffee

In honor of Indigenous People’s month we would like to highlight and celebrate a fantastic new coffee out of Oaxaca, Mexico, pronounced Wha-Hocka. This single origin, Fair trade, organic bean is all about the partnerships; from how it’s grown, to the co-op that distributes it, to how we stumbled onto this amazing coffee. Oaxaca is […]

Our Newest Coffee From the Congo: Mapendo

photo of mapendo coffee growing region

Have you tried our newest coffee Mapendo from the Democratic Republic of Congo? This single origin bean is from a new coffee wholesaler/importer, Mighty Peace Coffee. Their Mapendo (Swahili for Love) beans are sourced from the Muungano cooperative which is located in the South Kivu province. Along with North Kivu, the area is called the […]