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Farm House Coffee Roasters is a certified organic micro-roastery located in Winterport, Maine.  We believe in roasting only the best quality organic coffee, supporting our coffee farmers and their communities, and protecting our environment.  We roast in small batches to bring you the best product possible and we thank you for choosing our coffee.

How Farm House Coffee Roasters Began

 

So … I think it is time to share the story of how Farm House began.  I have an education degree, specifically in working with children with disabilities.  I never was able to use that degree as around my 29th birthday I became very ill.  My doctor could not figure it out, neither could the next one, or any of the many doctors over the next ten years.  My symptoms were many and were very complex.  Luckily, I was blessed to have a wonderful wife Sarah who was very supportive.  We also had two young children, and decided with my health issues it would be best for me to be a stay-at-home Dad.  It was an amazing time and I still rock side to side when around parents rocking their young children.  Anyway, I got worse and worse and developed gut issues among many other things.  I could no longer tolerate coffee; had to give it up for many years … until I read an article on how coffee was the most heavily chemicaled and pesticided plant on the planet!  I then bought a small batch of organic mold free green coffee and roasted it on a frying pan at home.  When I drank it, I was fine. Bought some more with the same outcome … thinking I was cured I bought a cup at one of the big companies and was a mess for weeks.  I decided I loved coffee so much that I would just continue to roast my own.  I bought a small home toaster oven type roaster.  Now the coffee was not amazing, but it was fresh and didn’t bother me.  As my kids were still young, I spent all their nap time studying coffee and coffee roasting.  I began roasting during their naps as I loved it.  I was roasting more than we could drink so I gave the extras away to family and friends.  Soon I began hearing “This coffee is amazing.”  Or “I never knew fresh coffee was so much better.”  This got me thinking as my kids were now of school age and I did not know what was next for me.  Still being very unwell I did not think I should work for someone else as I knew I could potentially be unreliable.  So … January 1, 2016 I sat my wife down and told her I wanted to start a business.  She stopped me right there and said “If it is coffee roasting business … I am all in.”  That is all I needed and a month later I was open.  A month or so after that I was 100% certified organic and I haven’t looked back.  Roasted right out of my house for about 2 months until I was told “This isn’t going to work much longer 😊”.  Sarah was right, and my Dad and I built a 12x24 Roast House.  Didn’t know it at the time, but that wasn’t going to work much longer either.  Less than a year later I bought a 4,000 square foot building and renovated it into my Roastery.  Went through two small roasters until I decided I needed to roast with the best.  We now roast with the best roaster in the world!  It is the 100% American made Loring s15.  So many blessings in my life, including all of you.  The continued support it just amazing … and humbling for sure.  So, my health issues … I had always had migraines growing up.  They were the “normal” migraines where you get visuals and then a massive headache.  At around 29, or a couple years earlier, I stopped having these migraines and got very weird symptoms such as numbness, tingling, skin sensitivities, and much more.  My eye once twitched for over a year non stop … I had balance issues and felt dizzy all the time.  My doctors were quite confused and mentioned some pretty serious diagnosis’.  I finally decided to dig and research myself.  After some digging, I decided to find a lyme literate specialist who diagnosed me with long term undiagnosed lyme disease.  I had 8 co-infections as well.  This also changed my migraines from regular ones to “chronic complex vestibular migraines.”  Google that one … Migraines without pain – who knew!  I was a mess … Happy to say that through a lot of my own research, and some help from a few friends 😊, I have been able to get back to a sort of normal.  I feel pretty good now most of the time.  And I absolutely love being able to drink coffee without feeling sick.  Part of the reason I am sharing this is I feel like the “personal coffee roaster” for so many of you.  The other reason is to pay it forward.  If anyone out there suffers from migraines, or lyme disease, feel free to reach out to me.  I am a great source of information as they ruled my life for over 10 years.  If you read all of this … wow!  You deserve a thank you … use this code for 10% off your next order (good through February) 😊       #thankyou 

                                                                     The Farm House Team!

 

                  Andrew                        Mike                            Garrett                     Emily

             Owner & Roast Master           Dad who is an incredible help!         Do it all ... Right-Hand Man                   Sales

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