Do you love to drink coffee? I know I do, so I reached out to a local coffee roaster to get their story. I have been drinking coffee for many years and have really wanted to explore how coffee is roasted. Mariposa Coffee Company is a company that specializes in roasting. Gerry Caputo, the owner has a different approach to roasting his beans. When settling in Mariposa from the Bay Area, he decided to learn how to roast coffee. Gerry decided to do everything in opposite fashion. In doing so, he was able to come up with a unique way of roasting coffee. Many people dismissed him, but he proved his method worked. It works so well he has won coffee awards because of his unique approach.
Gerry is very charismatic and knows his coffee. Many locals and tourist from Yosemite stop at his store. They not only get to buy fresh coffee but see how it is roasted. Gerry puts on a whole roasting demonstration right there before your eyes. He explains many ideas and misconceptions regarding coffee. The man is a great people person and he customer service is one of his top priorities.
Here is a mini documentary about Gerry and his family owned business.
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