MIFFLINBURG — Jed Epler is obsessed with espresso.
A lot in order that he not too long ago determined to craft a mix and begin his personal firm, Gnosis, a espresso roaster, primarily based in Mifflinburg.
The enterprise startup, a wholesale operation, is focusing on late Could. The precise date has but to be determined.
“I am ready on my roaster, and another issues,” he stated. The roaster ought to arrive by the top of Could after which he’ll be in operation.
The roaster is the place you dump the inexperienced espresso beans, Epler defined.
“My roaster will take 4 kilos of espresso beans at a time,” he continued.
The beans he’s buying come from Ethiopia or Guatemala and different places.
“I will have possibly one or two blends, and espresso,” Epler stated.
“My focus is a better mix, single-origin espresso blends.”
In the meantime, paintbrush in hand, there’s loads to do earlier than the opening.
Epler just isn’t new to the artwork and science of espresso roasting, he stated on Thursday.
At his final job with a enterprise in Danville, he discovered roast espresso, and shortly turned hooked on the thought of beginning his personal enterprise.
It was an applicable time for Epler to do his personal factor. Subsequent up was discovering a spot to find his operation.
“I obtained related to Lance Miller, of Mifflinburg Innovation Works, who pointed me to a spot at 8 North Fifth Avenue, behind Tomahawks.”
That is the place he’ll do the roasting and packaging. He could have a grinder within the house as properly.
“Beginning our personal enterprise is a number of work, yeah,” stated Beth Epler, Jed’s spouse of 4 years.
“I am supportive of the enterprise. However there are a number of issues you do not ordinarily take into consideration in a startup akin to this.”
Jed stated he selected the phrase Gnosis because the identify of his enterprise.
“I’ve all the time form of favored the phrase,” he stated. A part of my branding helps folks get to the depth of who they’re.”
He stated the phrase Gnosis — outlined as esoteric information of non secular fact held by the traditional Gnostics to be important to salvation — helps clarify it.
As quickly as his enterprise is up and working, Epler plans to supply his mix of espresso on to prospects through his web site, or via espresso outlets, retailers, eating places, or grocers. He additionally plans to promote at farmer’s markets, such because the one in Lewisburg on Wednesdays.
Epler’s roast might be primarily based on the inexperienced espresso beans he buys from suppliers world wide.