Hello! Here is a little bit about the Lone Oak Coffee Team...
Lone Oak Coffee Co. is the culmination of passion for great coffee and the desire to share it and build a sustainable coffee community.
Based in the heart of Appalachia, our head-roaster and founder had a burning desire to share his love for specialty coffee with the local coffee community! Sam, with the support of his wife and son, was resolved to make craft coffee his career. A the age of 21, he founded his first coffee roasting company in Winchester, VA with a few friends. His dedication to his roasting craft led him to further education as he became a certified coffee roasting professional by the SCA.
"Roasting Coffee is a never ending journey in education. You must use a combination of 'art' and 'science' to ensure you are doing things properly and producing the best coffee you can." - Sam Kayser
Experiencing great coffee, especially when sharing it with family or close friends, is often accompanied by the creation of lasting memories. Some of our fondest memories revolve around sharing really great coffee with friends and telling stories of past adventures. Sometimes, a memory can reemerge just by smelling that same familiar aroma of fresh brewed coffee! It is our sincere desire that our coffee helps enhance each and every life it touches. From seed, to cup!
It is very important to us that as our company grows, we maintain a strong set of core values to help guide and shape our interaction with customers, vendors, employees and the public. Core values are what support the vision, shape the culture and reflect what, we as the members of the company, value as important. They are the essence of the company's identity. We also strive to help develop and enhance the quality of life in our region through the support of education, the arts, the environment, and our staff. Finally, as members of the larger world community, we strongly support enhancing the lives of those employed in the coffee producing industry around the globe.