Welcome to the Buffalo Mountain Blog. I wasn’t planning on having a blog on our website, but I found that with all the exciting new things happening at Buffalo Mountain, that I would start a blog to keep everyone updated.
Here’s a timeline of what we’ve been up to since starting our company:
- In December 2016 Buffalo Mountain Coffee Roasting Company was born in Green Bank, WV
- February 2017 we started selling coffee retail in a local art gallery in Green Bank, WV
- May 2017 we launched our website and our Etsy Shop
- Business starts picking up and Buffalo Mountain starts creating special occasion favors for weddings, birthdays, baby showers, engagement parties etc.
- November 2017 we began to plan how we would return to our home state of New Mexico
- January 2018 we packed up our belongings and business and moved to Reserve, NM
- Now you’re all caught up!
I am hoping to write in this space each Friday.
Building Our New Wood-Fired Coffee Roasting Hearth
This has been a dream of mine for about three years now. When we originally moved to Maine (a very long and traumatic story!) I wanted to create a coffee business using a homemade wood-fired coffee hearth. It was supposed to be for value-added products at the farm we were supposed to take over, but that plan went out the door when we left Maine.
As fate would have it, when we moved to Green Bank, WV, and I started roasting coffee for my husband Dominic, all the original plans I had for building a wood-fired roasting hearth came rushing back to the forefront of my mind. We thought that Green Bank would be the place we put down roots, but my health started declining in October 2017 due to my severe mold allergies, and we were once again forced to make some difficult decisions about where to live. New Mexico is our home state and the place where I can recover from biotoxin illness, so we came back.
We could have returned to our hometown of Los Lunas, NM, but because New Mexico is such a large and diverse state, we began to look at areas that would be more secluded and rural. We love living in small communities, especially if it’s in the middle of a forest of some kind. As I looked at all the different counties in NM, Catron County stuck out to us for many personal reasons. We began putting out feelers and researching if we could be a good fit for Catron County, and all roads seemed to lead there. We made new connections, forged new friendships, and started partnering with local businesses prior to us moving to Reserve. (more…)