January 11, 2017
Another reason to holla! We are so grateful to be featured by Sprudge. They named us best coffee in Mississippi. Thank you Sprudge for having us!
Check out the article:
BeanFruit Coffee: The Best Dang Coffee Roaster In Mississippi November 22, 2016 by Evan C. Jones
BeanFruit Coffee Company‘s owner, Paul Bonds, grew up disinterested in coffee. At Mississippi College, he drank commercial-grade stuff mainly as fuel for his studies. Yet today, his roasting operation in Jackson, Mississippi, is good enough to have earned a 2015 Good Food Award.
It was seven years ago that Bonds had his epiphany. During a cupping in 2008 at Mississippi Coffee Company he tried a washed Ethiopia Yirgacheffe that “changed my mind completely about coffee,” he recalls. Since there weren’t many options nearby, he began ordering coffees online from Austin’s Cuvée Coffee, Brooklyn’s Café Grumpy, Santa Cruz’s Verve Coffee Roasters, and San Francisco’s Ritual Coffee Roasters to brew up at home.
“I would taste the coffee and be like, ‘This is good, you know, what else is good?’ ” Bonds says. “I would try different things from different origins, and it just opened up a whole new world to coffee.”