In 2017, we left our corporate jobs in New England to start something that was much more rewarding. Through extensive experience and research, we know that people love their Keurig® coffee makers, but there are still problems to address. Forty million coffee pods end up in our landfills every day! Beyond that, coffee farmers struggle having enough food to feed their families at least 6 months of each year. We knew that with our dedication, experience and big hearts, we could do something to help.
From our kitchen table in Charleston, South Carolina and with our Keurig® brewer by our side to fuel our passion, we envisioned a brand that was equal parts taste, recyclable, giving and affordable! A brand that allowed us to give back to others, that stands out in its category, has fun and shows respect for the planet and its people. It's tough to pick the priorities on that list, so we just went for it and started Cambio (which means Change in Spanish) and launched our pods with Rich Taste and Less Waste.
We package the best-tasting, small-batch roasted Arabica coffees from around the world and ship it in 100% recyclable coffee pods. We talk with our customers and make them our priority, responding to all customers and send hand-written notes, send them fun "surprises" at different times and offer free perks, just for giving Cambio a try. And, we donate 20% of our profits to Food 4 Farmers, who works with coffee farmers to create food security and help feed their families during their "thin months." We deliver affordable pods to your door, and make sure you receive a Welcome Package to say thanks! Who does all that?!
Within 6 months, we had customers in all 50 states and traveled to coffee farms around the world, meeting the folks who grow the beans for us and learning about their lives. People love to give back, and if drinking a great cup of coffee helps reduce our landfills and supports these hard-working coffee farmers who live very modestly, why wouldn't they?
Since then, we've rebranded with bright and cheery colors and established ourselves as a big-hearted coffee brand committed to Rich Taste and Less Waste. We've built a solid virtual team (respecting families' needs to work from where they are) and introduced breakthrough compostable cartons, while continuing our quest to build the best tasting and most recyclable pod that gives back.
The road ahead is unpaved and wide open, but we know it will be adventurous, busy, fun, and out of the ordinary! Our goal is to be the best brand of people, planet, and profit-sharing coffee pods available, wrapped in an amazing consumer experience, led with love. We're a team of very grounded, hard-working yet fun-loving people looking forward to meeting y'all! It was nice to chat with you, and hope we can talk again some day. Cheers!
After decades of executive roles at large corporations, including nearly a decade as the Chief Innovation Officer at Keurig®, I was ready to transition to creating companies that are driven to do good by doing good. I love the notion of using business to solve some of the huge problems the planet and its people face. So I started Cambio Roasters®, pouring my creative energy, passion and instincts into this challenge. I believe we've created a pretty special small business that we hope you'll like. I'm thankful to have a driving range in walking distance, where I enjoy my frequent "coffee breaks." If I'm not there, then I'm probably spending time with my three kids, who round out the rest of my world. (Or Ann will know where I am. 🙂)
As co-founder, my passions align perfectly with the Cambio dream. I focus primarily on marketing, programs, operations, and helping our customers! It's amazing to be co-leading a company with a mission bigger than just profits, and where everyone is respected and rewarded for their gifts and efforts. And customers are treated the way they expect to be. That's how it should be, and I'm excited to be a part of this incredible small business! Outside of work, my passions include volunteering for our neighbors in need, enjoying a healthy lifestyle, making time for my two daughters and large family, finding escapes to the beach, bike paths, hiking trails and creating beautiful gardens. 🌻🦎