The Journey Begins
Behind every hard-working start-up brand are usually big-hearted people passionate about their product, taking a chance on a dream, trying to find a good way to tell their compelling story. That's us -- wearing more hats than we ever believed we could, feeling the challenges but finding the rewards and hearing the customer feedback to power us into higher gear for our next phase of work.
In 2017, we left our 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. Over 30 million K-Cups® 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.
So, from our kitchen table in South Carolina and with our Keurig® coffee maker by our side, we envisioned a brand that was equal parts taste, recyclable, giving and affordable! A brand that allowed us to give back to others, that shouts design, fun and respect for the planet and its people. It's tough to pick the priorities on that list, so we just went for it!
Eco-Friendly, People-Powered, Profit-Sharing Coffee Pods
We launched Cambio Roasters® in 2018 selling "Eco-Friendly, People-Powered, Profit-Sharing Coffee Pods." What the heck does that mean?
We package the best-tasting, small-batch roasted Arabican coffees from around the world and ship it in 100% recyclable coffee pods. We also respond to every inquiry right away, write hand-written notes to our
customers, 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 creating programs that help them feed their families during their "thin months." We deliver affordable pods to your door with free shipping, 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 dozens of 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 cup of coffee helps reduce our
landfills and supports struggling coffee farmers, why wouldn't they?!
Since then, we've rebranded with bright and cheery colors, established ourselves as "big-hearted coffee roasters," built a strong virtual team (respecting families' needs to work from where they are) and are close to introducing breakthrough eco-packaging, while continuing to expand Cambio all across the U.S.
Cambio means "change" in Spanish and we hope to show that triple bottom line businesses can successfully look out for others, our planet and also share its profits. The road ahead is unpaved and wide open, but we know it will be adventurous, 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, making time for my two daughters and large family, finding escapes to the beach, bike paths, hiking trails and creating beautiful gardens.
Thanks for hearing our story!
Kevin and Ann
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams." - Henry David Thoreau