What motivated us to launch a coffee roasting brand?
We love good coffee, and as coffee has evolved, so has our opinion of it. Our parents tastes ranged from instant coffee to the stovetop percolator. Our tastes started there and evolved to the coffee we all now enjoy, but gaps remain.
We tried all types of coffee. We bought it in the grocery store, we visited coffee shops and ordered coffee by mail. We found some really good coffee and some so-so coffee, lots of different experiences. One companies retail coffee might be 2 or 4 months old, another might call their roast “dark” when it wasn’t, and then there was all the plastic… it was frustrating.
We wondered, “Is this as good as it gets?”
We bought a stove top coffee roaster and then a small drum roaster. We roasted a lot of coffee and shared it with our friends. We studied the science, tried some cool stuff, made lots of mistakes and then looked at what we felt could be improved; things like packaging, bean quality, roast consistency. We took everything we learned and wanted in a coffee brand and put it under ACK Roasters. We don’t think we’re done, but we’re off to a good start. Here’s a little more of the story.
The abbreviation “ACK” is from the Federal Aviation Administration’s abbreviation for Nantucket Memorial Airport. It is the second busiest commercial airport in Massachusetts after Logan International Airport in Boston. Visitors to the island have a special connection to those three letters, A-C-K. Not necessarily because of the airport, but more so from the memories they made while visiting the island. We want to make the time you spend with friends and family more memorable. We believe fresh roasted ACK Roasters coffee with that Nantucket feeling helps make lasting memories.
Why we call our coffee “experiences”
Our Organic and single origin roasted coffees reflect the vibe of the locations they’re named for. We bring in new bean types regularly to keep those selections fresh and to allow you to experience new coffees from around the globe. While our Sconset blend emulates that open air, floral experience you get when visiting the Nantucket village and its lighthouse, our Surfside Selection represents that edgy surfer vibe that exists at a beach known for its rolling waves and sandy cliffs.
We believe our lives are a compilation of experiences that shape who we are. Coffee enables life’s shared experiences and brings people together for shared moments. ACK Roasters coffee is that connection, creating opportunities to share the joy of friends, family, and self.
Why company profit is fourth behind our planet, our people, and our communities.
We believe if we take care of the planet, our team, and our communities, everything else takes care of itself. Whether it’s our business practices in our roastery, paying all our people a fair wage, or giving back to local community organizations; it just makes sense.
Better Planet, Better Beans, Better Coffee ™
We’ve done all the hard work.
All you have to do is brew the coffee.
We trust you.