Our company's identity is rooted in joining the principles of scientific investigation with fearless exploration. Bring this spirit of investigation to your café by becoming a wholesale partner with Daylight Mind Coffee Company. We love to share the experience we have gained, and to act as a resource for other specialty and new wave coffee professionals at any stage of their journey.
Specialty coffee roasting for coffee shops, restaurants, and retailers
We provide a seasonal list of single-origin or blended roasted coffee options, and we can work with you to create your own unique blend to fit your taste and budget. Our current customers include Hawaii and mainland coffee shops, restaurants, and food markets. We supply roasted specialty coffee in bulk, ready to be served in your café or restaurant. We also offer flexible and competitively-priced retail packaging options including private labeling.
Specialty coffee education and training
We are coffee geeks, there is no other way to explain how much we fixate on these beans. We also know that operating a successful specialty coffee business depends on much more than just sourcing great coffee, and we would love to share what we know about coffee with you and your staff.
Daylight Mind offers comprehensive educational programs in every aspect of the coffee industry including agricultural consultation, skill-building workshops and lectures covering barista skills, roasting science, green coffee grading and buying principles, agricultural practices, and more.
Our instructors provide students access to a unique combination of primary research in the science of coffee, deep understanding of Hawaii's unique place within the global coffee industry, and extensive real-world experience in the practical elements of operating a successful specialty coffee business.
Technical support and equipment repair
Full-service coffee brewing and espresso equipment maintenance
Regular maintenance and proper cleaning of brewing, espresso, and roasting equipment is essential to the success of any coffee business. For our customers in Hawai'i, we provide equipment sales and maintenance services for Bunn, Curtis, Mazzer, and La Marzocco coffee equipment. This includes things like group-head gasket replacement, re-building steam wand assemblies, changing water filters, grinder burrs, and any other routine maintenance as well as major repairs.
Water quality and composition assessment and upkeep
Coffee is mostly water. We can help you make sure that your water supply adheres to SCA-defined quality specifications, and we offer consultation on filtration and water-quality equipment purchasing and installation.
Café set-up and advice
Between the members of our core team we have collectively opened more than forty cafes and restaurants and possess professional certifications in everything from green coffee sourcing, to roasting, to equipment installation and maintenance. We are always happy to advise and assist you in the amazing adventure of launching your own coffee program.
A personal touch and flexibility
Every coffee program is different. Our extensive experience with many different types of businesses and our deep roots in the coffee community - both here in Hawai‘i and elsewhere in the world - allow us to work with you to help you get the best Specialty coffee, training, and equipment to fit your specific needs.
Coffee roasting services/contract roasting
Are you a coffee producer in Hawai‘i? If you have green coffee in need of roasting, we will roast it on an as-needed basis or via contract at our location on Ali‘i Drive in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. We will work with you to discover your ideal roast profiles and produce them consistently each time. Once roasted, we can label and bag your coffee so it is ready for retail sale or shipping to neighbor islands, the mainland, or internationally.
Our roasting equipment
We roast on a 77 lb Loring Kestrel Smart Roaster. This energy efficient air-drum hybrid excels at producing exceptional roasts, consistently. The Loring enables us to save and use roast profiles, providing consistency and flavor continuity between coffee batches. Before roasting on the Loring, we will use our smaller sample roasters to explore the flavor potential of the coffee using small, sample sized quantities. Sample roasting is great for experimentation and faster development cycles of new blends or small harvests without using much green coffee.
A passion for specialty coffee, and a culture of aloha
We are a young and energetic company who, like you, owns and runs a busy café/restaurant. We know the pressures, passion, and practical realities of serving thousands of perfect cups of coffee to your guests. We cultivate a close, personal connection with our wholesale clients and we invite you to join our tight knit ‘ohana of cafes and restaurants.
Our close connection to the coffee producers of Kona, Ka‘ū and the other regions of Hawai‘i gives us unmatched access to the best local coffees, while our connections to coffee producers around the world allow us to offer a range of truly stunning global coffees. We then obsess about how to get the very best out of every coffee we buy, storing it in moisture-resistant GrainPro bags, roasting it on our cutting edge Loring Smart roaster and cupping every coffee we roast, ensuring every coffee we send out meets our high standards.