This is another major milestone in the development of the FoamAroma story. There are two new West Coast distributors of FoamAroma.
1) Geopak Importers, Inc. is an importer and distributor of paper hot drink cups. The owner, George Shlyapin, learned about FoamAroma through a mutual contact after the Portland SCAA show in April 2012. George and I decided that the marriage of his cups with FoamAroma was a natural fit. The cups are of high quality, unique with built in insulation that does not require a sleeve, and can be custom printed in small lots of 25,000 cups. Plus they offer an 8oz cup that takes the same lid as the 12oz cup. Geopak’s distribution point is Oakland, CA, which offers a great location to distribute FoamAroma after being shipped from the Florida manufacturing plant. www.geopakimports.com
2) Nortwest Coffee Roasters is a new venture with owners Jeff and Jessica Samuelson. They offer espresso machine servicing, barista training, wholesale locally roasted beans, FoamAroma lids, and Geopak cups. The warehouse is in Vancouver, WA, with current servicing to the I-5 corridor from Salem, OR, to Seattle, WA, and a few coastal and Columbia Gorge locations. www.northwestcoffeeroaters.com