150+ years of superior roasting with a start-up mentality
In a world that is rapidly isolating, coffee is a common bond. Coffee gathers people together around communal tables, gives co-workers a reason to interact socially, and serves as a universal sign of connectedness. Like many other specialty roasters, Queen Bean Coffee Company works closely with independent farmers and co-ops, supports sustainability and fair trade, and can wax poetic on the beauty of watching a bean go from seed to cup. Unlike many other roasters, what happens to our coffee post-roast is equally as important to us. As a family roaster who has relied on the loyalty of their customers for 150+ years, we care just as much about how a customer feels when they receive and drink our coffee as we do about the quality of the beans we purchase. Our customer's coffee is our coffee. It's a brew we share and that makes it more than a delicious caffeine kick.
The exclusive online retailer for Mills Coffee Roasting Co. Founded in 1860, Mills Coffee is one of the nation's oldest family-run roasters and is presently run by 4th generation Mills', Susan (aka, The Qween Bean) and her brother, David. Throughout its history, the Mills family has focused on private label and wholesale sales, denying many the gift of their marvelous brews. Queen Bean Coffee Company is determined to remedy this! Queen Bean Coffee Company was founded in 2017 by Susan's daughter, Nicole. Nicole joined forces with Cindy, a fellow coffee-loving friend, and together, they are on a mission to not only share the Mills family beans but to expand and enhance the way consumers experience coffee.
1: Offer exceptional, natural / organic, sustainably farmed coffees.
2: Expand and enrich consumers' connection with coffee by providing regular educational pieces and lifestyle coffee tips - coffee is more than just coffee; it's crafts, baking, beauty, cleaning, gardening, and more!
3: Encourage and advice customers in a judgement-free manner. We know there is no one supreme roast or perfect way to drink coffee. We love all consumers of quality coffee - be it the purist, the flavored coffee fanatic, the Q-cup customer, or the cream with 2 sugar folk. We want to help you experience your perfect cup.
Nicole is the President of Queen Bean Coffee Company. A member of the Mills family, Nicole grew up with coffee. As a child, she often felt like Mills Coffee was a bossy older sibling that killed all her weekend plans and got way too much attention. As an adult, Nicole sees the roasting plant as the spirit of the family. Prior to starting Queen Bean Coffee Company, Nicole worked in corporate America. She holds a BA from NYU and an MPA from Columbia University.
Cindy is Chief Technology Officer at Queen Bean Coffee Company. Cindy spent much of her youth gathered with family around her grandmother's percolator, listening to the fantastical stories only Minnie could tell. Prior to joining Queen Bean Coffee Company, Cindy was a Sr. Scientific Researcher and Programmer for NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. She holds Bachelor degrees from SUNY Binghamton and NYIT and an MPA from Columbia University.