Partner With Summit
Summit approaches coffee as a relationship business. From the farmers we work with at origin, to our team in Davidson that brings the coffee to life, to the wholesale customers that get to brew it, we approach each step of the way with intention and purpose.
For Summit, great coffee begins with great sourcing. We sample hundreds of coffees each year, combing through speciality offerings to bring the most complete and remarkable portfolio we can. We source from small-lot farmers and cooperatives, and are a Certified Organic coffee roaster. Our wholesale portfolio includes four year-round Adventure Series offerings, as well as rotating Benchmark Series single-origin coffees.
Most of us are at the end of the coffee process. Our cup is finite. It’s brewed, it’s enjoyed (ideally), and then, in a matter of minutes, it’s gone. That particular coffee’s life climaxes and bids farewell in our very drink. We have built a robust education program, with classes both in our state-of-the-art lab and on-site with wholesale accounts, to make sure each barista is well-trained to deliver a great cup of coffee.
Our wholesale team has both depth and breadth. our sourcing team includes a certified Q-grader; our production team features an SCA-certified roaster; and our education department is led by an SCA-certified barista. We also offer 19 years of cafe experience, lending to our expertise in all areas of the coffee business.
Coffee is an agricultural product, grown by dedicated farms in some of the world’s most beautiful places. We commit to honoring that effort with each step of the process. For Summit, that means paying above-market wages to our partners. It means roasting each coffee with focus, cupping it time-and-time again until we reveal the best it has offer. It means preparing our customers to brew as well as possible. It means monitoring freshness during each step of the journey — from seed to cup.
To inquire about opening a wholesale account with Summit, please contact Brian Helfrich at [email protected]