Job title: Office AdministratorCompany Summary: Founded in 2002, Novo Coffee is a Denver-based, family-owned and operated roasting company with a commitment to sourcing and roasting some of the world's most flavorful coffees. These coffees are purchased primarily through long-term relationships with farmers who share in Novo's pursuit of the highest quality coffees along with strong commitments to social, environmental, and economic sustainability. Roasting is done in small batches and profiled in a way to ensure that the inherent flavors in each coffee are brought to the forefront, as are their differences based on origin, terroir, processing method, variety, and other factors. In addition to being served in some of Denver's top coffee and culinary establishments, we also own and operate three (soon to be four!) retail stores within Denver.Description: We're seeking a FT Office Administrator at our Larimer street headquarters. M-F 8-5 start date ASAP. The Office Administrator supports the company operations by implementing and maintaining office systems, providing exceptional service and support to customers and our growing team, and by always looking for ways to improve both internal and external operations.Key Job Duties:-Customer relations via email, phone, and in person.-HR activities including tracking employee information, compliance, and benefits programs.-Communication with Production, Service, Train
Job Title: Kitchen Manager We’re hiring a kitchen manager to help lead our current commissary food program and create a top quality menu and successful back of house operation at our newest location in Hilltop. The Kitchen Manager will work alongside Retail Director, Store Manager, Consulting Chef, and President to develop and execute this program. Special focus paid to using high quality local ingredients in as many items as possible. Responsibilities include:-Lead commissary program that services all Novo stores-Help create and manage in-house food program at Novo Hilltop-Recipe development-Profitability management-Inventory & food purchasing-Food & Safety standard compliance-Kitchen staff hiring, firing, and training Qualifications:-Minimum 2+ years sous chef or related cooking experience required-Kitchen management experience and menu writing a plus-Commitment to quality, accuracy, timeliness, and results-Flexible schedule to work mornings, nights, and weekends as needed-Effective communication skills, positive attitude, and team-player mentality-Advanced ability to troubleshoot and multi-task-Experience and knowledge of local producers/networks-Pastry experience a plus Compensation/Benefits Include:-Competitive hourly wage (DOE)-Health Insurance coverage with Dental and Vision options-Paid Time Off Interested candidates please send cover letter and resume to
Job Title: Culinary Team MemberSummary: We are searching for a positive, open minded, morning person ( very early ) to work on our kitchen team. This individual does not need extensive kitchen experience - we are willing to train the right fit. We are searching for someone who is willing to take ownership of their work and that feels comfortable working with little to no supervision. Honesty and trust are a must in this small but full kitchen.Responsibilities Include But Not Limited To:-Food prep and delivery-Dishes-Adherence to health code policy and standardsThis is a brand new position at our company- the roles and responsibilities of this position will evolve with time!Qualifications:-A valid Driver's License and reliable transportation-Some kitchen experience preferred, but will train the right personCompensation/Benefits Include:- Hourly (DOE)- Competitive benefits package availableInterested candidates please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your availability and a brief description of your all-time favorite meal!Posting date- 2/23/2018
Job Title: Sales & Business Development RepresentativeSummary:We are looking for a sales and business development professional who will help drive our wholesale growth in 2018 and beyond. This person is inspired by the history of our company, shares our values, and thrives on forging new relationships that will properly represent and showcase our brand.Responsibilities Include But Not Limited To:-Identify and close new sales opportunities in existing and new wholesale channels. Includes coffee bars, restaurants, retail, and more.-Gather and maintain all relevant data throughout sales and onboarding process.-New and existing account management.-Possess a thorough knowledge of Novo’s 15+ year history and our sourcing, roasting, and brewing practices.-Taste and evaluate current coffee offerings.-Knowledge of relevant brewing methods and associated equipment.-Attendance and participation in food and beverage industry events.-Meet and/or exceed quarterly sales goals.Qualifications:-Multiple years in specialty coffee, sales experience preferred.-Ability to present effectively to both small and large groups.-Ability to engage and communicate effectively and positively via phone, text, email, and in person.-Quick and efficient work habits.-Strategic thinker who takes ownership of their role and is always looking to improve.-Strong interest in and commitment to working with some of the world’s best coffees.-Ap
We are excited to announce our 4th retail location in Denver's Hilltop neighborhood! Just north of Alameda and Holly, our new spot shares a building with great locals High Point Creamery and Park Burger. We'll be doing a minor remodel over the next few weeks, look for us to open in late June/early July. In the meantime please visit us at our pop-up on the patio from 8 to noon throughout June!
2017 has been a great year for Novo! In April Erich, Melissa and I headed off to Austin, TX to participate in the Qualifying round of the US Coffee Championships. We returned victorious with Erich qualifying for the Brewers Cup National Championships and myself qualifying for the United States Barista Competition Championships!Last week we headed out to Seattle, WA for the Global Coffee Expo where the USCC would be held. Erich had a great showing and missed the finals round of the Brewers Cup by less than 1 point, placing 7th overall. For the Barista Competition I brought the delicious Belekatu to serve to the judges and they loved it! I started ranked towards the bottom of the pack and ended up advancing through the first round, semi-finals round, and on to the top 6 finals round! I finished 6th overall in the United States after serving Belekatu on 3 separate occasions over the weekend, from an original pool of 120 competitors nationwide. This is the first time anyone representing Colorado has ever made it to the final round of the Barista Competition and it was a great way to showcase how great the coffee is here!The first round was exciting with 24 qualified baristas duking it out for one of 6 spots to advance to the semi-finals round. I came out on top with the highest score of the day and secured my spot in the semi-finals for day 2! The Semi-Finals are where the competition got really tough. The top 12 qualified baristas from around the country were awarded a by in the
We're thrilled to welcome Brady Guinn back to Novo as our new roaster! He brings loads of coffee experience including helping open and manage our retail locations at Glenarm and Gilpin. Brady is a very thoughtful and intelligent coffee pro, we're looking forward to his growth as a key element of our wholesale team!
Job title:Production RoasterSummary: The production roaster works with our ownership and sensory teams to develop and implement roast profiles on our systems. They manage the coffee production schedule and work with our FOH to ensure operations are running smoothly. They are one of the anchors of our operation and make sure the great coffees we buy are brought to their full potential through roasting. They are a self-motivated, detail oriented, passionate coffee and people person always striving to improve systems and performance of their department and the company as a whole. This is a full time position, generally M-F but occasional weekend and evening hours required. Salary depends on experience. Health insurance and PTO included in benefits package.Responsibilities Include but not limited to:- Writing and performing roast schedule based on weekly orders.- Managing green coffee inventory.- Profiling existing and new coffees.- Gathering and tracking roast data.- Performing daily/weekly/monthly roaster maintenance.- Cupping production and sample roasts weekly.- Blend development and improvement.- Packaging material inventory management.- Interacting with individual and group visitors to the roasting facility.- Hosting cupping sessions for staff and visitors.- Cleaning and other facility organizational tasks.Job Requirements- At least 3 years specialty coffee experience. Roasting preferred but we will trainth
Job title: Store Manager - 1600 Glenarm Description: The Store Manager is responsible for the daily operations of our downtown location. The manager reports to the President (not that one) and is always looking for ways to grow and improve store and company performance. Key Responsibilities:*Develop and keep a happy, motivated, and highly skilled staff. This includes hiring, firing, conducting regular store meetings/trainings, and spot checking operations.*Ensure the customer experience is positive, and address any negative feedback constructively.*Manage revenue, labor, COGS, and expenses efficiently. Work with management and staff to improve.*Collaborate with other store managers to improve consistency and performance.*Help to grow and maintain the company’s strong community presence and positive reputation in the local and national craft coffee industry. Job Requirements*Prior specialty coffee management experience.*A passion for serving people.*An ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently.*Very well organized and detail-oriented.*Consistently working a varied shift load (opens, closes, weekends, etc).*A well developed palate.*Strong ability to communicate positively and effectively to staff and customers.*Prior alcohol service experience a plus. Compensation: *Salary DOE*Health Insurance*2 Weeks Paid PTOInterested candidates please send resume and cover letter to:
Novo's very own barista, Paul Johnson, from our Gilpin shop will be competing at The Big Western Barista Competition this weekend, October 8-11. Held by The Barista Guild of America and the Specialty Coffee Association of America, Big Western is one of three nationwide barista competitions. Paul will have a 15 minute performance where he will serve espresso, cappuccinos and a signature beverage to four judges. Paul will be using our Hachira coffee imported from Ninety Plus. If Paul makes it into the top six of the competition, he will have the chance to compete in the National Barista Championships with the hopes of going on to the worldwide championships.The event will be livestreamed here, and Paul competes at 3:15 p.m., Colorado time, on Thursday, October 8.Join us as we cheer on Paul!