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!
We're thrilled that USA Today has highlighted Novo, alongside other well known roasters, in their recent article about the third wave movement of coffee in America. At Novo, we're always striving to bring you the best speciality coffee we can get our hands on, and, with our relationship with Ninety Plus, there's a lot of great new coffees coming your way.
Novo is on the hunt for a full time, logistically minded, coffee loving Delivery Driver/Account Manager at our Larimer Street headquarters. This position is responsible for delivering product and managing wholesale relationships along the Front Range.Key responsibilities: Weekly deliveries to restaurants, cafes and retail outlets. Spot training on multiple brewing methods including espresso, drip and pourover. Ensuring brewing and serving standards are met and equipment is properly maintained. Diagnosis of equipment service issues. Sales of new coffees and related products that add value to the customer.Job requirements: Clean driving record. Background in coffee. Quick and efficient work habits. Strategic thinker who takes ownership of their role and is always looking to improve. Strong interest and commitment to working with (and tasting!) some of the world's best coffees. Appreciation of the dynamics of a small and growing company with a great reputation within Colorado and throughout the country. Ability to lift up to 60 lbs on a regular basis. Team player who brings a positive attitude and passion to a dynamic work environment. Someone who is comfortable both following directions and taking the initiative to drive certain projects to completion.Hours: M-F approximately 40-45 hours per week, with occasional nights or weekends.Compensation: DOE, please include specific requirements in your inquiry.Interested candidates please send resume to email@example.com. Thanks!
Join us as we celebrate coming into existence on Friday May 9th! We will be serving free 10oz coffee's all day, $3 beer starting at 12pm, and we will have a drawing for a $50 gift certificate! Thank you all for your support in making this a wonderful journey and growing experience thus far. We look forward to serving you for many more years.
We have some news. Elizabeth, one of the biggest rockstars in Novo, is leaving us for Chicago. We will miss her charismatic personality and ability to take on any challenge she is presented with and nail it. Elizabeth has been a crucial cog in spinning this wheel that is Novo, and it will take a lot to find someone who can fill her shoes. All that being said, we are looking to fill the position of Office Manager/Bookkeeper at Novo. Details as follows: Job Title: Bookkeeper/Office Manager - Novo Coffee Description: We are seeking a full time bookkeeper/office manager at our Larimer street headquarters. M-F approximately 40 hours per week. Occasional weekends. Key Responsibilities: Customer relations (email, phone and in person), Invoicing, A/P, A/R, payroll, bank reconciliation, tax reporting, budgeting, monthly and quarterly P and L's, basic HR activities, and other general bookkeeping and office management duties. You also may be asked to assist in event planning, coffee production, giving tours, and setting up coffee cuppings, among other things. We have a small team that covers a lot of ground - you will be expected to cover a lot as well. Requirements: Highly skilled in QB and Microsoft Office (word and excel primarily). Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Detail oriented. Ability to thrive in a dynamic small business environment with minimal supervision. Problem solver. Strong interest in high quality coffee. Happy. Compensation: TBD, if you
Join us at Glenarm on Friday April 18th at 5pm for beer and competition! We will be pre-releasing Kurt Vonnegut's family beer (which was made with Anyetsu) with Wynkoop Brewery and competing in a Latte Art Competition! The competition is open to the first 20 people who sign up, so get there quick! It's a $10 buy in, winner takes all and Novo will be DOUBLING THE POT! No better way to spend a Friday night in our opinion...