Small batch coffee roaster that benefits animal rescue.

Kittanning, Pennsylvania
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Nicole Waltenbaugh

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Nicole Waltenbaugh


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About CurlyTailCoffee

Sales 7,723
On Etsy since 2015

drink coffee & do good.

I have had an interest in supporting animal rescue for as long as I can remember. As a young child, I would save my coins until I had a substantial amount and then deposit them into the Orphans of the Storm bank at Adam's Jewelers in my hometown of Kittanning, PA.

As I have become older, my compassion for animals has continued to grow. I truly enjoy volunteering my time at Guardian Angels Pug Rescue in Latrobe, PA. Nothing makes me happier than bathing the rescue pugs. But sometimes life gets busy and the time to make a trip to Latrobe seems hard to come by.

​I knew that I needed to find another way that I could make a difference for these rescues that are near and dear to my heart. That is where my hobby of coffee roasting came in. Even though I work a full time job, I am still able to roast a batch or two of coffee on week nights. And on the weekends, I am usually able to at least find an hour or two to roast larger quantities. I began to wonder if people would be willing to purchase my coffee in exchange for knowing that $1 from each bag would be donated to an animal rescue.

On October 28th, 2015 I launched my Etsy shop and Facebook page. Within a few minutes, I had friends supporting me by liking my page. Within the hour, I had my first few orders to fulfill! It was so exciting to see that at least a few friends and family thought my idea could be a good thing.

Curly Tail Coffee's customer base has continued to grow and we've managed to donate over $30,000 to animal rescue to date. I wasn't sure if my little business idea would be successful or not, but I'm sure glad that I gave it a shot.

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