Midcoast entrepreneurs

New business: Maine Cup puts state coffee industry at the forefront

Thu, 03/02/2023 - 2:00pm
Maine Cup is a new business devoted to exploring the state’s coffee offerings one roaster at a time. The business' signature products is the state's only online coffee subscription solely devoted to Maine roasters. Pre-sale orders are available online now for the subscription, which will officially launch in April. 

With access to nearly 60 roasters in the state, subscribers are exposed to the great coffee being produced across Maine, according to the Maine Cup owners, Jesse and Amanda Simko, who live in Rockport.

Subscribers receive a new coffee each month by a different Maine roaster.
“Maine Cup provides an experience unlike other coffee subscriptions by connecting the consumer with the producer and offering insight to making better coffee at home,” the Simkos said, in a news release.

Included in each subscription is access to members-only online content where subscribers get to meet the roasters, see behind the scenes, receive perks, participate in member forums, view blogs to further their knowledge on various coffee topics, and more. 

The vision began when Maine-natives the Simkos traveled the state and stopped at various coffee roasters. It was during their travels they recognized how many roasters there are. Each roaster has a unique vibe and story that they wanted to share with fellow coffee-lovers, the said.

“Maine Cup values supporting neighbors, buying local, exploring Maine, drinking good coffee, continual improvement, and deepening your daily experiences,” the release said. “You can join in the adventures by joining their coffee subscription or becoming a media member if you would rather just see the stories and be part of the Maine coffee community.”

Visit  mainecup.com and follow Maine Cup on social media platforms.