I started Speckled Ax in 2007 as Matt’s Wood Roasted Organic Coffee. At the time, I was working as an adjunct in a few different college English departments and finishing a dissertation at Boston College on the literature of the Maine woods. My part-time coffee life eventually won out over teaching, and I opened a coffee shop–Speckled Ax–in Portland in 2012. We now roast both certified organic coffees and small lot, high quality conventionals, but our simple objective has not changed: to roast coffee that is on par with the best being produced anywhere, and to do it in a way that provides value to our customers while also bringing some measure of justice to the people who grow and harvest it.

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