Indie Roaster will be a marketplace for building Direct Trade relationships between coffee growers and independent roasters. In the Internet age the coffee trade is still using a centuries old supply chain. This new type of "Open Market" will allow coffee growers to sell their coffee directly to roasters virtually eliminating the need for large importers. In essence the roasters will become their own importers by utilizing a group purchasing model. In the past the biggest hurdle importing coffee directly for smaller roasters was logistics. The group purchasing model will eliminate that.
We are seeking funding for the initial development for the site. Monitization will be based on a membership model and a brokerage fee for every successful purchase.