Actual Customer Quote Actual Customer Quote Actual Customer Quote Actual Customer Quote Actual Customer Quote Actual Customer Quote Actual Customer Quote Actual Customer Quote Actual Customer Quote Actual Customer Quote Actual Customer Quote Actual Customer Quote Actual Customer Quote Actual Customer Quote
View Cart | Cart is empty  
Question? Start Here!

Cafe Press - Read About Us, Rogers Family Co. in the News

Below is a partial list of the Rogers Family Company (formerly JBR Gourmet Foods) in the news back to the year 2000!

PR Newswire, "Rogers Family Company Launches OneCup™ "BIO" - World's First 97 Percent Biodegradable Single Serve Coffee Product" (Oct-13), "Keurig loses lawsuit over single-serving cups" (May-13)
The Sacramento Bee, "Rogers wins patent fight" (May-13)
The Boston Globe, "Calif. coffee firm wins patent lawsuit against Keurig" (May-13)
ABC News10, "Lincoln coffee roaster beats industry giant in patent fight" (May-13)

The Sacramento Bee, "In Season: Busy time for coffee roasters at Rogers Family Co. in Lincoln" (Nov-12)
The Sacramento Bee, "Kudos to: Jon B. and Barbara Rogers, owners of Lincoln-based Rogers Family Co." (Oct-12)
The Sacramento Bee, "Social justice is just part of the coffee brew" (Sep-12)
SF Gate, "Governments can help companies work with nature". (Jun-12) "Company works to protect jaguars, other wildlife". (Mar-12), "Gourmet Coffee for the Budget-Conscious". (Jan-12)
The Sacramento Bee, "Appetizers: Coffee, Chef Challenge". (Jan-12)
Drinks Business Review: Rogers Family Launches New Organic Coffee, "Rare Find Panthera Blend". (Jan-12)

2011, "Green Mountain Burned by Earnings Miss". (Nov-11)
KCRA Sacramento TV News, "Single Serve Coffee in Lincoln". (Oct-11), "The No-Name Private Company Sticking it to Green Mountain. Rogers Family Co. threatens GMCR's K-Cup Business". (Oct-11), Video: Rogers Family to Sell Keurig-Compatible Coffee Packs". (Oct-11), "Rogers Family to Sell Keurig-Compatible Coffee Packs". (Oct-11)
Bloomberg, "Rogers to Sell Coffee Pods that Fit Green Mountain's Keurig".(Oct-11)
Progressive Grocer "Insider Voices." Look Beyond Price for the Best Value (Aug-11)
KCRA TV Sacramento. Name Your Coffee, Save a Jaguar (Aug-11)
Progressive Grocer Store Brands. Rogers Family Co., Panthera Launch Contest To Name New Coffee. (Jul-11).
Sacramento Bee. Lincoln-based Rogers Family Company hosts coffee naming contest. (Jul-11). Sidney Nebraska Sun Telegraph. "An Educated Guess" (May-11)
FOX40 News Reporter Visits Rogers Family's Coffee Farms in Panama. Video posts on blog. (Mar-11).
Sacramento Bee. Coffee Roaster's Heart's in Panama. (Jan-11).

Sacramento Bee. Local coffee company launches new site, free holiday shipping (Nov-10).
KCRA TV Sacramento. Coffee Company Sends Cup Of Joe To GIs. (Sep-10)
Gold Country Times. Rogers Family Company Offers Free Shipping of Its "Fairly Traded" Coffee to Troops. (Jan-10)

Sacramento Bee. The Coffee You Keep. (Nov-09)
Sacramento Bee. Coffee company extends free ship-to-troops offer. (Nov-09)
KCRA TV Sacramento. Roaster Helps Farmers.(Aug-09)
FOX40 TV Sacramento. Lincoln Coffee Roaster. (Aug-09)
KOVR CBS13 TV Sacramento. Roasting Coffee. (Aug-09)
Sacramento Business Journal. Roaster to Celebrate 30th Anniversary. (Aug-09) KCRA TV Sacramento. Wake up and Smell the Beans in Lincoln. (Jun-09)
Lincoln News Messenger. Coffee Company a Green Endeavor.(Apr-09)
Real Simple Magazine. "Zen Blend" Wins Best Ground Coffee. (Feb-09)

Oakland Tribune. San Leandro Craft Brewery Sold to Triple Rock. (Oct-08)
Bay Area News Group. The Picky Eater - East India Herbal Tea. (Jul-08)
Op-Ed SF Chronicle. Smooth Blends for the Planet. (Apr-08)

Inside Bay Area "Companies Jumping on the Earth Day Bandwagon." (Apr-07)
Inside Bay Area "Company Saving the World One Cup at a Time." (Apr-07)
ABC7News TV Clip "Brew the perfect cup of coffee. It's easier than you think!" (Mar-07)

Tri-Valley Herald "Coffee is for the birds " (Sept-06)
Contra Costa Times "One more bowl of coffee, please. " (Aug-06) CBS5 "Eye on the Bay" Coffee video segment (Apr-06)

Rogers Coffee goes kosher with a capital K. (Nov-05)
North Bay Business Journal, "Jim Rogers, Profile" (Jun-05)
KCBS Radio, “The Price of Raw Coffee Beans on the Rise” (Apr-05)
Alameda Magazine, "Making the People HIS BUSINESS" (Apr-05)

The Salinas Californian, "Starbucks Buckles" (Nov-04)
Common Grounds, “Do you like your coffee black or green?” ( Nov-04)
The Seattle Times, "Shifting Fortunes: Bumper Crop of Coffee Labels" (Sep-04)< Audubon Magazine, "Destination Mexico: Made in the Shade." (Aug-04)
Contra Costa Times, "Selling Change Along with Coffee" (Jun-04)
Tri-Valley Herald, "Care-ful Brew" (Jun-04)
Princeton Alumni Weekly, "Making a Great Cup of Joe" (May-04)
ANG Newspapers, "Selections in Rare Beer Club Impressive, Expensive" (May-04)
The Sentinel, "Coffee Beans Build Homes" (May-04)
Awareness Magazine, "Can a Cup of Coffee Build a Village?" (Apr-04)
East Bay Express, "Drakes' Yeasty Boys" (Feb-04)
East Bay Business Times, "Aid to Growers Brews Up Good Business" (Jan-04)

San Francisco Chronicle, "Java Madness 'Fair Trade' Coffee" (Sep-03)
San Francisco Business Times, "Bean Counter" (Aug-03)
San Francisco Chronicle, "Jon Rogers: Coffee Buff Avoids Brokers" (Aug-03)
San Francisco Business Times, "Entrepreneur Profile: Jon Rogers" (May-03)
Tri-Valley Herald, "Coffee Company Brews New Deal" (Apr-03)
Contra Costa Times, "Buyer Puts Money Where Bean Are" (Mar-03)

Business, "Buyers, Growers, Percolate Change" (Aug-02)
San Francisco Chronicle, Op/Ed by Jon Rogers: "Coffee is More Than a Beverage." (Jul-02)
California CEO, "Not Your Average Bean" (Jan-02)

KTVU Fox Channel 2, Ten O'Clock News with Brian Banmiller (Aug-01)
The Argus, "JBR Turns Beans Into More Than Good Coffee" (Jul-01)
WCBS Newsradio 880, "Drinking Coffee for a Good Cause" (Jul-01)
East Bay Business Times, "JBR Introduces Two 'Fair Trade' Coffees" (Jun-01)

KGO Radio, "San Leandro Gourmet Coffee Co. is Running its Own Small Version of the Peace Corps." (Sep-00)

Press Releases: 2011
CA's Rogers Family Co. and Acclaimed NY Conservation Group Panthera Launch Contest to Name New Organic Coffee to Raise Funds for Jaguar Conservation. (Jul-11).
Rogers Family Company Sends Coffee to Military Hospitals. (May-11)
Bi-Lo Markets in South and North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia Now Offer the Rogers Family Co.'s "Fairly Traded" Gourmet Coffee Under the Organic Coffee Co. and San Francisco Bay Brands.

2010 The Rogers Family Co.launches new website to improve the shopping experience for its gourmet coffee and tea customers and celebrates the holidays with free UPS Ground Shipping Through Dec. 13. (Nov-10)
In Response to Tremendous Interest, the Rogers Family Co. Announces Additional Roaster Tour Dates.
Rogers Family Co. uses Earthworm Power to Improve Organic Coffee Production. Build Communities and Protect Nature in Central America and Africa.

Rogers Extend Free Shipping to the Troops Permanently.
Rogers Family Co. Offer Free Shipping to Troops for Online Orders
Rogers Family Co. Launches "100 Year Tree Planting" Program

Jewel-Osco Supermarkets in Chicago Now Offer SF Bay and Organic Coffee Co. “Fairly Traded” Gourmet Coffee.
Rogers Sponsors "Letters to our Troops" Contest

Drake’s Hosts “2nd Annual Beer Festival & Washoes Tournament” July 14 to benefit Roosevelt Elementary School in San Leandro. (June-07)
Earth Day '07 - Think Before You Drink

Audubon Coffee Naming Contest. (Sept-06)
Drake's Hosts "1st Annual Beer Festival & Washoes Tournament" for San Leandro Schools. (Jul-06)
The “Organic Coffee Co. Café” to Open April 19 (Apr-06)

Rogers Family Co. Launches “Café Jerusalem” Gourmet Kosher Coffee Brand For Online And Retail Sale (Oct-05)
Scolari’s Markets In Northern Nevada Now Offer San Francisco Bay Premium Gourmet Coffee (Sep-05)
Audubon Nature Store Offers "Audubon Coffee" (Aug-05)
It's All About the Family - JBR Gourmet Foods Becomes the Rogers Family Company (Jul-05)
The Rogers Bring a Taste of Home - 4,800 Pounds of Coffee - to U.S. Marines in Iraq (Jun-05)
It's for the Birds! Enjoy a Cup of Audubon Coffee, Roasted by the Rogers Family Company(May-05)

Real Simple Magazine Votes The Organic Coffee Co.'s "Zen Blend" "Best Ground Medium Roast” in their National "Road Test."

Real Simple Magazine
February 2009 Issue,21863,1876668-3,00.html

best organic coffee Our Organic Coffee Co. brand "Zen Blend" will help you ‘rise above the daily grind.’ That’s the conclusion of a national magazine which awarded Zen Blend the ‘Best Ground Medium Roast’ in a national “road test” of 168 coffee varieties. “I adore the aroma,” wrote a tester of the “chocolate and nut notes” in Zen Blend. “And it’s pleasant to drink from start to finish.”

The magazine also noted a “bonus” for buying Zen Blend — “the company helps fund schools for the growers’ kids” (Part of our Community Aid program).

The “road test” included Real Simple editors and Jonathan Rubinstein - owner of the Joe cafe chain in New York City (Joe coffee was not included in the test). Zen Blend and the other winners are featured in the February 2009 issue (page 123) of the popular magazine. (

Try Organic Coffee Company, Zen Blend for yourself today!  

For media/public relations inquiries, please call Jim Zelinski/Zelinski Public Relations (415) 420-6050 or (925) 242-0918 or email him at Broadcast quality video/photographs of the people, flora, and fauna of the world's coffee growing regions are available. Media can also tour one of the Rogers Family's coffee farms.


I fell in love from the first ...mouth full! Coffee is a personal preference, thank you for making mine. Full body and very rich :)
joanne Saffer Westchester, N.Y.
I just wanted to thank you for free shipping to the troops. I've adopted 3 soldiers, you've made it possible to keep fees down while supporting our troops. You are truly amazing! Chrissy
Chris Westgaard
View All Testimonials Write Your Own Testimonial


San Francisco Bay
Organic Coffee Co.
Black Mountain Gold
Café Jerusalem
Pleasant Hill Farms
East India Tea
Organic Tea Company


Gourmet Coffee Blends
Organic Coffees
Decaf Coffee & Flavored Coffee
OneCup Single Servings
Accessories, Mugs, and More


Biodegradable OneCup
Shipping Policy
Manage Coffee Club
Privacy Statement
Terms and Conditions
Where to Buy
Earn and Redeem Points
Free Coffee for Soldiers
Java Perks Coffee Club
Earn Loyalty Points
Decaffeination Process
OneCup Quick Start Guide Our Story
Shade Grown Coffee
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Get Our RSS Blog Feed


Coffee History
Coffee Roasting
Low Acid Coffee
From Seed to Cup
Fair Trade Coffee
Organic Coffee
Flavored Coffee
Kosher Coffee
How to Cup Coffee
How to Store Coffee
How to Brew Coffee





The Rogers Family Company has been in business since 1979 and is one of the nation's few remaining family owned, gourmet coffee roasters. Jon and Barbara's four children play an integral role in the ongoing success of the business.