Congrats to the 13th Semi-Finalist in The Roasterie Adventure!

We are thrilled to announce our 13th Roasterie Adventure semi-finalist!  Congratulations to Louise Anderson of Fairfax, Minnesota!  You’ve been entered to win a coffee bean-picking trip to Costa Rica!

Louise’s photo is one of the funniest submissions we’ve seen in The Roasterie Adventure so far.  In the photo, Louise and her husband are portraying the famous painting American Gothic with a Roasterie twist.

“We were driving home from our Kansas City vacation having just toured The Roasterie and my husband, who has this creative fun side to him, proposed the photo idea,” explains Louise.  “We are Minnesota livestock farmers and it seemed fun to include the baby goat in our picture as it represented what we were saying.”

Louise’s photo doesn’t just incorporate The Roasterie brand, it tells a story of life on a Minnesota farm.  Of course, farm life would not be complete without a cup of coffee in the morning.  According to Louise, she and her husband thoroughly enjoy the Kansas City Dark Blend in their white thermal mugs.

“We are farmers, so going to Costa Rica would be an incredible agricultural trip to see a different commodity being produced,” says Louise.  “Winning the contest would be an affirmation to us that we have been able to continue rebuilding our lives and embrace life following the loss of our son.  We are once again able to experience more joy in living than sorrow.”

What’s even better for Louise is that she will be turning 60 years old this year.  That means that The Roasterie Adventure to Costa Rica would be fantastic birthday present to herself.

Louise will join the following Roasterie Adventure semifinalists for the chance to win a bean-picking adventure in Costa Rica and other great prizes:

  • Oliver Sheley, Independence, Missouri
  • Matt Johnson, Independence, Missouri
  • Ashli Salman, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Jeff Garfinkle, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Lisa Finholm, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Lara Carlson of Alma, Arkansas
  • Jason Ebberts of Overland Park, Kansas
  • Jaime Sheickert of Prairie Village, Kansas
  • Mandi Anderson of Lenexa, Kansas
  • Amanda Loftin of Shawnee, Kansas
  • Holly Urkevich of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sara Danner of Raytown, Missouri

Haven’t heard of The Roasterie Adventure?  You need to get on board!  In honor of our 20th anniversary, we are running a photo contest in which participants are entered to win a trip for two for coffee bean-picking in Costa Rica (and many other prizes).  And there’s only 1 more chance left to become a semi-finalist (that’s right–the contest ends on June 30 at midnight!).

The Roasterie Adventure asks participants to submit a photo that portrays the Roasterie brand in day-to-day life (through the Roasterie name, logo, product, café, factory or other representation).  After submitting, participants must encourage their friends, family members and loved ones to publically vote for their photo.  The fourteen photos with the most votes (plus an extra winner from The Roasterie’s recent Mug Shot Photo Contest) will advance to the semifinal round.  A final winner will be selected by The Roasterie staff, including Bean Baron Danny O’Neill, in July of 2013.

The Roasterie Adventure will run from January 1, 2013 until June 30, 2013.  Time’s running out! Upload your favorite Roasterie photo at and then vote for your favorites!