We are on a mission at Peach Coffee Roasters to have a positive impact on your day and to be an integral part of the communities that we serve. Whether it is the smile you receive from the baristas in your local cafe, enjoying a cup in the comfort of your home, or the coffee at your event. We believe that y’all deserve the finer things in life...and it starts with coffee.
Co-Founder - Q-Grader - Combat Veteran
David graduated from Georgia Southern University with a History degree in 2001 and a master’s certificate in Public Administration at Kansas State University. David spent 12 years in the military as an Army Ranger Captain, served two combat tours, and was awarded three Bronze Star medals with Valor device, Army Ranger Tab, Combat Action Badge, Airborne Badge, and Air Assault Badge.
For coffee, David has experience as a Head Roaster, Barista, and Q-Grader. After military life, David found himself living in Belgium where he discovered specialty coffee. He helped an American couple open a coffee shop from the ground up. Coffee became a thoroughly researched topic for David. If there is a book on coffee, he has probably read it.
He and his family relocated back to Georgia in 2016. Upon his return, he happened into a dream job scenario and became the head roaster of Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Company. He spent much of his time there improving production processes and creating quality control protocol. David also mentored numerous coffee professionals in his time there, some have become head roasters at other companies, some have started their own roasting companies. Overall, David is a teacher and a good one at that.
David left Land of a Thousand Hills in 2017 for Thrive Farmers Coffee. They are best known for being the coffee of Chick-Fil-A. David consulted for Thrive on warehouse operations and logistics. Taking what he learned from 12 years of military experience, to include multiple overseas deployments, and his time at Land of a Thousand Hills, he was able to improve product flow and inventory systems in a short amount of time. However, David was feeling the urge to do more, he wanted to roast again, he wanted to mentor again. Early in 2018, he reconnected with his current business partner, Landon Bonner, to begin planning their venture. He has not looked back since.
Co-Founder - Coach - Q-Grader
Landon has accumulated 5+ years of coffee experience. He's a barista, assistant roaster, and Q Grader for Peach Coffee Roasters. However, his journey into coffee was by chance. Landon left his hometown of Marietta, GA in 2011 to play college football at the University of Charleston, WV for 5 years. There, he earned two bachelor's degrees and an MBA. While studying and hitting the gridiron, he found his first coffee job as a barista in a local market. Landon quickly learned the nuances of specialty coffee and developed a passion for the services industry.
When it was time to leave Charleston home was calling. Landon always thought to pursue a career in Business Analytics and Consulting. A natural with numbers and a statistical understanding of human behavior, he knew his work should always produce financially stable business practices that fit within the human element. His first opportunity came in 2016 at Land of a Thousand Hills where he helped purchase the Kivu Lake washing station in Rwanda. The new washing station gave over 1,000 coffee farmers above Fair-Trade value wages. With green coffee availability doubling for the company. Landon then assisted in establishing three new cafes in the Greater Atlanta Area, also doubling the retail operation of the company and sustaining the need for newly available green coffee from Kivu.
Landon decided to leave Land of a Thousand Hills in 2017 to pursue more consultative opportunities for small business. He always found himself working with Cafes in some compacity. In most of his experience around the service industry, he noticed a trend - Companies are failing to invest in their employees. He made up his mind that building a business model focused on employee development was the next step. However, Coffee was not ready for him to leave. After a year of freelance, Landon and David reunited to embark on their vision for a better small business model. They decided to start with coffee.