Randy and I are thrilled to be opening the 2013/14 ski season as the exclusive coffee roasters for Schweitzer Mountain Resort. We won the contract over the off season, as Schweitzer was able to open up the bidding process to regional roasters. We have been busy developing new signage for a cool, vintage look that fits well given the 50th Anniversary of Schweitzer this year.
This contract is especially rewarding for us because Schweitzer and skiing have been such a huge part of our lives. This mountain was a key reason in both my brother and I relocating our families to Sandpoint. Skiing is a huge passion for both of us, and something that has always bound us closer as brothers. Our business was literally created in 2008/09 over repeated rides on Chair 6, and we dedicated all our original blend names to Schweitzer runs. What's more, our families are connected to this resort. Randy's daughter Lillie took her first steps in Schweitzer Village, and our kids have been on skis since they could walk!
We have also installed brand new, top of the line, brewers and grinders throughout the resort, dialing in the machines for the perfect brew. We'll feature our Organic Siberia Dark Blend, Organic Big Timber Blend, Organic Chair 6 Breakfast Blend, and Headwall Espresso - our existing blends that have always been named in honor of Schweitzer ski runs and our favorite chairlift. We'll also mix in our favorite Single Origin coffees in Mojo Coyote Cafe and Chimney Rock Grill. At Gourmandie Wine Bar, a handcrafted 'pourover' coffee will be offered, which is a superior brew method that we offer at our own cafe. They will feature exceptional single origin coffees, including our limited line of Roaster Reserve offerings. Our packaged coffee and other merchandise will be available at Gourmandie and Mojo Coyote Cafe.
It's been an absolute pleasure partnering with the team at Schweitzer, and we look forward to working together on numerous initiatives. One thing we've done is purchase a co-branded travel mug for all 500+ employees, who can re-fill their mugs anytime at Evans Brothers or Schweitzer for just $1. We'll be doing numerous tastings throughout the season. Look for us also to be heavily involved in many of the fundraising and other events that Schweitzer a