Author Archives: Chris

Starting Your Own Private Label Coffee Company

Paper Bag Mockup

When starting a private label coffee business there are many things that need to be considered. For the purpose of this post, I will identify a few items to help get you started and on the path. For the tldr crowd, see the bullet list below. Private Label Coffee In a Nutshell Identify your target […]

Christopher Peneguy and Stevie Guillory’s mission: caffeinate the world

(Photo by Don Kadair)

GABRIELLE BRAUD | @GABRIELLEBRAUD MAY 11, 2016 | BUSINESS (Photo by Don Kadair) At the end of a long week, Stevie Guillory and Christopher Peneguy can usually be found in their warehouse, garage door rolled open, some Jimmy Buffett music playing and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee filling the 1,500 square-foot-space on Airline Highway. […]

Get Caffeinated with Cafeciteaux Coffee Roasters

Cafeciteaux Cupping Coffee

Published Feb 15th, 2016 by Sydney Blanchard Stevie Guillory and Chris Peneguy, the co-founders of Cafeciteaux Coffee Roasters based in Baton Rouge, met when they lived across the street from each other. The two became friends, and it was inevitable that after a couple of beers they’d dream up all sorts of potential business ventures. […]

Why you don’t see Cafeciteaux on other coffee subscription sites

I’m asked from time to time to join in on this new trend in coffee subscription services.  I get several phone calls and emails a month and I try to be nice and listen to what they have to say.  It’s a flaw that I’m working on.  Then the guy on the other end of […]

Journey to the Darkside

Roast Progressions We were roasting some pretty dark profiles the other night for a client and decided to whip out the GoPro and take a little video through the sightglass to show you how the coffee beans change color as the roast progresses.  From the color of the roast and the smell at specific times, […]

Cafeciteaux was ranked in the Top 25 coffee companies in the world!

We apparently are one of the top 25 coffee companies in world!  This is coming from the, but hey, I’ll take it. excerpt from “List of best coffee brands in the world – Top 25 best coffee companies worldwide in the USA, UK, Austria, Belgium, India, Germany, Australia, Croatia, Italy, Switzerland and Canada. […]

1 Year ago on the 4th of July we delivered our first order to Alexander’s Highland Market. Reid Alexander met with us during our planning stages and agreed to give us a shot. We are eternally grateful to the Alexander family and their love for quality local products and their support of small business. The […]

Two Baton Rouge Neighbors Are Leading A New Brew Trend

Published June 2015 The Guillorys and the Peneguys live just across the street from one another. Their daughters grew up together, and camaraderie flows freely between the households. (“When I make dinner on the weekends,” said Guillory, “it’s understood that I’m making extra for [the Peneguy family] too.”) [Read More]

Coffee Pairings for Girl Scout Cookies

Coffee Pairings for Girl Scout Cookies

It’s that time of the year again! The Girl Scouts of America band together and hit up every parent, parents office, parents friend, distant relative, and wal-mart within a 100 mile radius to sell us a little piece of happyness. We are inundated with these delicious confections that instantly make us feel guilty for consuming […]

Le Pari – “The Gamble”

What’s Up Everybody, Starting a business let alone a specialty coffee roastery is a daunting task for even the most seasoned of business men. It is a road filled with crazy hairpin turns, potholes, and straightaways (my analogy for a milestone). Finding a home, purchasing equipment, sourcing coffee, and stopping at every coffee shop within […]

St. George Fair Volunteer Signups

Looking for something to do on Oct. 11-12th? Well look no further than here.  We are looking for volunteers to assist us in manning the coffee booth for the St. George Fair. I have a sign-up sheet below for those who are interested in hanging out, enjoying free coffee, and some great camaraderie.  The fair […]

Big Flavor in Small Batch Brewing

Published August 14, 2014 It’s fitting that Chris Peneguy and Stevie Guillory sold their first bag of locally roasted coffee on July 4th. After all, Cafeciteaux is a celebration of independence, not only across America but right here in the Bayou State, where a melting pot culture has produced unique flavors and traditions. [Read More]

Brazil, Colombia, Sumatra, Tanzania, Oh My…..

Well, we have some new lots in that frankly, I wasn’t sure they were going to arrive. The nature of the coffee game can be tricky when you are dealing with several different entities each with a different part to play in the singular goal of getting coffee to you. But, alas everything is here and […]

What Is Specialty Coffee?

What is specialty coffee? That is a fairly good question that was asked of me the other day while giving out samples with a little added coffee education. When one hears the word specialty, they instantly think that its better or “special”, well, that is true. Specialty coffee is “measurably” better than the commodity coffee […]

Espresseaux Italiano : From the Lab

This espresso blend has been a work in progress for some time. The brainchild of Chris, who revels in excellent espresso and believes in keeping tradition alive.  He has primarily been keeping to himself in the espresso lab, patiently waiting to kick off the comeback of the traditional Italian espresso. While we arent trying to […]

Guatemala Highland Coffee Presidium

The Highland Coffee Presidium was created with the help of Slow Food International. The presidium is a local project with the goal to find a viable future for small scale producers of regional, artisanal food. Today this presidium represents four cooperatives comprised of about 150 small producers. The Slow Food movement aims to support small-scale […]

Coffee Cupping: A How To Guide

Coffee Cupping

Thinking of an analogy for coffee cupping has made my head hurt. Coffee cupping in not like wine tasting and should not be regarded as such, even though every site on the internet says so.  The reason I say that it is dissimilar is that when consumers taste wine, the wine will taste the same the […]

Cafeciteaux looks to bring quality coffee to B.R.

Published Jul 17, 2014 at 9:58 am (Updated Jul 17, 2014) Locals Christopher Peneguy and Stevie Guillory have been home-roasting coffee beans for a few years now. After surprising themselves with the results, they started eyeing the Baton Rouge market. “You couldn’t buy what we were making,” Peneguy says. “It made sense to try to […]