Incident Management Team coffee

Team C coffeeOne of the Type 2 Incident Management Teams in the Rocky Mountain Geographic Area has developed their own coffee. Jay Esperance’s Rocky Mountain Team C voted on a custom blend of beans (dark roast) and then worked with Absolute Java in Rapid City, South Dakota which blends, roasts, packages, and labels the bags. The label was created by the talented staff at Absolute Java.

The Team held a competition to choose a name. Some of the runners-up included: Monday Morning Mop-up, Grounds for Safety, In the Black Blend, and Smoky Ridge Roast. The winner was Goodness, Gracious Great Beans of Fire.

Jeni Lawver, a spokesperson for the South Dakota Division of Wildfire Suppression, the agency for which Mr. Esperance works, told us that anyone can purchase Goodness, Gracious Great Beans of Fire from Absolute Java, but it might take a while for them to blend, roast, and print up the label for the coffee.

Ms. Lawver said:

It’s been a fun, team bonding experience and we’re looking forward to brewing our locally roasted, good quality custom blend at ICP!


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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

3 thoughts on “Incident Management Team coffee”

  1. FYI – This coffee generates no profit. It is sold at distributer price. Good idea for a fundraising project though Ryan!

  2. Hey Bill,
    How ’bout they share the wealth and donate a portion of the proceeds to a certain foundation that many know and love!! I know I would be sure to purchase this brew, regularly.
    And will this be offered up at ICP’s run by the team?? Haha, awesome deal!


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