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Tulsa Entrepreneur Introduces Roots Java Coffee


Clifton Taulbert, a Tulsa-based author and entrepreneur, has entered the multi-billion dollar national coffee supply chain with Roots Java Coffee. African Bean Company is the first nationally certified, African American owned coffee supply company providing national distribution including the territories, according to Taulbert. The company’s coffee is branded Roots Java Coffee.

From small communities on the Mississippi Delta to sidewalk cafés in Los Angeles and New York, consumers are drinking more and more coffee—helping to drive this multi-billion dollar industry, Taulbert says. African Bean Company, founded by Dr. Fitzgerald Hill, is making history in their 5th operational year as he and his partner, Taulbert (president & CEO), ensure that African Americans are also on the owner/supply side of this industry.

The company’s rich tasting coffees are the result of beans grown by independent Rwandan farmers in the fertile, high mountain region of the country. These farmers, many of whom survived the horrific genocide, are now transforming their lives and their country by growing and harvesting some of the most sought-after coffee beans in the world.

Taulbert, who heads the operations of this national company, always smiles when asked about their market receptivity. “Roots Java’s smooth and with no bitter aftertaste is winning customers nationwide. But it’s still not easy to tackle a market that is dominated by major international corporations with little or no room for a start-up company to play,” Taulbert says. “However, African Bean Company is here for the long haul. Using entrepreneurial tactics and plain ol’ hard work, they are making their way into homes (online) with their signature 12 oz. bags of Ground and Whole Bean, along with their 42 count/cases of filter and fractional packs for commercial businesses (large and small), including academic institutions commercially delivered across America. The brand’s smooth taste is rapidly becoming a highly sought-after item for holidays and special occasion gift giving and corporate gifts by loyal customers nationwide.”

African Bean Company, LLC is a privately owned enterprise with operational headquarters in Tulsa. To learn more call 918-584-0414 or visit the website:

Updated 01-16-2018

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