Marley Coffee continues expansion

Marley Coffee, a sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan roasted gourmet coffee, announced new distribution with Gelson's Markets, one of the nation's premier supermarket chains, with 17 locations in California.

Just recently, all Gelson's markets will offer Marley Coffee Organic Ground 8oz. bags in the following varieties: Get Up Stand Up (light roast), One Love 100% Ethiopian Tirgacheffe (medium roast), Mystic Morning (medium roast), and Buffalo Soldier (dark roast).

"We are excited to team up with Gelson's Markets as they share our love for providing the highest quality products to customers," Rohan Marley, chairman at Marley Coffee, says. "We are committed to the earth and our communities, and are looking forward to spreading the love with the soulful aroma and delicious taste of our Marley Coffee."

The chain consists of seventeen Gelson's locations in California: Calabasas, Century City, Dana Point, Encino, Hollywood, Irvine, Marina del Rey, Newport Beach, Pacific Palisades, Pasadena, Santa Barbara, Sherman Oaks, Silver Lake/Los Feliz, Tarzana, Valley Village/NoHo, West Hollywood, and Westlake Village.

"Gelson's is an excellent addition to our family of retail partners as we continue to expand and make Marley Coffee accessible to coffee lovers," Brent Toevs, CEO, Marley Coffee, says. "We are excited to work with Gelson's, as we continue to expand our retail distribution in the US."

For the home, Marley Coffee currently offers two new varieties of Jamaica Blue Mountain Ground Coffee roasts and six varieties of certified USDA Organic Ground Coffee as well as Whole Bean Coffee and compostable Single-Serve At-Home Pods. The new Marley Coffee RealCup, compatible with most models of the popular Keurig-brand single-serve coffee brewers, will be available in September 2012 in an array of roasts for both home and office use.

Marley Coffee is also available for the trade in Traditional 2.5oz Fracs, compostable Single-Serve Breakroom Pods, and Branded Vending and Foodservice Solutions. In addition, the company recently introduced its first mobile retail concept, the Marley Coffee-brand Bike Caffe (, which has already started selling to franchise buyers.