Render of what will one day be the Ember. Beans travel along an interior cylinder and cascade over the top to travel up again. Everything is pre-programed, so you just press it on, and watch it roast.
Hi, my name’s Randy Warner. I’m a copywriter from Dallas, TX. I’ve worked loads of odd jobs, started a couple of businesses and learned from some really great people. I’ve just finished an extended internship at VML in Kansas City where I worked primarily on NAPA Auto Parts. It was a great experience where I was able to have work produced in print, social and radio.
When I was in school at SCAD, I was fortunate enough to learn from Luke Sullivan, author of Hey Whipple, Squeeze This. He taught me many things, but the main thing was to make sure my ideas fit on a Post-It Note and that they don’t shut up.
In addition to being crazy about advertising, I’m a huge coffee addict. So much so that I built my own coffee roaster while in school and sold my coffee for beer money. That’s how my first business venture, Squad Car Coffee, was born. I loved home roasting so much that I found the great industrial designer, Jake Phillips, to help me design a roaster aimed at the mass market called The Ember. If you don’t want to hire me, feel free to invest!