Positively West Virginia
Positively West Virginia
Episode 51: Couple Turns Love of Coffee into Successful Business- Ridge Roasters Coffee

Ryan and Carley Lemley and their family

Ryan Lemley is the owner of Ridge Roasters Coffee. Ridge Roasters Coffee is a roasting company that locally roasts the finest coffees from Honduras, Ethiopia, Guatemala and other countries in small batches to the most exacting standards. The result is an exceptional coffee roast that has won the hearts and pallets of coffee lovers across the mountain state. Ryan and his wife Carley are coffee lovers, and they have turned their obsession into a thriving business. What started out as a hobby is now a full time business and their mission is to share fresh roasted, deliciously smooth coffee with their friends, family and community around the state of West Virginia and beyond.



  • 3:00 Fill in the gaps of that brief introduction.
  • 3:59 How did you get started in this business?
  • 6:10 What is your 30 second elevator pitch?
  • 7:04 Talk about the coffees you are roasting.
  • 8:26 How does the whole roasting process work?
  • 9:11 Is each roast different?
  • 9:31 What is your favorite way to brew these beans?
  • 10:10 What is the thing you are most excited about for your company right now?
  • 11:00 What was been your worst business moment so far?
  • 13:12 What is the best thing about being in business in West Virginia?
  • 14:15 What was been your best business moment so far?
  • 15:43 When did you know it was time to start your business?
  • 17:15 How does your faith tie into your business?
  • 18:13 Positively West Virginia Commercial Break.
  • 18:51 What is the long term vision for your business?
  • 19:54 Where are your products sold?
  • 20:51 How do you go about attracting new customers?
  • 22:07 What is one piece of advice you would give an entrepreneur?
  • 23:54 What is one thing you do everyday that contributes to your success?
  • 26:35 What is one resource you use in your business you can’t live without?
  • 27:50 What is one book you would recommend?

Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen

  • 29:17 If you could meet one person in West Virginia who would that be?
  • 30:12 Anything else we haven’t talked about that you would like to cover?
  • 31:41 What is the best way for people to get in contact with you?