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ADVENT

The 2023 Coffee Advent Calendar is available for preorder now!

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TRENDING COFFEE:

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THE ROASTERY:

It's 2023 and we have boots on the ground sourcing coffees for the year. Keep in touch with new releases soon!

TEA:

New Teas offerings have launched now in eco sachets. We've taken weighing to the tenth of a gram out of your hands so that each cup is perfect. We suggest trying Onyx Tealight which has organic oats and honey along with black tea and cinnamon to create a complex sweetness and silky mouthfeel tea experience.

JON'S WISDOM:

Twitter is the K-cup of Coffee...

DISCOUNT:

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ADVENT

The 2023 Coffee Advent Calendar is available for preorder now!

YOU'RE WELCOME:

FREE shipping for orders over $40

TRENDING COFFEE:

Color Decay Kenya Gichathaini AA Panama Creativa Jose Porta Costa Rica Las Lajas Natural Kenya Karinga PB Cold Brew

ONYX IS MY PAL

FREE shipping for orders over $40

THE ROASTERY:

It's 2023 and we have boots on the ground sourcing coffees for the year. Keep in touch with new releases soon!

TEA:

New Teas offerings have launched now in eco sachets. We've taken weighing to the tenth of a gram out of your hands so that each cup is perfect. We suggest trying Onyx Tealight which has organic oats and honey along with black tea and cinnamon to create a complex sweetness and silky mouthfeel tea experience.

JON'S WISDOM:

Twitter is the K-cup of Coffee...

DISCOUNT:

Good job making it to the end of the ticker. Enjoy 1% off with discount code "edumicate"

Careers

Join our Team

We work to cultivate passion for coffee, people, and excellence amongst our teams. We want our people to be accepted, gain skill and expertise, to form relationships and commitment to each other. This happens when an entire group of people buy in to one another and to a desire to execute the highest level of hospitality and quality coffee possible. We want to see people make a career out of coffee. All are welcome. We also want our people to spend time here and then go on and do bigger and better things. Our team is what makes us Onyx.

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Positions

Almost everyone that starts at Onyx begins by working in the cafes. We believe that everyone, regardless of experience, should start at the beginning. Over the years our pay structure has changed as we’ve grown and as wage standards in coffee have increased. We maintain a 6 month review and raise structure for baristas and hourly workers, and a yearly review and raise structure for salary employees. All full time staff members are offered full medical insurance paid for by Onyx. We admit that we don’t do everything exactly right, but we truly value the people on our team.

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Baristas

Baristas positions are in one of our four cafes in Northwest Arkansas. We are looking for individuals that are passionate about people, about learning, and about contributing to the positivity that coffee and service can spread. There’s no coffee experience required, we train and equip everyone with what they need. It can take up to a year to progress through all of the training modules.

Baristas are guaranteed to make $16/hr with wages and tips. Across the four locations baristas average $21.05/hr.

-Full health insurance covered for 30+ hours/week team members
-Dental and vision offered
-Pay raises and evaluation every 6 months

Barista Trainers

Barista Trainers

Coffee knowledge and skills are the core from which we express hospitality and the representation of the entire supply chain that comes before the cafe. Our barista trainers are amongst some of the highest achieving coffee professionals anywhere. They lead our team’s passion, knowledge acquisition, skillset development, and influence coffee preparation methodologies in the cafe. Trainers work with our internal team and also with wholesale customers. Trainers develop new menus, work flows, and participate in the broader leadership team. There are 4 full time training roles.

Trainers average $47,250 per year. Reviews and salary raises are given every 6 months and are based on performance. Benefits include paid time off, full health insurance coverage, options for dental and vision.

Cafe Managers

Cafe managers are the leaders of our hospitality and retail footprint. We are looking for people who want to lead our team to develop skills in coffee, work skills, and a love for people and service. They perform all cafe functions, in shop team member training, contribute to development of workflow, implement new menus, participate in the broader leadership team, develop new hospitality methodologies, give encouragement and feedback to the team, lead cafe work culture, and generally care for anything customer or shop related.

Cafe managers average $47,000 per year which includes salary, commissions, and bonuses. Reviews and salary raises are given every 6 months and are based on performance. Benefits include paid time off, full health insurance coverage, options for dental and vision.

Production

Production is the team that takes the roasted coffee and turns it into the packages you receive in the shop or in the mail. This team is the backbone of our coffee program, handling orders of all kinds with intention and detail. We are looking for team members who can work quickly and with precision, can lift more than 25lbs regularly, and who are interested in working on a great team. This is a behind the scenes and important role.

Production team members average $15.65/hr which includes commissions on wholesale orders.

-Full health insurance covered for 30+ hours/week team members
-Dental and vision offered
-Pay raises and evaluation every 6 months

Production Managers

Production Managers organize and execute all of the daily coffee orders for wholesale and for retail. They lead the team, conduct training, organize schedules and logistics, give encouragement and feedback. They also contribute to innovation in technology and efficiency in our production facility. Other duties include managing inventory, communication within the company and to external logistics partners, utilizing software for efficiencies, problem solving and execution of tasks. Production managers must be people oriented, detail focused, and able to lift 50lbs consistently. There are 3 full time production manager positions.

Production managers average $48,000 yearly. Reviews and salary raises are given every 6 months and are based on performance. Benefits include paid time off, full health insurance coverage, options for dental and vision.

Roasters

Roasting is our core passion at Onyx. We utilize every modern technology to produce the absolute best coffee that we can. Our roasters are incredibly talented and committed to the art and science that happens in roasting. Our roasters are trained to utilize the full scope of technology and sensory skills to consistently produce great coffees. Requirements are ability to consistently lift 50lbs, proficiency in sensory skillsets and cupping, desire to learn mechanical maintenance, detail oriented, interest in learning about green sourcing and processing, and participation in overall leadership. There are 5 full time roasting positions.

Roasters average $44,000 per year. Reviews and salary raises are given every 6 months and are based on performance. Benefits include paid time off, full health insurance coverage, options for dental and vision.

Ownership

Ownership

Onyx is a family owned business that is owned, managed, and run by husband and wife team Jon and Andrea Allen. Andrea started working in coffee in 2002 as a barista, and fell in love with coffee and service. Jon joined her in 2003, and since then they’ve been working in the industry and growing in passion and knowledge.

Andrea Allen is the Chief People Officer, and works in all aspects of the business cultivating excellence through hospitably, service, and coffee preparation. She makes $90,000/year.

Jon Allen is the CEO, and directs and provides vision for the various aspects of the company as well as participating in QC and sourcing, creative direction and ideation, cafe and packaging design, and everything in between. He makes $90,000/year.

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