About Us

We’re all about the birds, family, friends, and of course, the dogs. It was this passion along with an appreciation for aromatic, delicious-tasting coffee that inspired four upland hunters to create Gundog Grind. This small business is based in a South Carolina town that is devoted to maximizing the social bonds created over coffee, family, and the love of the outdoors.

About Our Coffee

Full of rich, delicious flavor, our coffee is available in light and dark roasts, both of which have been crafted with a purpose. Every roast utilizes the very best green coffee beans from South America and Indonesia. Warm, inviting flavors, including Vanilla, Caramel, and Hazelnut are used to create delightful blends that are ideal for an early morning breakfast or a late afternoon spent recounting the day’s hunting adventures. We’re always designing and tweaking our exclusive gourmet blends that will draw upon the comforts and joys each season brings throughout the year.

The Brand

Gundog Grind isn’t just about the coffee. It’s a passion-fueled lifestyle founded by past experiences and relationships. But its greatest success will come when new meets old over a cup of Gundog Grind. The packaging was wonderfully illustrated by an artist and fellow hunter who captured the timeless beauty of America’s favorite hunting breeds. For lovers of English Setters, Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Cocker Spaniels, and German Shorthair Pointers, delicious Gundog Grind coffee is ideal for celebrating every day. It’s also there to ensure we have the energy and motivation to keep hunting, pointing, training and working for the future.

Gundog Goals

The gundog, outdoorsman and greater hunting communities are rich with brands, people and organizations dedicated to bettering things for new generations down the line. We want to both tap into this wealth of knowledge and resources as well as create a new blend that similarly motivated people can join. We want to ensure upland hunting grounds and wildlife habitat stay protected today and down the road. This guarantees avid hunters can continue spending valuable time with our dogs all while flushing birds and getting outside. Because we understand what it means to love the field, we will be partnering with organizations by donating a portion of every bag directly to these essential conservation groups.

Meet the Owners

Joe Whitman

Gundog Grind Favorite: Upland Roast

For as long as he can remember, Joe has lived with a genuine love for loyal birddogs. Filled with wanderlust, he desires to travel and hunt birds all across the world, but he’s also incredibly happy at home when he’s training and breeding his dogs. Deeply driven by a strong work ethic, he focuses his other time on serving his community and striving to help others in any way he can. Joe and his wife, Melissa, spend their days together at home with their Setters and Spaniels.

Marvin Carter

Gundog Grind Favorite: Dark Roast / Cocker Spaniel 

Raising two active boys and encouraging their love for the outdoors, it was simply a necessity for Marvin to have coffee in his life. His love for hunting and fishing has kept him motivated to stay outdoors with family during most days, yet his experience launching and managing small businesses keeps him very loyal to his customers. He knows the value of good products and service, and truly enjoys sharing Gundog Grind coffee with his wife Becky and others who appreciate a busy, productive lifestyle.

Matt Carter

Gundog Grind Favorite: Waterfowl Roast

Some of Matt’s most vivid memories growing up involve the days he spent hunting upland birds, deer, and turkey with his grandfather and dad. Later he became a Merchant Mariner, and it was during this time that coffee became an integral part of his daily routine. A combination of those lifelong lessons learned both in the field and while working at sea helped inspire Matt to come onboard with Gundog Grind’s mission to offer high-quality to the hunting community. He and his wife Emma have two children and love spending time with their pet Labrador.

Tim Brandt

Gundog Grind Favorite: Dark Roast / Labrador

Tim joined the team purely by sharing a passion for the hunting community. His shared interests for family, coffee and the outdoors are in perfect alignment with Joe, Marvin and Matt. Tim’s lifelong love-affair was sealed the day he finally held grandpa’s Winchester Model 12 in pursuit of ruffed grouse. Tim doesn’t own dogs (but loves them) and learned to finally drink coffee after he turned 30. But like hunting, coffee is a part of his daily personal, professional and family life. His growing family is his world and drives his commitment to Gundog Grind and giving back to the hunting community.

Every dog has its day.

Here’s to a few of our favorite breeds.