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Watch Sam Compete at Worlds! Here's How

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Watch Sam Compete at Worlds! Here's How

Sam and Reyna have been in Taiwan for a week now: seeing the sights, eating the food (jealous), and drinking the tastiest of drinks (again, jealous). And—most importantly—they've been preparing for Sam's final showdown on the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship stage! Competition officially begins Friday, November 17th and runs through Monday the 20th. It's worth noting that Taiwan is a day ahead of us, time-wise. But we've done the math, and we're ready to share the competition excitement... with you!Please join us on Instagram Live where Reyna will be live-streaming Sam's performances each day. Here's the competition schedule...

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Winner, Winner: Olympia Coffee Takes Two 1st-Place Spots at U.S. Coffee Championships

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Winner, Winner: Olympia Coffee Takes Two 1st-Place Spots at U.S. Coffee Championships

In a weekend abuzz with the nation’s most prestigious coffee competitions, Olympia Coffee showed up strong and took not one, but two first-place wins in the 2023 U.S. Coffee Championships! In the U.S. Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, Olympia Coffee co-founder Sam Schroeder took the top spot. And, in the U.S. Cup Tasters Championship, roaster and green coffee buyer Jake Donaghy nabbed first place with a perfect score sheet and the fastest time. The Coffee in Good Spirits Championship tests the limits of both coffee and cocktails, and Sam showed off his mastery of both mixology and coffee craft. After...

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The Road to the U.S. Barista Championship: USBC 2023 Qualifiers in Denver

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The Road to the U.S. Barista Championship: USBC 2023 Qualifiers in Denver
Wheels up to Denver: this weekend, March 3–5, we're headed out to the qualifiers of the 2023 U.S. Coffee Championships. And by "we," we mean the talented, passionate members of our team who have spent these past weeks in preparation mode for their respective events. Including Reyna Callejo, our Training and Innovation Director, who intends to woo the judges of this year's U.S. Barista Championships.

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Our 2023 Transparency Report Is Here

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Our 2023 Transparency Report Is Here

What is it that makes specialty coffee so, well, magical? For us at Olympia Coffee, it’s the people. The farmers and importers, roasters and production experts, baristas and cafe regulars — and so many others that support and shape us. It’s because of these people, living in diverse, vibrant communities across the globe, that we’ve grown our company around a core mission to work toward a coffee industry that’s equitable, ethical, and sustainable from seed to cup. So that everyone whose hands and hearts go into making this delicious, carefully crafted coffee can enjoy a better quality of life. That’s...

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Olympia Coffee & Moonrise Bakery: Now Living Wage Certified

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Olympia Coffee & Moonrise Bakery: Now Living Wage Certified
Olympia Coffee and Moonrise Bakery are proud to announce that we have just been certified as a Living Wage for Coffee Employer! And not only that, but we've been awarded the highest tier, Living Wage Leading Plus. In our mission to improve the quality of life for our staff, our coffee producers, and and our communities, this independent certification is a huge step towards the kind of transparency and accountability we believe in and advocate for.

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