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Olympia Coffee & Moonrise Bakery: Now Living Wage Certified

Posted by Lori Bailey on

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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Expansion For Olympia Coffee Roasting Co

Posted by Oliver Stormshak on

Article by Sprudge.com Founded in 2005, Olympia Coffee’s flagship space on 4th and Cherry originally shared the building with Espresso Parts, who vacated the space when they moved to bigger digs in nearby Lacey, Washington in 2012. It’s this space that Olympia Coffee will begin occupying this spring, growing their operation from 2,000 to 6,000 square feet in the process. Plans call for a completely remodeled cafe featuring an entry and view out onto 4th Avenue, the city of Olympia’s main commercial thoroughfare, as well as a brand new roasting works anchored by a refurbished 23-kilo Gothot roaster from Germany;...

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Now Hiring Coffee Bar Manager

Posted by Oliver Stormshak on

Coffee Bar Manager Position Description The Coffee Bar Manager works as a member of Olympia Coffee’s Retail Team. S/he is supervised by the Retail Director, works in close collaboration with the Retail Trainer and supervises a team of Baristas in operation of the coffee bar. The Coffee Bar Manager is responsible for managing his/her coffee bar’s operational and financial success.   General Responsibilities Ensuring the store is providing consistently excellent products and service, and that the environment is inviting, clean, and well stocked. Building a well-developed and high performing team that works together collaboratively and upholds the Olympia Coffee Staff...

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2013 Year in Review

Posted by Sam Schroeder on

  Before January 1st, back in November of 2012 it was announced that we were Roast Magazine’s 2013 Micro Roaster of the Year. Naturally, we celebrated by throwing a huge party at our roastery on the November 15th our 7 anniversary of being in business. Our party was covered by the Weekly Volcano, and featured excellent coffee, organic beer, tamales and live music by Lazer Zeppelin and The Maxines. Capitol Boulevard build out By the time the first of the year rolled around we had just signed a lease on what was to become our Capitol Boulevard Coffee Bar. This...

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El Aguila Pacamara El Salvador selected as 14th top coffee of top 30 Coffees of 2013

Posted by Oliver Stormshak on

  The Coffee Review writes "This exceptional coffee was selected as the #14 coffee in the Coffee Review Top 30 Coffees of 2013. This lot is comprised entirely of the much admired, bold-bean Pacamara variety of Arabica, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a selection of the heirloom Bourbon. Finca El Aguila is owned by farmer Mauricio Ariz and his sons, who are fourth generation growers. Olympia Coffee is the only roaster in the United States to be offering this segregated Finca Aguila Pacamara lot. Olympia Coffee Roasting is a small-batch wholesale and retail roasting company with...

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