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Blog — pour over brewing

Third and Fifth place finish in the US Coffee Championships

Posted by Oliver Stormshak on

Recently, three of our team had the immense honor of representing Olympia Coffee Roasting and the Pacific Northwest overall at the United States Coffee Championships in Long Beach, California. Co-owner Sam Schroeder, Retail Trainer Brady MacDonald, and Downtown Coffee Bar Manager Alex Choppin qualified for this prestigious event by competing at the regional level in October. There, Alex placed Second in Brewer's Cup, Brady placed Second in Barista Championship, and Sam was crowned Northwest Barista Champion. At the U.S. Coffee Championships Sam, Brady, and Alex all had strong showings in the semi-finals round of each competition. Brady's routine focused on ingredients from the Puget...

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Micro Roaster of The Year: A Video

Posted by Oliver Stormshak on

Olympia Coffee Roasters - Roaster of the Year 2013 from Voortex Productions on Vimeo. We are proud to share with you a video about our company. We strive to be a company that provides excellence in everything we do. Thanks to our retail, and wholesale customers, that allow us to do what we love.

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New Location! Capitol Blvd.

Posted by Oliver Stormshak on

Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. will be opening its third café at 2824 Capitol Blvd. in Olympia’s historic Wildwood Building in early 2013.  Built in 1938, the Wildwood Building is located at the connection of four Olympia neighborhoods: South Capitol, Wildwood, Governor Stevens, and Carlyon in Olympia, Washington.     The new café will continue Olympia Coffee Roasting Co.’s commitment to the highest standards in coffee brewing, espresso preparation, and customer service. Every coffee beverage will be ground and brewed per cup and per order by a skilled barista. In addition to espresso beverages, the menu will include hand-brewed, pour-over coffee...

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Coffee Lab

Posted by Sam Schroeder on

  Over the past several weeks we have been hard at work building a state-of-the-art espresso training lab and cupping room attached to our roastery.  In designing the Coffee Lab we wanted it to be bright and welcoming with the overall feel and bar flow to match our cafes.  Building it was a lesson in DIY wood working with an eye towards green building.  In construction we decided to use reclaimed materials whenever possible.  My father Dale Schroeder built the cabinets using reclaimed Doug Fir Flooring, the counter tops were sourced locally through Windfall Lumber, and the cupping table is...

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Pouring Over

Posted by Oliver Stormshak on

We have an exciting change to our coffee brewing program at Cherry Street. We are retiring our Clover brewer and shifting to manual pour-over brewing. We have long been fans of pour-over coffee and have offered it in addition to Clover brewed coffee for the past two years. The time has come to make the full switch. We will still grind and brew every cup of coffee fresh as we have since we opened the doors of our Cherry Street Cafe in 2007. The pour-over brewing method we have selected is the same method that we used to claim the...

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