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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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Cool Weather Coffees

Posted by Oliver Stormshak on

  The season has changed. Cooler weather, rainy dark days. In the garden little is left to harvest if anything.  We understand this cycle as a way of life, a natural pattern to the year. Let us remember too that our coffees are also in a cycle of season. And as of now we are making that turn into coffees that were harvested last summer in the areas of the world below the equator. Savor the last sips of your favorite coffee from Central America because they will be gone soon. Hold your mug up for the first sips of...

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A Rare Opportunity: Olympia Coffee Roasting Seeks a Production Coffee Roaster

Posted by Oliver Stormshak on

  Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. Seeks a Production Coffee Roaster Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. is seeking a talented individual to fill one of our company’s key positions: production roaster.   About our company: Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. is a small company focused on sourcing, roasting, and brewing exceptional coffees. We are based in Olympia, Washington, the heart of the Pacific Northwest, and have recently been named the prestigious 2013 Micro Roaster of the Year by Roast Magazine. In the coming years, we will continue to build on that honor, growing our retail and wholesale presence throughout the Northwest and nationally....

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Olympia Coffee Wins 2013 Roaster of the Year Award!

Posted by Sam Schroeder on

  Olympia Coffee Roasting Company took top honors in Roast Magazine's 2013 Micro Roaster of the Year Contest.  From Roast magazine:         "Roast magazine’s Roaster of the Year award recognizes companies that roast coffees of superior quality, exemplify a dedication to sustainable practices and employee education, and demonstrate a commitment to the coffee industry, among other criteria." Read the full article. (Download|PDF) We are incredibly honored to receive this award.  It is a testament to all of the work we do sourcing coffee direct, roasting it with care, and creating perfect drinks in our cafes.  We are intensely grateful...

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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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