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Hello, Worlds: Follow Sam to the World Coffee in Good Spirits Competition

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Hello, Worlds: Follow Sam to the World Coffee in Good Spirits Competition

For weeks now, one could peek through the windows of our Columbia City Training Lab and likely find Sam Schroeder bent intently over some coffee cocktail concoction. Usually, the Olympia Coffee co-founder—and winner of this year's U.S. Coffee in Good Spirits Competition—would be joined by his coach and teammate Reyna Callejo. A fellow U.S. Coffee Champs competitor, flavor master, and dauntless perfectionist, Reyna is the ideal co-conspirator. Especially when the challenge is that of winning the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship. Together, Sam and Reyna have spent these past weeks working through round after round of practice runs. They've...

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A New Look & Feel for Olympia Coffee

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A New Look & Feel for Olympia Coffee

Coming soon to our retail and web store shelves...! Launching October 31st, 2023, we here at Olympia Coffee are excited to roll out an updated brand look and feel across our packaging, merchandise, and website. Meet our new "Seed to Cup" brand package: beginning with a first crop of six newly re-designed coffee bags in a fresh, vibrant color palette. Created in conjunction with Bogotá-based S&Co., these new bags feature a modern, wrap-around illustration by artist Jonathan Calugi—an homage to the seed-to-cup story so central to Olympia Coffee’s mission and values. Also on display are updated labels (made locally in...

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Natural Wonders: Three Unique Takes on Natural Processing

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Natural Wonders: Three Unique Takes on Natural Processing

When we talk about flavor in coffee, we’re never talking about just one factor. From the varietal of bean to the soil it grew in—all the way to how it fermented and dried, and how it was roasted—flavor is a journey, a story in the making. And it ends, most deliciously of all, with a sip from your very own cup.True, we talk a lot about coffee processing: the factor we’ve found to have the most pronounced impact on flavor. And no process is richer in history and tradition than the natural process. An age-old technique mastered first in Ethiopia,...

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Coffee Cocktail Hour: Flash Brew Negronis

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Coffee Cocktail Hour: Flash Brew Negronis

In case you missed it, last week (September 18-23) was Negroni Week. But is it too late to participate? Never!Last weekend, we celebrated in true Olympia Coffee fashion: by creating our own spins on the classic bitter-sweet, equal-parts cocktail. Typically a spirit-forward drink, the Negronis we crafted in our Columbia City cafe were distinctly missing the booze. Yet not missing out on deliciousness — thanks to a flavor-rich, flash-brewed coffee concentrate made with our Big Truck blend. Oh, and a few noteworthy favorites from our non-alcoholic spirits cabinet. Our U.S. Coffee in Good Spirits Champion Sam Schroeder is off to...

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Now Sourcing: Nariño, Colombia

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Now Sourcing: Nariño, Colombia

Nothing like the thrill of a new beginning. And when it involves one of our very favorite growing regions in Colombia? Color us excited.We here at Olympia Coffee are pleased to begin a new partnership in the Colombian department of Nariño, an area known for producing coffees with outstanding flavor and competitive quality. And, with the help of our friends at Caravela Coffee, we're now able to bring you the best of the best of what Nariño has to offer. Say hello to our newest sourcing partnership: the Taita Project, based in the community of Consaca, Colombia. At Olympia Coffee,...

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