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Quality-of-Life Belongs to All

Posted by Oliver Stormshak on

Quality-of-Life Belongs to All
We believe quality-of-life belongs to all, therefore we must also declare: Black Lives Matter.

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Try Dalgona Coffee ft. Instant Specialty Coffee from Olympia

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Try Dalgona Coffee ft. Instant Specialty Coffee from Olympia

Dalgona Coffee is the instant coffee craze that's taken the internet by storm--and for good reason, too. This fluffy, foam-filled froth bomb is a fun twist on a latte and only requires a few simple ingredients!  Mother's Day is just around the corner, and we totally recommend making this for your moms. The effort is worth it--your mom is worth it. Pick some up in our webshop or visit our cafes to grab a pack!  1 sachet Instant Olympia Coffee 1.5 tsp sugar 1.5 Tbsp hot water  8-10oz milk of choice (We used oat milk!) -------------------------------- Instructions: Step  1: Combine...

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Transparency Report 2019

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Transparency Report 2019

In 2019 we continued our industry-leading work at our coffees’ origins to ensure that everyone involved in its production is treated and compensated fairly. Again, we’re proud to report the highest published minimum pay to coffee farmers of any company we know of--more than double the guaranteed Fair Trade rates--and we’re continuing to set a progressive example by including all standards for all farm workers’ pay and safety in our coffee buying agreements. We call this work Fair For All, and it is detailed each year in our annual Transparency Report.  Transparency Transparency is a keystone in communicating the work...

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Tip Jar - A Benefit Coffee | 100% of proceeds donated to Employees

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Tip Jar - A Benefit Coffee | 100% of proceeds donated to Employees

“Tip Jar” is an employee-focused coffee that directly supports our baristas and roasters. 100% of proceeds from the sale of each bag of Tip Jar will be placed in a tip pool then given directly to staff members experiencing hardship due to the Coronavirus/Covid 19-caused downturn. In less than a week, our team went from working predictable hours to navigating a diminished schedule--and now, store closures. Still, nobody knows what the next few weeks will look like. Our employees have are in a precarious position, so we're using the thing we do best (coffee) to their benefit! By purchasing Tip Jar, you'll directly support your favorite baristas and enjoy...

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Try the Pour-Over Recipe We're Using in our Cafes

Posted by Alvin Kim on

Try the Pour-Over Recipe We're Using in our Cafes

There are lots of ways to make a stellar cup of coffee, but we've been using this tried-and-true recipe in our cafes because it pulls out amazing flavors and is super repeatable. For those of you who want to scale up or down, we brew using a 1:16.7 brew ratio. In other words, for every gram of coffee, we use 16.7 grams of water. One gram of water is equal to one milliliter of water.  24g coffee (Amparo Pajoy is great!) Kalita Wave, but any brewer will do! Don't forget the Filters! Gooseneck Kettle w/ 200°F water Scale that reads to 0.1g Timer (if your...

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