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Olympia Coffee Roasting

Updated: Nov 4, 2021

Olympia Coffee Roasting Contact:Oliver Stormskak Phone: 360-753-0066

About: Olympia Coffee's success is grounded in our quality-of-life mission, which has lead us to create direct trade partnerships with coffee farmers worldwide in eight countries spanning 3 continents. Our company wasn’t born into success; it has been built that way from the ground up. Olympia Coffee’s humble beginnings started 2005 in an unmarked warehouse in downtown Olympia. The story continues. "We exist to improve the quality of life for coffee farmers, for our staff and for our customers." Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. was founded in 2005 as a wholesale coffee roaster. At that time Sam Schroeder was hired as the first employee to do production and deliveries. In 2007 the roastery moved two blocks from its original location and opened a coffee bar hidden away on a side street with the simple goal of selling fresh roasted coffee and brewing every cup to order. The store had just four tables and featured windows into the roastery to showcase the roasting process. The Pacific Northwest has a rich history of coffee with roots in the 60’s and 70’s, that set the stage for a vibrant coffee culture that thrived in the 90’s. As the coffee culture started to saturate the northwest, innovative concepts and companies looked towards population centers where specialty coffee was emerging throughout the US and the world. Since the 90’s the most exciting developments in coffee have been shifting away from the Pacific Northwest to cities like Los Angeles, Melbourne, and Oslo. Meanwhile, in the Pacific Northwest companies that help to create excitement for specialty coffee had become complacent in their success and averse to change and innovation. Oliver and Sam saw an opportunity with Olympia Coffee to create a strong independent coffee roaster in the heart of the Pacific Northwest that will bring our coffee culture into the twenty-first century. Delivering new and delicious ideas by old, yet fun methods. The coffee industry is young and evolving, in particular we have seen innovation accelerate in the last decade to generate exquisite coffees unlike any we have ever tasted before. The coffee of today has the potential to be better than at any point in history. This is primarily the result of better relationships and communication throughout the coffee chain, which has allowed us to understand and control the variables that contribute to the flavors of a coffee. Having strong direct trade partnerships allows unprecedented control over the flavors of a coffee. From varietal selection, to day lot separation, to experimental processing we have never had a greater ability to seek out and shape the flavors we want to experience in a coffee. This combined with better understanding of the science behind, as well as a more detailed approach to, roasting and preparing coffee allows us unlock those amazing flavors inherent in each coffee, which has in turn fueled our growth and our accolades. Success and recognition feels great but what we really love is for creating and sharing extraordinary coffee with our community in the Pacific Northwest and with our friends throughout the world. WHAT W Capabilities Industries




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