Batdorf & Bronson Increases its Solar System

December 1, 2015, in a celebration that includes representatives from Puget Sound Energy, USDA, and Thurston Chamber of Commerce, Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters will officially “flip the switch” on their recently installed 9.9kW solar system. The ceremony will take place at 11:30 at the coffee roastery Tasting Room, 200 Market NE in Olympia. Long Read more

Events, Olympia, Sustainability

Coffee Brewing Blunders

Even coffee professionals make coffee brewing blunders on occasion. Everybody makes mistakes and when it comes to coffee, mistakes (or inattention more than likely) can make a stellar coffee less than great at any point, from the coffee farm to the coffee in your cup. Let us assume your coffee was grown under excellent conditions, Read more

Coffee, Coffee Education, Coffee Gear, Home Brewing

Meet Carolyn Skye

Saying the name Carolyn Skye is, to a certain degree, synonymous with talking about our brand and company.  Carolyn has been with Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters almost from day one back in 1986.  Hired by Dick Batdorf and Shannon Bronson, Carolyn began her coffee journey as a barista at our original coffee house on Capitol Read more

Coffee, Olympia, Our People

Coffee and Dessert

Martin and Lewis. Peas and carrots. Dick and Jane. Flotsam and jetsam. Salt and pepper. Lewis and Clark. Sweet and sour. Stars and Stripes. COFFEE AND DESSERT! Surely, coffee and dessert deserves a place among the greatest pairings in life. Indeed, for coffee lovers, dessert without coffee is like half a story, like Bert without Read more

Coffee, Coffee Education, Home Brewing

Kenyan Coffee – A Gift from the Owner of Snow

For hundreds of years the Kikuyu people have lived on the southern slopes of Mt. Kenya, the region where our Kenyan coffee, Kenya Kiangoi, is grown. Traditional spiritual beliefs hold that the snow covered peaks of Mt. Kenya are God’s throne on earth, which is why his name is Mwene Nyaga, meaning “Owner of Snow.” Read more


Tasting Coffee Part 2

In Part 1 of Tasting Coffee we didn’t talk about taste we talked about smell. In Part 2 we finally taste. Tongue! Finally, enough with the nose, move on to the main event, tasting coffee. To a large degree, tasting coffee is an assessment of the extent to which the coffee delivers on fragrance and aroma.  Read more

Coffee, Coffee Education, Home Brewing