Stevens Pass: A New Season

When I was 10 years-old I was initiated into the world of alpine skiing, riding a bright yellow school bus full of (mostly) happy youngsters up winding Highway 2 to Stevens Pass Ski Area. We looked up at those gleaming white peaks as we stepped off the bus into the crusty snow of the parking Read more

Collaboration, News, Olympia

Dancing Goats at Ponce City Market Atlanta

When our owners first toured what has been transformed into the Ponce City Market over three years ago, it was a mess. The hulking brick shell of what was once a Sears & Roebuck store, distribution center, and regional office had been mostly empty for 30 years. But Jamestown Properties had a vision for what Read more

Atlanta Local, Collaboration

Batdorf and The Atlanta Film Festival, a Great Partnership

We love supporting companies and organizations who share our ideals whether they make coffee or omelets or evenings. Once we got to know the folks with the Atlanta Film Festival we knew we were kindred spirits.  The Atlanta Film Festival–one of only two-dozen Academy Award® qualifying festivals in the country–is the area’s preeminent celebration of Read more

Atlanta Local, Collaboration

What Does Coffee Have To Do With Submarines?

Prior to passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906, truth in labeling wasn’t a thing. For coffee, that meant you could say the coffee was from anywhere. Coffee drinkers liked coffee from exotic places, like Mocha or Java. (or a blend of both!) For much of the later part of the nineteenth century Read more

Coffee, Coffee Education, Coffee Stories