Meet Hilary Yarbrough Part II

Read Meet Hilary Yarbrough Part 1 HERE A: Why do you think so many artists, musicians and writers get pulled into working in coffee?  Why does it work for you? H: Coffee jobs have great hours, and I think everyone knows that.  It’s pretty easy to work in coffee and have a life outside of Read more

Atlanta, Our People

Meet Hilary Yarbrough Part I

The coffee industry has always attracted an abundance of creatively minded individuals.  This may be due to the fact that many creatives use coffee to help fuel their focus when inspiration hits.  It may also be due to the fact that coffeehouses, since their inception, have nurtured like-minded people in collaborations and idea sharing. For Read more

Atlanta, Our People

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