Archive for the ‘Sustainability’ Category

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

Coffee in the Garden

In our realm of the coffee industry we create an amount of “waste” or byproduct that would be expensive to dispose of in our refuse containers and it is not really trash.  So, what do we do with it…..we give it away for FREE!  And free is my favorite price for most anything, especially for Read more

What is Fair Trade Coffee?

When a product features the Fair Trade USA logo, the nonprofit organization Fair Trade USA has certified that the people who produce that product are justly compensated for their work; in the case of fair trade coffee, the Fair Trade logo indicates that coffee farmers have received a price per pound that equates to livable Read more

Rwandan Coffee Emerges

It is difficult to talk about Rwandan coffee without talking about the tragedies from which the coffee farming sector in that country recovered. Many coffee growing communities were decimated during the genocide 20 years ago and coffee farms were abandoned. Then, just when coffee growers were starting to rebuild and reestablish their farms and mills, Read more

What is Relationship Coffee?

Many roasters use the term “direct trade” to describe some or all of the green coffee they purchase for roasting, and there are numerous definitions of direct trade among roasters. At Batdorf & Bronson we use the term “Relationship Coffee” to describe not only the obvious, that we know the farmer personally and have visited Read more

Bicycle Commuter T-shirt Design Contest

Help us design our team’s t-shirt for this year’s Bicycle Commuter Contest and you could win a three-month coffee subscription!