Dancing Goats Coffee
Since 1988, the Dancing Goats® Coffee has been committed to ethical trading practices, sustainable roasting processes, and a relationship with the land, the people, and our team. We know that doing things the right way is the only way to make the perfect cup of coffee. It’s the only way to make sure we can keep pouring them for years to come.
LOW-IMPACT PROCESS. HIGH-IMPACT COFFEE. A BETTER WAY TO BREW.
OVER 30 YEARS OF SMART, SUSTAINABLE, EXCEPTIONAL COFFEE IN YOUR CUP
In the remote highlands of 9th century Abyssinia, now Ethiopia, a lone goatherd named Kaldi noticed his goats were full of energy, dancing, and prancing, after eating a small red fruit from a nearby shrub. Not wishing to be left out of the fun, he tried the cherries, and soon he was dancing too. According to legend, Kaldi and his goats had discovered coffee.
In 1988 we opened the Dancing Goats® Coffee Bar in Olympia Washington, serving locally roasted Batdorf & Bronson® coffee. A few years later, the two beloved Olympia institutions merged, paving the way for decades of innovation in the quest to create great coffee.
It’s a long road from Abyssinia to your cup. But we’re glad to be on that journey with you.
FROM FARMING TO ROASTING TO YOUR CUP: MAKING HIGH-IMPACT COFFEE FOR YOU
We want to do more than make the best coffee. We want to make it the right way.
Growing. We were building direct relationships with coffee farmers long before phrases like “Direct Trade” had any buzz. We’re proud to have decades-long relationships with many of our coffee producers around the world, promoting sustainable, environmentally-friendly processes that result in the best beans.
Processing. Our growing partners are the best at what they do. The cherries are picked at peak ripeness, milled, sorted, and shipped across the world.
Roasting. Our artisan roasters don’t begin roasting your beans until you’ve ordered them. That ensures maximum freshness for every order. It’s how we make sure you have the best cup of coffee possible.
Brewing. All of our staff receive in-depth training from our award-winning coffee instructors. Our baristas don’t even get to use the machine until they’ve spent a few months learning just the right way to make your drink.
We put a lot into our coffee. At every step of the way, we want it to be perfect when it hits your cup.
Visit the Tasting Room
Dancing Goats Tasting Room
200 Market St. NE
Olympia, WA 98501
Hours: Wed-Sun: 9AM to 4PM
The first of its kind, the Olympia Tasting room was designed to offer an intimate behind-the-scenes look at roasting while also sampling our coffee. Have a coffee question? Spend time with our barista. We have everything you need to be a home brewing expert including coffee as well as equipment!
*Custom tours for groups are available. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES IN NEARLY EVERY ASPECT OF BUSINESS
From the beginning, Dancing Goats® Coffee has been committed to producing outstanding coffee and doing more than our competitors. We wanted to do more for our farmers, more for our customers, and more for our environment. When running the day-to-day business of our company, we’ve used the same attention to detail that we put into perfecting each of our coffees. Dancing Goats® Coffee was the first 100% green-powered coffee roaster in the United States. As we grow our company, we will continue to have even more opportunities to exemplify what a business can do when it focuses on community and sustainability.
We are honored to join over 4,000 other companies in working to create more transparent and sustainable business practices!
If you’re familiar with us, you know we have long been known for our sustainability efforts. By becoming a B Corp Certified Company, we are further committing to operating as a force for good by maintaining continued efforts on environmental and socio-economic levels.
Master Recycler Certification from WSU Extension
In 2006, Maintenance Engineer, Jim Unzicker became a Master Recycler Composter (MRC), trained on how to reduce waste and increase public awareness of opportunities to prevent waste, recycle and compost. MRC volunteers serve with local organizations, community members, neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, or at special events encouraging waste prevention, recycling, and composting. On-going continuing education opportunities are provided to all MRC volunteers to stay up to date on the ever-changing landscape of recycling regulations, waste reduction techniques, and composting science.
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