We Did It. We Won!

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We did it, we won!

Holy cow, we were totally gobsmacked when we received the announcement that we were one of the finalists in the coffee category for the national Good Food Awards competition – comprised of so many well respected roasters from around the country. And now we’ve won and we don’t even begin to share how we feel.

To say it’s a thrill is just so insufficient, so let me fill you in on what’s behind the awards, and what it means to be a winner.

The Good Food Awards recognize that truly good food—the kind that brings people together and builds strong, healthy communities—contains all of these ingredients. They take a comprehensive view, honoring people who make food that is delicious, respectful of the environment, and connected to communities and cultural traditions.’

This was the most competitive year ever for the Good Food Awards. The 120 coffee entrants had record high cupping scores. The top five scoring coffees from each region that met or exceeded a minimum cut off score of 84 were in the running to become Finalists, and underwent an additional, non-sensory related vetting process. In the West and Central regions, the competition was intense, with all finalists exceeding a score of 85.

Our goal from the first day we started roasting coffee, four years ago, has been to source the best coffees from around the world to share with our friends. Furthermore, we’ve set out to source coffees that are fairly traded, grown in natural environments that have not been deforested (nor the water systems befouled with the toxic chemicals used in conventional coffee farming) and that my local team earns true living wages.

Roast House team - you would be hard pressed to find more wonderful, talented, hard working, committed people, with truly our rising star - 21 year old Roaster Boy, Aaron Jordan.


We have not been alone in our process. We owe so much of the credit to Craig Holt of Atlas Coffee Importers, who first introduced these values and worked with us to make it happen. A heartfelt thanks to Craig and his team.

And of course we want to thank our coffee partners who are serving this coffee in their restaurants and coffee houses and encourage you to support them…

Eat Good, E.A.T. Marketplace, Mason Jar

Coffee is a seasonal crop, and this bean, Batzchocola is limited therefore we encourage you to try a bag of this award winning coffee and support the sustainable model practiced by these farmers. Buy it here, or pick up a full one pound bag at one of local grocery store partners…

Huckleberrys on Monroe & in Rosauers on N. Division, Main Market Co-op, all the Spokane Yokes Fresh Markets, Albertsons on 57th Ave and in Liberty Lake.


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