It’s the 1980s again— where were you? If you were on the West Coast, you might remember the very beginnings of the “coffee scene”; you may even remember the very first cup of coffee that made you fall in love. Batdorf & Bronson® was founded in the 1980s— the first coffee roaster in Olympia, Washington’s capital city— by a couple who decided to pursue their newfound passion.
Now 30 years later, Batdorf & Bronson® is one of Olympia’s top destinations for freshly roasted, specialty coffee. A true marriage of the old and the new, their cafes are airy and bright, with wood-paneled walls and shiny copper trim. Their blends are nostalgic by nature— the Dancing Goats® Blend is named for one of their first espresso cafe— but fun by design. Really, what could be more fun than a Dancing Goat?
But with all the best modern classics, the modernity just elevates the classic to a new level. Batdorf & Bronson® source their own beans, roast everything to order, and emphasize freshness in a way that resonates with real coffee lovers. They’ve won awards for their sustainable roasting techniques, and were the first 100% renewable energy powered coffee roaster in the US. They are the anti-snob, approachable and friendly, their website filled with brewing techniques, their coffee tasting room modeled after a winery experience, and their coffee roasted to be versatile, delicious by a dozen methods. No pretense, no hipsters, just a great cup. Brew a cup, tap your toes… before you know it, you might be dancing with the goats.