Creating community and changing lives through a shared love of great coffee and the great outdoors. 

 Hikers on ledge overlooking Glacier Point. Photo by Nathan Shipps on Unsplash

Cup of black coffee warming next to a campfire. Photo by Alex Holt on Unsplash

It all started in a small town in Washington State, surrounded by orchards and situated in the the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. This is where I grew up and where I developed a love of the outdoors, an appreciation for community and a high regard for the farmers of the world. 

With so many friends and family  working as orchardists, I saw  firsthand the importance of  sustainable farming. I also saw the  damage caused by broken systems  that robbed hardworking farmers of  their living. 

  Bright red coffee cherries growing on coffee plant

This is why we focus on direct trade relationships at Sitka Coffee Roasters. We choose relationship over transaction, paying farmers for the quality of their product and working with them to share techniques and knowledge that will continue to improve their crops.

Burlap bag filled with green coffee beans

Purchasing directly from coffee farmers ensures the sustainability of their livelihood while pushing coffee to the next level.

Ripe coffee cherries on branch. Coffee farmer in Guatemala. Coffee plants growing on farm.

We roast our farm-direct beans to peak aroma, highlighting the natural characteristics of each variety and bringing you the best coffee has to offer. No matter where you are, there’s no reason not to have amazing coffee in your cup!

Three friends with lattes and iced coffee clink glasses in a toast. Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash


Travis Simmons, Owner & Roaster