On his 25th anniversary of serving lattes, mochas and basic drip coffee to locals and visitors in Twisp, Michael Marchiney shared a morning brew this week with a diehard who’s started almost every day with a vanilla latte from Michael’s Espresso. Despite the milestone — running the espresso stand in Twisp for a quarter of a century, […]
No detail is too small for local roaster celebrating its 10th anniversary By Don Nelson You’ll hear the word “intentionality” a lot if you spend any time talking with Dan and Meg Donohue about Blue Star Coffee Roasters, the company they launched in Twisp 10 years ago. It’s an efficient way of summarizing how they […]
It’s a good thing Lori Loomis and Bob Gamblin don’t have to go far for a coffee break. Otherwise, they’d hardly get any time off at all.
Loomis and Gamblin, co-owners of Lariat Coffee Roasters in Winthrop, haven’t taken a real vacation since they started …
Early morning risers, this is for you: DropZone Coffee, located in the former Libke Insurance building on Highway 20 in Twisp, is now open from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday. For now, drip coffee (no espresso drinks), tea, cocoa, cider and baked goods are being offered; payment is by donation only, according to co-owner […]
Winthrop-based Lariat Coffee Roasters won two bronze medals at last month’s inaugural Golden Bean North America coffee competition. Lariat won medals for its Basecamp Espresso and Outlaw Espresso entries in the organic espresso category. The event was held Sept. 19 in Portland, Oregon. It is an extension of the Golden Bean roasters competition that has […]
Blue Star Coffee Roasters is inviting all “eastside” baristas to take part in a new event, The 509 Barista Jam, on June 7 and 8 at the company’s roasting plant in Twisp. The Barista Jam is intended to bring people from the coffee business together to learn about making the best espresso. Participants will take […]
By Don Nelson
Lariat Coffee Roasters of Winthrop is being asked by Twisp-based Blue Star Coffee Roasters to revise its logo and make other changes in its marketing efforts.
By DON NELSON A new brand called Lariat Coffee Roasters debuted last weekend in Winthrop with a stylish logo and distinct packaging, but everything else about the product will be familiar to coffee fans inside the valley and beyond. Lariat is the new moniker – and marketing theme – for Backcountry Coffee Roasters, which was […]