Batdorf & Bronson

Batdorf & Bronson is an Olympia, Washington based coffee roaster established in 1986.[2] Described by Lonely Planet as "Olympia's most famous coffee",[3] and by Fodor's as "a local roaster that can stand up to the best of Seattle".[4] The roastery operations are next door to the Olympia Farmer's Market in downtown Olympia.[5]

Batdorf & Bronson
IndustryFood products
Founded1986 (1986) in Olympia, Washington
HeadquartersWaterfront area,
Area served
Olympia, Washington; Atlanta, Georgia; Washington, D.C. (retail presence)
Worldwide via mail order[1]
BrandsDancing Goats

As a member of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership, the company is operated on 100% renewable energy,[6] the first U.S. coffee roaster to do so.[7] Batdorf was awarded by the State of Washington for excellent environmental practices in 2002,[8] and along with other Northwest entities who created the Western Washington Green Power Campaign, was awarded by the EPA in 2007 for their green energy promotion.[9] Batdorf coffee is also triple-certified (Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance shade-grown, and organic).[10][11]

In 2015, the company announced it would be expanding retail operations to the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.[12] The company also had a second roasting operation in Atlanta and retail outlet in Decatur, Georgia as of 2004.[13][14]

Notable peopleEdit

  • Robert Frith Jr. went from Batdorf to starting a Vietnam coffee import/export company[15]


  1. ^ Slatalla 2001.
  2. ^ "Coffee Tasting with Batdorf & Bronson", Return to Evergreen: Evergreen's Turning 40 (website), The Evergreen State College, 2012, retrieved September 14, 2015[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Bao et al. 2014.
  4. ^ Fodor's Travel Publications 2015, p. 910.
  5. ^ Williams 2015, p. 318.
  6. ^ "Partner Profile – Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters", Green Power Partnership, United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2010-11-17, archived from the original on 2015-10-16, retrieved 2015-09-14
  7. ^ BATDORF & BRONSON COFFEE ROASTERS, Northwest Eco-building guild
  8. ^ Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Practices: 2002 Winners, Washington Department of Ecology, 2002, archived from the original on 2017-02-27, retrieved 2017-02-26
  9. ^ Green Power Leadership Awards (PDF), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2007
  10. ^ McEachern 2008.
  11. ^ Chickowski 2012.
  12. ^ Sidman 2015.
  13. ^ Alexander 2004.
  14. ^ Travel + Leisure 2015.
  15. ^ Tuoi Tre 2015.




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