Launched in late November, Holderness Coffee Roasters is now Corvallis’ newest brand of the beloved black bean. Paul and Lisa Tostberg, co-owners of Coffee Culture, have been roasting beans for their four local cafes since 2012, and have been in the Corvallis coffee business since 1993. Their first venture: a specialty coffee drive-thru.
“The drive-thru coffee kiosk was a brand-new concept at the time,” Paul said. “We had no way of knowing that coffee would be a successful enterprise, so we developed film as well! As specialty coffee grew up, so did we—we dropped the film-developing to focus entirely on coffee, and eventually began roasting our own beans.”
Holderness Coffee Roasters, their new stand-alone retail brand, hopes to share all those years of experience with the rest of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. “Our cafes are very successful, and we have a great roasting team whose passions extend beyond our own shops. We’re excited to support those passions—traveling more frequently to countries of origin, and cultivating relationships with importers and small-lot producers,” Lisa said.
Here for the holidays, Holderness’ Festivus Holiday blend joins their other single-origin and blended coffees currently on offer with creamy notes of milk chocolate, ripe fruit, and red wine.
So far, Holderness coffees can be found at any of Coffee Culture’s Corvallis cafes, or online at www.holdernesscoffeeroasters.
By Matthew Hunt