Tony’s Coffee opened for business in 1971. From the beginning, we roasted in small batches, selecting the best beans we could find from around the world.
In the early years we roasted in our coffeehouse, a street level space in Fairhaven’s historic Terminal Building. We filled glass jars with freshly-roasted beans from Antigua to Yirgacheffe.
The coffeehouse brought locally-roasted coffee and espresso to Bellingham, becoming one of the cultural staples in the community. From the start, it was clear to us that coffee brings people together.
Our roasting operation has long since outgrown the coffeehouse, but we have never forgotten our roots. We are proud to call Bellingham home.
Even after 40 years as a coffee roaster, not a day goes by that we don’t discover something new. We have a passion for learning, which is why our crew regularly participates in coffee Roasters Guild workshops, studying roasting topics ranging from thermodynamics to sensory triangulation. Simply put, we’re constantly striving to develop the best flavors possible from our coffees.
We are keenly aware of the many hands it takes to prepare a great cup of coffee. Alfredo Pacas, a third-generation Salvadoran coffee farmer, and a direct trade partner of ours, says it best: “When I taste a great cup of coffee, I stop, because I know that it’s miracle.”
We travel every year to meet with farmers and taste improvements in cup quality. These relationships help to broaden our understanding and appreciation for all that goes into making a great cup of coffee.
We love sharing our passion for coffee. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a coffee roastery tour, to attend our public coffee cuppings, or find out about our latest seasonal coffee offerings.
Tony’s is committed to excellence as a coffee roaster serving Seattle and beyond. We’re proud of our Bellingham roots. Join the conversation at facebook.com/tonyscoffees