Real People, Really Good Coffee: Wild Goose Coffee

If one word could describe the mission of Wild Goose Coffee Roasters’ Nathan Westwick & Joe Capraro it would be community. This amazing duo has not only set the bar high with quality coffee, but have made their business into a vital part of the Redlands, California community.

From a humble start in 2008 at local farmers market, Wild Goose now sells thousands of pounds of fresh roasted coffee, and with each sale, food is donated to local food banks and charities.

Nathan Westwick generously offered to allow us an interview. Read more

Real People, Really Good Coffee – Don & Erik Anderson – Colorado River Coffee Roasters

Our Real People, Really Good Coffee this week spotlights Don & Erik Anderson, owners of Colorado River Coffee Roasters in Boulder City, Nevada in Greater Las Vegas.

Don Anderson retired as a teacher & administrator for the Clark County School District after 30 years. In 2009, he and son Erik decided to pursue a life long passion of producing fine roasted coffees. Don had been frustrated with the quality of coffee encountered in the Las Vegas marketplace, and decided to roast his own.

Starting small, this father and son team began with a modest 3 kilogram roaster to see what kind of market response there might be.

After all, Vegas hadn’t been known as a coffee Mecca. Read more