Groundskeeper Willie Coffee Roasters was started by Attie and Will in a tribute to Dachshund Ralph.
The story started many years ago, founding a coffee roastery in Vancouver B.C. after attending a coffee forum in Atlanta Georgia. The roastery was a passion project in conjunction with an alternative business school, with a view to help underprivileged youth get a leg up in coffee and business.
Fast forward a few years, the rain in Vancouver kept falling and home in Australia was calling. The trio moved back to the Sunshine Coast and a few beers later… Willie was born.
meanwhile, in vancouver, we...
Started a small apartment fire while roasting on our Huky 500
Won two silver medals at Golden Bean
Helped underprivileged youth get a leg up learning about starting a business in coffee
Met some of our favourite producers in Nicaragua, and got to tell them them their coffee was awesome
Threw our roaster in the back of a U-Haul truck, built a makeshift crate and shipped him back home to Australia
Were voted one of Vancouver's top coffee roasters