Island Experience

Coffee in the San Juan Islands

Find your favorite blends or try something new!

Jazzy music, cozy couches, and a hot cup of coffee. That's the quintessential Seattle coffee shop, made popular by Starbucks. But in the San Juan Islands, coffee is brewed a bit differently. Cozy couches overlook sweeping island vistas, bustling harbors, and quaint villages. Jazzy accompaniment is often performed live by island musicians and that hot cup of coffee is locally brewed. 

Island shops create their own blends, local roasteries keep inns and restaurants fully caffeinated, and regional favorites are imported to a few local stops. Find your old favorites or try something new as you explore the coffee options in the San Juans!

Local Goods Coffee

Local Goods, an Orcas Island coffee roasting and small-batch foods company, is known for roasting organic, Fair Trade coffee. "We believe in supporting ecologically-responsible agriculture and more equitable approaches to trade."

Find Local Goods Coffee:

San Juan Coffee Roasters

"We are proud to say that any coffee purchased from the San Juan Coffee Roasting Company is a mere 24-48 hours out of the roaster." This Friday Harbor company roasts small batches every day to ensure the fullest flavor. 

Find San Juan Coffee Roasting Company's labor of love:

Stumptown coffee

Stumptown Coffee is a Portland, OR classic. Now with three other cafes, a roastery and a tasting annex in Portland, as well as locations in Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New Orleans, it's finally finding its way to the Islands!

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Other Coffees

Tony's Coffee, a Bellingham, WA company, has been roasting coffee since 1971. Roasted in small batches, Tony's coffee prides itself on a close relationship with its Salvadoran partners and suppliers. Find Tony's at the Mansion at Rosario Resort.

By the Bean offers six distinct blends specially produced to appeal to a wide range of coffee lovers. All blends are artisan roasted from 100% Arabica beans and offer balanced aroma, body and flavor for every taste. Find By the Bean coffee at the Lopez Islander Resort on Lopez Island.

Other specialty coffees like Torrefazione Italia can be found at Downriggers, and Graffeo italian coffee is served at Inn at Ship Bay. And of course, you can find Starbucks coffee at Roche Harbor Resort.

Catkin Cafe on Orcas Island, Photo by Dana Halferty

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Choose from quaint cafes, family eateries, and fine dining experiences in the Islands!