About the Founders
Meet the Original Founders of Hammerhead Coffee Roasters
Mary Burwell and Scott Hartwich have been drinking, preparing, roasting, and selling coffee since 1989. They fell in love while working for the same large company (think mermaid), and moved on to open one of the first espresso carts in Portland, Oregon, as well as a successful coffee house. Hammerhead is the Bellingham-based culmination of this shared passion.
The company is run as a true, Mom and Pop business, and working with retail and wholesale customers who value substance over style, a down-to-earth and personal approach to customer service, and a commitment to sustainability and a healthy local community. Always excited to design really wacky coffee labels.
2020 has some new and exciting plans for us, we welcome you along our journey!
HOW WE SOURCE OUR BEANS
Hammerhead Coffee has been organic-certified since early 2016. As such, we choose to only bring in beans with organic certification via importers we trust: primarily Atlas Coffee Importers. Whenever possible, we source Fair-Trade certified coffees, which allows us to work with cooperatives of small growers--Mom and Pop, if you will--as opposed to larger plantations.
You may notice our front label does not carry the Organic Seal, we are working towards new certification for that starting 2020. We will however continue to promote, advertise and support Organic Coffee Only in our Roastery & for you, our customers. As such we will note on the back label that all ingredients are 100% Organic.
Always feel free to contact us directly about our sourcing process, or to request information abut a particular plantation or coop. We'll be glad to oblige.