From The Roaster
ABOUT NORTHBOUND COFFEE ROASTERS
Behind Northbound Coffee Roasters is the husband and wife team of Keith Hamrick and Jen Lovrak. With a combined 22 years in the coffee industry, they passionately pursue top-quality coffees and are devoted to producing the perfect cup.
Northbound is a small, Mom and Pop, family-run business that practices the rituals of craft that any larger roaster would employ.
After working as a Barista and Roaster for another roasting company, Keith and Jen set out to create Northbound. Northbound was born when they purchased a 7 kilo antique cast-iron roaster that was built in Germany in 1936. Using the vintage roaster and a small sample roaster and constantly cupping coffees, Northbound began producing unique blends and roast profiles that gained popularity quickly.
Soon Northbound outgrew that 7 kilo roaster, and in 2014 found a larger capacity 1956 Probat in Switzerland. After having it refurbished to their specifications, it was installed and continues to be at the heart of their business.
OUR GOAL THROUGH COFFEE
We created Northbound to be an extension of our family and to share what we love and find unique about specialty coffee. Through that, we have made many friends both far and wide and feel fortunate to have an extended community of customers who we now consider friends.
We live in a rural region in Northern California at the base of a year round snow capped mountain. We are the coffee scene here in the middle of the five hour drive between San Francisco and Portland's thriving coffee cultures.