Based in Port Townsend, Washington, Sunrise Coffee has been roasting fresh green coffee beans from around the world since 1985. Sue Ohlson took over the business in 1997 and continues to roast Sunrise blends to this day (Though the equipment has been upgraded a bit since the early days).
Sunrise is a specialty coffee roaster. We carefully select the geographic areas where our green coffee beans are grown and with the help of our importers and several international grading organizations we make sure that our beans meet the highest standards of quality, organic certification and sustainability possible. All of our sourced coffees impart flavors distinct to their countries of origin, the altitude where they are grown, and the farming practices employed by the local growers and their coffee cooperatives. A coffee-growing region within the same country can produce several coffee varieties, each with its own distinct taste and personality. Regardless of the region, every coffee we purchase has been researched, tested and cupped at source by our importers and their partners.
We roast on a sustainable, green, emission free, Loring SmartRoaster built in the USA, the most efficient and environmentally friendly coffee roaster available today. Our Loring reveals the natural flavors and subtle nuances found in the high quality beans we source from specialty coffee growers worldwide. Our coffee is never too dark or burnt.
As a custom roaster, it is our challenge and goal to bring out the unique character of each coffee we roast. To that end, we roast to order almost every business day to ensure the freshest product possible, and we cup each individual lot as it comes in to guarantee quality.
Those who know us love us.....
Local Pacific Northwest
Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula is our home and this community has given us much to be thankful for. We dedicate our business to providing our clients with the freshest roasted organic coffee possible and our goal every morning is to earn the right to be a part of your Sunrise.
Organic and Fair Trade Coffee
All of our coffee is 100% organic and we purchase and support fair trade wherever possible. When we incorporate a new bean into our collection it must first undergo a lengthy vetting process to make sure that it not only meets our criteria for great tasting coffee and compliments the flavors we've already cultivated, but is also grown responsibly and is certified organic.
Not just a roaster
In addition to roasting we also have a great team of baristas pulling shots and making all manner of fabulous espresso drinks in our Coffee House. We offer fresh pastries from local bakeries, as well as home brewing equipment, brewing advice, brewing solutions and more...
Our CoffeeHouse is an intimate, warm and friendly space, and has the kind of ambiance I look for in the coffee shops I visit. It is a gathering place for our Port Townsend community, members of the working waterfront here in The Port of Port Townsend as well visitors and friends from near and far. Those who know us love us...