Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters

Our Stories

THE COMPANY

In 1988, before the Pacific Northwest became home to the coffeehouse boom, Larry and Cherie Challain opened the first Dancing Goats® Coffee Bar in Olympia, Washington. A passion for serving great coffee grew into a passion for roasting the world’s finest coffees as they went on to develop Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters, one of the most well-regarded specialty coffee companies in America. In order to ensure the delivery of fresh roasted coffee to customers across the country, Batdorf & Bronson opened its Atlanta roastery in 1994. Our coffees are now served in coffeehouses and fine restaurants around the country in addition to our own locations where the exquisite quality of Batdorf & Bronson’s coffees combines with knowledgeable and skilled barista in delightful settings.

DANCING GOATS THE LEGEND

In the remote highlands of 9th century Abyssinia, now Ethiopia, a lone goatherd named Kaldi noticed his goats were full of energy, dancing and prancing, after eating a small red fruit from a nearby shrub. Not wishing to be left out of the fun, he ate the cherries and soon he was dancing too. According to legend, Kaldi and his goats had discovered coffee.

DANCING GOATS THE BLEND

Known as an excellent espresso or drip coffee, Dancing Goats® is our signature blend at Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters.Bold and toasty, with hints of almond, chocolate and spice. This fabled blend is featured in espresso bars, cafes and restaurants across the country that strive to create the perfect cup and our coffeehouses are namesakes for this popular coffee.