It's hard to believe we have been roasting the best coffee on the planet for 29 years. 29 years of coffee, friends and plenty of memories! We thought the perfect way to celebrate was by taking a look back at not just the last year around the sun, but also some of our favorite milestones of the last 29.
First, let’s take a look back at some of the highlights from years 1-28! We were founded in 1993 and met some amazing long-time customers not so long after in 1994, many of which are still with us today, such as Inn at Cedar Crossing, Woodman’s, White Lace Inn, Stone Harbor, and Dal Santos! We wouldn’t be where we are today with out these guys, that is for sure. Expanding in new ways, we launched our first website in 1995. Also worth noting is the launch of our fan-favorite seasonal coffees with Holiday flavored coffees in 1995, Fall flavored coffees in 1998, Spring & Summer in 2006. At our ever-changing location, which started in Forestville in 1993, before we built the new building in 1995, we added our popular drive-thru option to the building in 2007, remodeled our store and enhanced our roasting facility countless times, with our latest upgrade of adding more offices and another conference room most recently in 2020. With many expansions of staff and our building, we increased our size, to create the beautiful and spacious building you see today!
As the building has grown, so has our amazing staff of 50+. A lot can be said about a company, when every person looks forward to coming in every day, and doing something they love. If you asked any employee at Door County Coffee, they would tell you the same thing. And that, coffee lovers, is what makes our 29th anniversary so special. This was a truly special year for so many reasons - from adding 4 babies, including Doug and Vicki's first two grand-children pictured above, a few weddings and so many potlucks! If you follow us on social media, you know we can make any reason, a reason to have a potluck! We celebrated millstones like 28th work anniversaries, new flavors and exciting new products like our canned cold brew!
If you ask our President and Founder, Vicki Wilson, she will tell you all the same things as our employees. How lucky we are to work with such wonderful people, roasting and selling a product we all love, enjoying the company of each other every single day. We truly have the most fun at work and are one big family, which is a huge part of why we are still here making the best coffee after 29 years. But, the biggest reason behind the success of Door County Coffee is Vicki and her family. They truly are a remarkable family, and why Door County Coffee has enjoyed year after year of success.
Looking to the future and our next trip around the sun, we are excited for growth and new things coming soon on the horizon. Heading into our 30th year, be ready for a full year of celebrating and fun! Thank you for all your love and support these last 29 years, and we can’t wait to see what comes in year 30! Cheers!