A couple of blog posts ago we introduced you to Whitefish Pottery who make our coffee mugs here at the Moose, now we’d like to tell you about the coffee that we pour in those mugs.
For the past few years our guests are greeted to the smell of Craven’s Coffee brewing in our kitchen. Craven’s Coffee is a Spokane, WA based company, dedicated to roasting great coffee that comes from coffee farmers they actually meet and shake hands with. They know the farmers they buy their coffee beans from. Roasted to perfection (at least we think so!) it makes some of the best coffee you’ll want to wake up to.
Launched 20 yrs ago, by Simon Craven Thompson and his wife, Rebecca Templin, Cravens remains a mom-and-pop operation by national standards. “I think Folgers spills as much coffee in a day as we roast in a year,” Thompson joked to the Spokesman Review newspaper. When they started in 1993 there were about 3 local roasters in Spokane, now there are about 20. So, in order to survive, you know the coffee has to be good.
In addition to their wide variety of roasts they offer (68 blends in total), Craven’s has a line of Community Blends where a portion of their sales gets donated to worthy causes in the Northwest. Nice.
The face of Craven’s Coffee here in the Flathead Valley is our sales rep, Kari Donovan, who delivers caffeinated bliss to restaurants, grocery stores, cafes and, of course, to the Hidden Moose Lodge on a weekly basis. Kari has worked for Craven’s for over 9 years and loves her job.
And, we love Craven’s Coffee and so do our guests. You can visit their website at: www.cravenscoffee.com or taste their coffee yourself when you book a room at the Hidden Moose!
Author: Sarah Stewart