We source and roast all our coffees in close partnership with Basalt Roasters. Founded in late 2017 by Joshua Hick’s and Collaboration Coffee’s Maddie Hicks, Basalt Roasters was the first company in Yakima to offer high-end, locally roasted specialty coffees. Collaboration Coffee’s Adam Wilson joined Basalt Roasters as a partner in early 2018.
Our coffees hail from all over the globe, and we work with Basalt Roasters to develop brewing recipes that highlight the unique characteristics of each origin, varietal, and processing method. If you want simplicity or you’re in a rush, grab a cup of our batch-brewed coffee. If you want to explore, we can always make a coffee of your choice by the cup.
Our espresso is the cornerstone of our drink menu, and we devote most of our time and attention to getting it right. Far from the bitter, sharp medicine you might expect, our espresso is sweet and smooth, and bursting with complex flavors. We rotate the coffees we use as espresso periodically, so ask your barista what’s being served when you come in.
Espresso + Milk
Baristas love to argue about the “real” meaning of words like macchiato, cappuccino, and latte. We’re no exception. But in reality all these drinks are simply espresso combined with steamed milk in varying quantities. You’ll see our favorite recipes on our menu, and our baristas are happy to make your preferred drink—so don’t be afraid to ask!
And if you want something sweeter, our chocolate and caramel sauces are made right here in Yakima by some of the most talented folks in town.