About Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters
The "us" started as James & Sheryl Helms, longtime residents of the Rocky Butte community in Portland, OR. Working with coffee started as a hobby for us. We love coffee, and we set out to learn how to brew our perfect cup. As our quest continued, we also began learning how to source and roast the beans that would provide us with our perfect cup of coffee. As it turns out, the coffee wasn't just our favorite—friends and family loved the coffee that we were roasting too! Before long, our daughter Lily began roasting, delivering, and serving our coffee at farmers' markets too. Nathan Dunbar became a co-owner to provide sound financial guidance. Bryan Atkinson, real estate agent and community writer at parkroselife.com, became a co-owner to lead sales and marketing and find the space for our first cafe and roastery.
While we love coffee, we also love people and we love where we live even if it does have its fair share of challenges. We've invested in our community for many years, the label "community instigators" matches who we are and what we do really well. We've reached a point where we want to invest in our community more. We created Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters so that we could live and work even closer in our community.
We are ramping up production now. By purchasing coffee from Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters, you're making an impact in the community!
Join us as we advance from a small roasting company and pop up coffee stand at farmers' markets to operating our own roasting facility and opening a local coffee shop, a place for our neighbors to connect and enjoy our best cup of coffee.